After the stressful days brought on by our stormy weather and its aftermath, the Boca Raton Museum of Art has waived admission charges through October. Visitors are welcome to relax and enjoy the galleries and Sculpture Garden when they re-open on September 19, 2017, and an updated schedule of programs and activities for adults and families is available online at www.bocamuseum.org/events.
“Fortunately the Museum and its Art School sustained no damage. But we know that others in our community did not fare as well. The power of the arts as a healing, creative, and shared activity in people’s lives is as important as ever,” said Executive Director Irvin Lippman. “We are grateful for the corporate support of PNC Bank, who is helping to make this service to our community possible.”
“Our hearts go out to our fellow Floridians as we continue to deal with the flooding and devastation,” said Cressman Bronson, PNC Regional President for Florida East. “PNC will continue to work together with a diverse array of community leaders like the Boca Raton Museum of Art to ensure that our region remains vibrant and whole.”
We welcome our friends from the community and visitors to South Florida to take advantage of four special exhibitions in addition to the Museum’s collection which has been newly reinstalled. Currently on view:
Shirin Neshat: Fervor and Turbulent
Two films by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat explore gender roles, relationships, and equality in her home country.
Patricia Nix: American Baroque
Continuing the tradition of women Surrealists, Patricia Nix’s fantastic constructions and paintings are elaborate and boldly colored, drawing on both lightly whimsical and darkly psychological interpretations of the materials she employs.
Deep Line Drawings by Carlos Luna
An artistic dissident who left Cuba in the 90s, Carlos Luna combines the influences and cultural heritages of his homes on the island, in Mexico, and finally in Miami to create a vibrant look at modern perceptions of Latin America.
Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman
This 10th anniversary reprise of the debut of the Friedman’s gift to the Museum exhibits dozens of iconic photographs by many of the 19th century’s most influential photographers including Eugène Atget, Bruno Braquehais, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Edward Steichen, and Josef Sudek.
Art School Faculty: 5X5
Accomplished faculty members of the Art School each exhibit five artworks in this annual show in the Museum’s Wolgin Gallery. This year’s featured artists are Carla Golembe, Chris Lopez, Lawrence Miller, Diane Reeves, Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov.