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Boca Raton Museum of Art August/September Exhibitions, Programs & Events

July 24, 2009

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located at 501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM: Saturday and Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM. Museum closed to public Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (65 and older), $4 per person for group tours and $4 for students. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Through August 30, 2009
+ 58th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition
+ Expanding Boundaries: Lyrical Abstraction

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

September 9 through November 8, 2009
+ Clyde Butcher: Wilderness Visions
+Stephen Althouse: Tools and Shrouds
+Gary T. Erbe: Forty-Year Retrospective

AUGUST PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Saturday, August 1, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece
This monthly children’s program teaches about a master artist on exhibit at the Museum. Participants have an opportunity to create a masterpiece in the style of the featured artist. August’s theme is Jules Olitski, Painting. Open to grades 3-5. Free for children who are Museum Members; $5 all other children. Classes are filled on a first-come basis. Reservations required. Call 561.392.2500, x106.

Saturday, August 1, 2:00-4:00 PM
Opening Reception, Artists’ Guild/Boca Festival Days
Opening reception for the 24th Annual Courtyard Building Art Exhibition to be held July 27 through September 11, 2009 in the Courtyard Building, 5301 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. The juried exhibition is part of Boca Festival Days, a community celebration of art and culture in Boca Raton.

Sunday, August 2, 1:00-2:30 PM
Opening of the Group Youth Summer Camp Exhibition in Museum Auditorium. Free with paid Museum admission.

Sunday, August 2, 1:00-4:00 PM
Family Day
An afternoon of creative fun. Listen to a lively storyteller, create a paper sculpture and participate in a treasure hunt. Sponsored by Bloomingdale’s. Free with paid Museum admission. Children 12 and under are always free.

Wednesday, August 5 and Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 PM
Sixth Annual Films for a Summer Afternoon
A selection of Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Films. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Tickets are distributed one hour prior to film showing on a first-come basis. Seating capacity is 90. "Day For Night (La Nuit Americaine)," Francois Truffaut, 120 min, France, 1973 PG. The director’s tribute to the communal insanity of making a movie. The film takes a humorous look at the chaos behind the scenes - from technical problems to human tribulations.


All Florida Merit Award Winner Elena De La Ville’s "We Are Burning"

Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Palm Beach County Centennial
In celebration of Palm Beach County’s Centennial, the Museum will offer free admission for the day. The offer is open to Palm Beach County Residents (with valid ID).

Wednesday, August 12 and Saturday, August 15 at 2:00 PM
Sixth Annual Films for a Summer Afternoon
A selection of Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Films. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Tickets are distributed one hour prior to film showing on a first-come basis. Seating capacity is 90. "Black and White in Color (Noirs et blancs en couleur)," Jean-Jacques Annaud, 105 min, Ivory Coast, 1976 NR. Filmed on the Ivory Coast and set amidst the outbreak of World War I, a French trading post in West Central Africa finds itself at odds with a formerly peaceful German post.

Wednesday, August 19 and Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 PM
Sixth Annual Films for a Summer Afternoon
A selection of Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Films. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Tickets are distributed one hour prior to film showing on a first-come basis. Seating capacity is 90. "Journey of Hope (Voyage vers l’espoir)" Xavier Koller, 105 min, Switzerland, 1984, PG. This fact-based drama chronicles the hardships and dire consequences suffered by a family of Turkish farmers who sell their worldly possessions to fund an escape to the greener pastures of Switzerland.

Thursday, August 20, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Artists’ Guild in Delray Beach ArtWalk. Join the Museum Artists’ Guild as they stroll Atlantic Avenue and visit various galleries. Free.

Thursday, August 27, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception Artists’ Guild
An opening reception at the Artists’ Guild gallery in Delray Beach. 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. 561.ART.7877 or 561.278.7877 for more information. Free to the public.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS & PROGRAMS


Saturday, September 12, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece
This monthly children’s program teaches about a master artist on exhibit at the Museum. Participants have an opportunity to create a masterpiece in the style of the featured artist. September’s theme is Clyde Butcher, Photography. Open to grades 3-5. Free for children who are Museum Members; $5 all other children. Classes are filled on a first-come basis. Reservations required. Call 561.392.2500, x106.

Sunday, September 13, 2:00 PM
ARTful Adventure
This family program features art workshops that weave inspirations from the Museum’s Permanent Collection into a studio class led by seasoned art educators. September’s theme is clay sculpture. Free admission for workshop only. Space is limited to 35 participants. Workshops are filled on a first-come basis.

Wednesday, September 16; Saturday, September 19; and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 PM
Art Films

Free for Members or with paid Museum admission. Tickets are distributed one hour prior to film showing on a first-come basis. Seating capacity is 90. Films are subject to change. "Ansel Adams" (2002). 100 minutes. This PBS American Experience film by Ric Burns presents an intimate portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist - for whom life and art were inextricably connected.



Clyde Butcher (American, born in Kansas City, Missouri, 1944 -), Ochopee, 1986, Courtesy of Venice Gallery & Studio

Thursday, September 17 at 2:30 pm
Curator’s Highlight Tour
Join Museum Senior Curator, Wendy Blazier for informative gallery tours focusing on the current exhibitions.
Gary T. Erbe’s Trompe l’Oeil Illusionism. Examine Erbe’s realist paintings as collages of memorabilia which give historical, political and sometimes sentimental meaning to everyday objects. Free for members and with paid Museum admission.

Wednesday, September 23; Saturday, September 26; and Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 PM
Art Films
Free for Members or with paid Museum admission. Tickets are distributed one hour prior to film showing on a first-come basis. Seating capacity is 90. Films are subject to change. "Portrait of an Artist: Raoul Dufy - Painter and Decorator "(1987)
56 minutes. The works of French fauvist Raoul Dufy capture all the color and excitement of the moment. This film reveals his design influence is still very much alive.

Saturday, September 26, Noon-5:00 PM
Fifth Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Free admission to Smithsonian magazine readers and online visitors.

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432-3982
(561) 392-2500

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