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Upcoming Exhibitions

November 1, 2014 - Ongoing
A New Path: Two Installations in the Colonnade

This Color is Great by Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock

Stih & Schnock are Berlin-based visual artists who introduce art in public spaces thereby affecting everyday life. In this work, the artists have used the common expression of a woman’s lips and what she might be saying in contrast to what she is actually thinking. This is the first in a series of artist-commissioned banners along the Amphitheater colonnade that dramatically changes a familiar path as the visitor approaches the Museum.

The Pursuit of Happiness by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt

Behar and Marquardt, who established R&R Studios in Miami, have a multidisciplinary architectural practice weaving together visual arts, exhibition design, architecture, and urban design. They have been commissioned to rethink the entry into the Museum along the colonnade, providing a new pathway that is at once intimate and monumental. Their installation incorporates multi-colored ribbons in the interior gallery windows, draping the space making it both public and private by way of the sensual sway of vivid colors.

As part of this project, R&R Studios has redesigned the Museum Store, which stands as the “cornerstone” of the Museum, the first space the visitor sees upon entering the building where the colonnade and the courtyard intersect. The Store is scheduled to open to the public on November 1, 2014. Vincent Tom is the Store’s merchandiser and will feature one of a kind and limited edition works for sale by local, national, and international artists and artisans along with exhibition-specific merchandise, trunk shows, and author events.

November 8, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Education Gallery Exhibit
Latin American Artists Depicting the Human Form
Using works from the Museum's Permanent Collection, this exhibit highlights the works of Latin American artists that depict the human form in different poses and gestures. The variety of media used to depict and elevate the human form has thrilled artists throughout the ages.

November 9, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

The American artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890–2002) made and exhibited her work in every decade of the twentieth century–a truly awesome feat. Working in realist and expressionist styles, she treated the major subjects of her time, including the fight for women’s suffrage, the plight of immigrants, World War I, jazz, unemployment, racial discrimination and occasionally explicitly Jewish themes such as a synagogue interior or ritual objects such as a menorah. While her portrait subjects include Albert Einstein, Martha Graham, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, yet it is her particular sensibility and empathy with those subjects that set her apart from her contemporaries. Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art features a plethora of paintings along with interviews and related memorabilia spanning this great artist’s long and illustrious career.

Organized by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor Baruch College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Theresa Bernstein (American, 1890-2002), Polish Church: Easter Morning, 1916, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. Martin and Edith Stein Collection

November 9, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Elliott Erwitt Photographs from the Collection of Richard Coplan and Martin R. Mallinger

Elliott Erwitt is a renowned documentary photographer who melds substance and enchantment into his work. This exhibition features over 80 images hand selected by the artist himself.

Born in Paris, Erwitt and his family fled Europe for the United States at the onset of World War II. Iconic images by Mr. Erwitt include John F. Kennedy, Che Guevara, and Marilyn Monroe with the skirt of her white dress wafting around her legs as she posed over a New York City subway grate. His spectacular sense of humor and joy is evident in his work that captures quotidian life in urban surroundings.

Elliot Erwitt (American, born in Paris, 1928), Santa Monica, California, 1955. © Elliott Erwitt/MAGNUM PHOTOS

November 9, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Bryan Drury: Terrestrial Visions

Employing the same highly detailed realism found in his other works, Drury (born, 1980) exploits the oil-paint medium to meticulously render the topography and organic quality of the sitters’ flesh, contrasting their physicality with the divine nature that they embody within their respective traditions.

In his paintings every wrinkle and hair follicle is exposed in the face of his sitters. The soft creases in the skin of highlight the tactility of a person’s skin, calling attention to the mortal aspect of being. In his portraits, Drury does not acquiesce to expectations of flattery, instead he exploits the power of oil paint to describe their corporeal flaws of his sitters as precisely as possible. He exposes the disconnect between the corporeality of the body and the abstraction of identity, which exists across cultures, religions and societies.

Drury was born in 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah and relocated to New York in 2001. He received an MFA Cum Laude from the New York Academy of Art in 2007 and his BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2005.

Curated by Marisa J. Pascucci, Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Bryan Drury (American, born 1980), Tracey, 2012, oil on wood, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of DEAN PROJECT gallery, Miami, FL

November 9, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Shizuka Yokomizo: Forever (and again)

This video installation is a tribute to wisdom and the sensitivity of old age, and was premiered at the 2003 Venice Biennale. It is a moving Chopin waltz performed by elderly pianists. Yokomizo was born in Tokyo; she lives and creates photography and videography works in London. Past exhibitions include a solo show at Museo d’arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy, 2002; the Venice Biennale 2003; and Reality Check organized by the British Council and The Photographers Gallery.

