Boca Raton Museum of Art
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Upcoming Exhibitions

September 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Memories of the Shtetl

In the late 1930s, Samuel Rothbort (1882 – 1971) began creating “memory paintings” of his native Walkovisk, a small village in Czarist Russia. Eventually numbering over five hundred, Rothbort’s paintings have become lauded as a cultural resource depicting life in a predominantly Jewish village, commonly known as a Shtetl. Their nostalgic sense of wonder and joyous colors have challenged many observers’ notions of prewar Eastern European Jewish life.

Memories of the Shtetl features a selection of oil and watercolor paintings by Rothbort. Artistically gifted and largely self-taught, Rothbort’s work depicts a reverence for nature and everyday life in a Shtetle. His memory paintings were the subject of a 1961 documentary film “The Ghetto Pillow” (later renamed “Memories of the Shtetle”) by Harriet Semegram and provided inspiration for Jerome Robbins’ staging of the 1964 musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Samuel Rothbort, Rye Wagon Going Through Town, 1956. Watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 inches.

September 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Veil of Memory, Prologue: The Last Supper

On March 31, 1492, an edict issued by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, ordered the expulsion of Jews from their kingdom. Given only three months to flee the country, convert to Catholicism, or be executed without trial, some 200,000 people were abruptly exiled from their homeland. Those who chose to leave were forbidden to carry gold, silver, or coined money out of the kingdom.

Veil of Memory. Prologue: The Last Supper by Terry Berkowitz depicts a forgotten moment as the Jews of Spain paused for a final meal, at the threshold of the unknown, just a few hours before crowding into the tiny 15th century ships that would take them away. Visitors are invited to sit at a wooden table in the shape of a crucifix. Atop the table sit empty bowls, spoons, and glasses partially filled with water. Video projections on nearby walls reveal blue-hued shapes of people lined up to march on their journey with portions of the edict of expulsion layered under image. In the center of the table is a display of the sea in constant motion with sounds of crashing waves, Catalan liturgical music, and the murmurs of people too nervous or afraid to speak aloud.


September 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Rosie Won the War

Rosie Won the War by Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock recalls the seminal moment in the history of the 20th century. With America’s engagement in World War II, working women began to dominate the public image at home. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s iconic picture, Rosie the Riveter, Stih and Schnock’s series is a homage to women on the home front working “men’s jobs” in manufacturing plants while men were fighting the enemy in battlefields abroad.

Rosie Won the War depicts powerful women in life-size portraits wearing working gear. Tools in hand define their current occupation. The images capture this particular moment in history seen through the female eye, set in relation to working women today.

The images depict women positioned provocatively like the “Big Nudes” of Helmut Newton, but with very different expression and self-definition. They stand on maps from the past, recalling the topography of World Word II and forming a link between past and present. The portrait series includes paintings based on digital collages of staged photography, mapping structures, drawings, and text.

Complementary to the photo series is the video Counter Attack. Calling upon the image of Rosie the Riveter with one foot on Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, the video shows women’s feet stepping on the Nazi leader’s manifesto with spikes on their feet until it is tattered, and then completely destroyed.

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, Rosie Won the War, 2015.

September 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
The Neighbor Next Door

The Neighbor Next Door by Shimon Attie presents a visceral interpretation of the experiences of those driven into hiding by the Nazi regime as was the family of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. Attie has created immersive multimedia art that reflects on the relationship between place, memory, and identity. The installation is Attie’s re-envisioning of a site-specific work he first presented in Amsterdam in 1995 where he projected films taken in secret by people forced into seclusion by the Nazi occupation onto the street every night for two weeks.

November 2, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine

The human figure has captivated Norman Sunshine for much of his artistic career. In decades past he painted grand canvases of quiet moments between multiple figures, capturing the great and small episodes of life.

During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with “women of a certain age;” their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

Norman Sunshine, Carole. Giclée print on rag paper, 57 x 42 in. Courtesy of the artist.

January 25 - April 30, 2016
Warhol on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987

Throughout Warhol’s long career he produced 60 unique album cover designs for an extremely diverse range of music ranging from Tchaikovsky and Gershwin, Count Basie and Artie Shaw, to the Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground. This exhibition organized by the Cranbrook Art Museum includes over 100 album covers, wallpaper, video and sound.

