Boca Raton Museum of Art brings Amedeo Modigliani’s “Portrait of Lejeune” and other masterpieces online on Google Arts & Culture
August 10, 2020 - Starting today, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, is presenting over 240 works of art online. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see rarely seen Theresa Bernstein paintings, an early sculpture by Michael Heizer, delicate Yoruba textiles, and drawings, gouaches, and photographs by Amedeo Modigliani, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo that are light-sensitive and not always on view. All of these works are now readily available with just a few clicks at artsandculture.google.com/partner/bocamuseum and on its app, available for download on Android and iOS.
Specially curated virtual exhibits have been developed for online visitors who can discover interactive exhibits curated by curators at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. At present, with more to come, three digital exhibitions are available. They tell the stories of photographer Sally Gall, Miami self-taught painter Purvis Young, and Depression-era families via WPA photographers. In these online exhibitions, you will find:
- The exquisite detail evident in the waves in Tanah Lot, gelatin silver print, by Sally Gall, thanks to Google’s immersive viewing feature
- The rich expressionistic symbolism in Purvis Young’s Eye over the City
- The poignant window into Depression-era life in Dorothea Lange’s Lunchtime in Nursery at FSA Migrant Camp at Shafter,California
“By presenting highlights of our collection on-line, we hope to spawn greater conversations and stay connected with an even larger population of researchers as well as on-line guests. Audio visual access is integral to our Museum’s educational mission; and thanks to Google Arts & Culture, serving as a cultural ambassador, we can digitize our collections and exhibitions and find a bold new platform to reach more “visitors” to the Museum,” said Irvin Lippman, Executive Director.
About the Boca Raton Museum of Art
International in scope, while reflecting the creative expression of our region and city, the Museum explores the broadest spectrum of visual culture at the highest level of quality. The Museum will be a destination and an experience, and serve as the cultural heart of Boca Raton. The Museum in Mizner Park and its Art School in its historic home on Palmetto Park Road reflect the community’s civic commitment to excellence in arts and education. Together they form an expanded creative campus that generates a lively conversation and provides insight into the creative force in our community. Visit bocamusem.org for more information.
About Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2.000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. If Google’s mission is to make the world’s information more accessible, then Arts & Culture's mission is to make the world's culture accessible to anyone, anywhere. It’s your doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world. Discover stories about cultural heritage ranging from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings, Puerto Rico’s heritage, Sports in Australia or the women's right movement to ancient Maya temples, Japanese Food and Indian Railways.
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