Shizuka Yokomizo (Japanese, born 1966), Forever (and Again) [film still], 2003, two channel video projection, dimensions variable

November 9, 2014 - January 11, 2015
New York Photographs from the Collection

New York Photographs from the Collection showcases over 90 black and white photographs from the Boca Raton Museum of Art's Permanent Collection dating from 1892 through 1990. The exhibition includes photographer luminaries such as Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Andreas Feininger, Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Edward Steichen, Brett Weston, Garry Winogrand, and Alfred Stieglitz.

Benn Mitchell, former on-set photographer for Warner Bros. studios and pioneer in realistic photography who retired to Boca Raton, will also be featured with 12 photographs on loan from the artist.

Most of the works in New York Photographs were taken with a Leica, the first small format 35mm camera that made it possible to capture spontaneous moments and became the go-to camera for photojournalists. In recognition of the Leica camera's 100th anniversary, the exhibition will display several of the cameras from the Museum's Permanent Collection along with works by photographers Ilse Bing and Andreas Feininger that feature a Leica camera.

Bruce Davidson (American, 1904-1971), Brooklyn Gang [Couple by Cigarette Machine], 1959, vintage gelatin silver print, 8 ½ x 13 inches, Permanent Collection 2007.5.57. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

January 26 - April 5, 2015
Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil

This survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York based artist, Izhar Patkin, will fill the Museum's main gallery space with spectacular mural-size paintings on tulle fabric, entitled Veiled Threats.

Grand, labyrinthine, yet surprisingly intimate, The Wandering Veil is resplendent with personal narrative, political metaphor, and myth emphasizing memory, loss, love, and exile.

Curated by Kathleen Goncharov, Boca Raton Museum of Art

Izhar Patkin (Israeli, born 1955), You Tell Us What to Do [detail], 2010, ink on pleated tulle curtains, 14 x 22 x 28 feet

January 26 - April 5, 2015
Surrealism and Magic

An exploration of the surrealists' interest in magic, arcane learning, and indigenous spirituality, the exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Kurt Seligmann, André Breton, Matta, Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanquy, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Masson, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Wilfredo Lam, and Magritte.

Inspired by the magic-themed library of Mr. Seligmann (1900-1962), the exhibition includes rare books from the fifteenth to twelfth centuries, correspondence, ephemera, music, and film.

Organized by the Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University. Curated by Andy Weislogel, Curator of Earlier European and American Art (Johnson Museum) and Laurent Ferri, Curator of the Pre-1800 Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Cornell University, Carl A. Kroch Library.

Roberto Matta Echaurren (Chilean, 1911-2002), Oeufficiency, ca. 1954, oil on canvas. Collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Gift of Ruth Moskin Fineschriber, 62.253

April 21 - July 12, 2015
Helena Rubinstein: the Power of Beauty

Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965) was born in Poland and immigrated – via Austria and Paris – to New York at the beginning of World War I. She then opened her first U.S. salon featuring her face cream made from lanolin and revolutionized the cosmetics industry. She sold her corporation to Lehman Brothers in 1928 but repurchased the stock and went on to open her acclaimed spa on Fifth Avenue along with salons across the country, and the manufacturing arm.

A collector of people and art, she commissioned Salvador Dalí to design packaging for her compacts and to paint her portrait. He was not the only one to paint Ms. Rubinstein, and this show includes portraits by Picasso, Man Ray, and Warhol.

Included are paintings by Miró and Chagall, and selections from her fine jewelry and couture clothing collections. Rubinstein was an extraordinary collector of African art, which is featured here along with many of the Ellie Nadelman sculptures that she acquired. Photographs of her residences in New York, Paris, and London, and her spas and salons will bring to the fore Ms. Rubinstein as a savvy businessperson and cultural icon.


April 21, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Education Gallery Exhibit
Hammock Pointe Partnership: Express Yourself
Writing about art can be as fun as making it. The Museum's partnership with Hammock Pointe Elementary takes a new twist with a new, fully integrated curriculum-based project for third graders centered on ekphrasis, a technique of writing vivid descriptions of art. On display is the students' portraits and written work.


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