Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 - United States

561-392-2500

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Founded in 1950 by the Art Guild of Boca Raton, the Museum’s collections, innovative exhibitions, and educational programming are international in scope and reflect the creative expression of the Florida region.

Exhibits

EYE TO I: SELF PORTRAITS FROM THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
March 24, 2020 - June 14, 2020
Eye to I is especially appropriate in the age of the “selfie.” Organized and drawn primarily from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery this exhibition explores how American artists have portrayed themselves through painting, drawing, photography, and video since the beginning of the 20th-century. Artists in the exhibition approach self-representation from realist renderings to alter-egos that can reveal or obfuscate their inner lives.

EDWARD STEICHEN: IN EXALTATION OF FLOWERS
March 24, 2020 - June 14, 2020
Before Edward Steichen became a seminal figure in 20th-century photography, he was a painter. From 1911 to 1914, Steichen painted seven large Art Nouveau panels – ten feet tall each – for the Park Avenue townhouse of Eugene Myer and his wife Agnes. Due to financial setbacks, these murals were never installed. After a number of owners including the Museum of Modern Art, they ended up in the collection of Art Bridges, a non-profit founded by Alice Walton dedicated to sharing outstanding works of American Art. The murals are inspired in part by Maurice Maeterlinck’s book, The Intelligence of Flowers, and features members of the Myers’ and Steichen’s circle of friends including Agnes Myers, Isadora Duncan, Mercedes De Cordoba, and others along with their floral counterparts. They were shown for the first time in a century at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2017 after their restoration.

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