Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 - United States
The Boca Raton Museum of Art encompasses a creative campus that includes the Museum in Mizner Park and the Art School. The Museum has provided seven decades of cultural and artistic service to the community and to many visitors from around the world.
Art of the Hollywood Backdrop
In almost every feature film of Hollywood’s golden age, from North by Northwest to Ben-Hur to The Sound of Music, painted backgrounds had the task of convincing moviegoers that what they are seeing was real. These matte paintings are at once intended to transport the audience and yet remain unseen for what they really are. Art of the Hollywood Backdrop introduces the master scenic artists of Hollywood’s golden age through original, monumental MGM backdrops. These artists worked anonymously, never receiving screen credit. It is now time to recognize them for the masterful illusions they made.
Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls
“Black Pearls” brings Washington DC-based photographer and activist Reginald Cunningham to Boca Raton’s historic Pearl City neighborhood to photograph the stories of generations. The artist captured not just images of Pearl City residents, but also the physical and ephemeral elements that make up the community. Pearl City is the oldest existing neighborhood in Boca, and its physical property anchors downtown, located south of Glades Boulevard between Dixie and Federal Highways. Pearl City's community, however, stretches beyond these physical limits. Cunningham photographed, and with the aid of Dr. Candace Cunningham, captured the oral histories of both current-day Pearl City residents and the children of the original settlers that have moved to other cities.
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