January 25 - April 30, 2016
Warhol Prints from the Collection of Marc Bell

The complete silkscreen suites from the collection of Marc Bell will accompany the Warhol on Vinyl exhibition. It will include the iconic soup cans, images of Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and Mao as well as Warhol’s flowers, dollar signs, and camouflage.

April 21 - July 3, 2016
Charles McGill

The first major museum exhibition of artist Charles McGill explores his fascination with the subject and objects of golf and provides a thought provoking means for us to examine race and social differences in our community. Included are golf bags adorned with collages of imagery of black history and popular culture from the artist’s Baggage series; golf bags dissected and manipulated into soft sculpture constructions in his Skinned series, in which rain hoods designed to keep clubs dry recall KKK hoods and zippers and straps summon up ideas of bondage and servitude; as well as works created for McGill’s performance projects including his golf pro “alter ego” Arthur Negro, ironic line of sporting equipment Club Negro, and pop-up Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is surrounded by no less than 76 golf courses within a 10-mile radius, most of which form the centerpieces of gated, mostly white and upper-income communities. Meanwhile, in walking distance to the Museum, is Boca Raton’s first community—the historically African American neighborhood of Pearl City. Through artist residency activities, McGill (an experienced educator and exceptional speaker) will bring together Boca Raton’s black and white residents for artist-at-work demonstrations, collaborative community art-making workshops, and performances inspired by a game that is central to our community’s identity.

April 21 - July 3, 2016
Salvatore Meo: A Studio Life

Meo was a celebrated assemblage artist in 1950s Rome and included in many international exhibitions until he became a recluse. He declined to exhibit or allow visits to his studio near the Trevi Fountain and it was only after his death in 2004 that much of this work has come to light. A selection of his works will be shown as well as a wallpaper reproduction of his studio in Rome.

April 21 - July 3, 2016
Arnold Newman: Master Class

Over the course of nearly seven decades, Arnold Newman (1918–2006) created iconographic portraits of some of the most influential innovators, celebrities, and cultural figures of the twentieth century. The first major exhibition of the photographer's work since his death, Arnold Newman: Masterclass, examines the evolution of his singular vision, from the informal portraits, cityscapes, documentary images, and design studies of his early career to the "environmental portraiture" style for which he would become famous. Through more than 200 of his well-known photographs of famous sitters, including JFK, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, and Marilyn Monroe, along with manuscripts, correspondence, business records, and magazine tear sheets, Masterclass invites the viewers to explore the life, career, and art of this important and prolific master of the photographic image.

July 16 – September 11, 2016
65th Annual All Florida Exhibition

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is now changing the format of All Florida from the juried exhibition which has been presented here for 64 years. For 2016, the Museum’s Curatorial Department and Executive Director will collaborate with five nationally-recognized artists based throughout Florida. Each of these distinguished artists will select five early-career artists who have strong ties to Florida. This invitational exhibition will bring the work of the “selection committee” alongside the work of the artists they believe show great promise. See the 65th Annual All Florida selection committee.

October 16, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Birth of Modernism in Budapest

This exhibition of art from Budapest includes 100 by Hungarian artists, including such figures as André Kertész and László Moholy-Nagy, and provides a fascinating microcosm of the social and political turmoil that was raging across Europe, from the late 19th century, through WWI and WWII to the collapse of the Soviet Era, giving rise to the birth of the avant-garde.

October 16, 2016 - January 8, 2017

This exhibition will feature a site-specific installation by the artist collective, RPM. The 3 Miami-based artists–Rhonda Mitrani, Patricia Gutierrez, and Marina Font–will use their mixed media installation to comment on the canon of Western art history and its history of promoting European male artists while relegating women and non-Europeans to the status of subjects. As Cuban, American and Argentinian artists, RPM brings a thoughtful, fresh and edgy take to the seminal aspects of art we have come to revere.

October 16, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Jose Alvarez: Portraits from Krome Detention Center

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) was detained in Krome Detention Center for identity theft two months in 2012. During this time he created a series of portraits of his fellow detainees using ballpoint pens and whatever paper he could find. The portraits not only capture the physical being of his sitters, but also their stories. This exhibition will mark the debut of these powerful, intimate portraits and emotional stories.

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