About the Collection

Our collection is comprised primarily of 20th- and 21st-century art, distinguished by an extraordinary level of drawings and watercolors donated in 1989 by Dr. and Mrs. John Mayer, thus establishing the bar for future acquisitions. A choice collection of photographs gifted by Isadore and Kelly Friedman in 2007 formed the foundation of an important and ongoing photography program. The small but distinguished collection of ancient art of the Americas and African sculptures provide a starting date for the Museum’s collections and a compelling aesthetic and cultural link from the past to the art of the present day.

Older and larger institutions collect broadly and in depth, whereas the dominating principle for the Boca Raton Museum of Art is the quality of the objects and on how the installation of works of art in a variety of media, from diverse cultures, and across centuries, relate to one another, creating intimate and memorable experiences for the visiting public.