Boca Raton, FL, April 22, 2019—For the 10th anniversary year of Art Museum Day, Boca Raton Museum of Art will join the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and hundreds of institutions across North America in offering great opportunities for our audiences on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This year, Boca Raton Museum of Art will offer FREE ADMISSION and FREE docent tours at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm to recognize the arts and the important role that art museums play in their communities. This includes all current exhibitions: “Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art,” “Contemporary Sculpture: Sam Anderson & Michael Dean,” and “John Ransom Phillips: Lives of Artists.” Boca Raton Museum of Art also invites visitors to share their Art Museum Day experiences via social media, with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all to experience the Museum’s new exhibitions. “In Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art, we have dwelled deep into the world of comics, away from the flying super men and women. Assembled here is the work of contemporary artists who use comics and graphic novels as their stylistic stimulus. The subjects of the artists deal with current issues of the world. The result can be profound, humorous, surreal, fantastical, and always hugely imaginative. It will be one of many reasons to plan a visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.” – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art.
AAMD’s Art Museum Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the role of art museums in North America. The initiative is an extension of the International Council of Museum’s (ICOM) International Museum Day, a global program embracing all different types of museums. Last year, Boca Raton Museum of Art—along with more than 150 other AAMD member museums of varying sizes across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—participated in Art Museum Day.
A comprehensive list of participating AAMD member art museums will be available on the AAMD website. Note that while AAMD’s Art Museum Day and ICOM’s International Museum Day are formally held each year on May 18, some institutions shift their events to adjacent dates.
“It is so terrific that Boca Raton Museum of Art will join so many peer institutions to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this important initiative,” said Christine Anagnos, Executive Director of AAMD. “Art Museum Day brings institutions and communities together to experience great art and special programs. And every year, I enjoy just as much the opportunity to follow along with visitor’s #ArtMuseumDay posts, reflecting the ways in which they engage with art and art museums, and appreciate the diversity of human creativity.”
About the Boca Raton Musuem of Art
Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, Museum and Sculpture Garden. As part of a highly strategic and comprehensive reimaging of its public-facing exteriors, the museum recently unveiled a major renovation of its exterior spaces designed by Glavovic Studio and Studio Roberto Rovira. The museum is located in Mizner Park, at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and on weekends from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.