Art Matters

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD

The Boca Raton Museum of Art has been a leader in art and art education in our community for nearly 68 years, during which time we have been unwavering in our belief that art has the power to enrich, inspire, and transform lives…by looking, learning, and creating.

Your gift will support award-winning Museum education and Art School programs that annually serve over 10,000 children and teens in our community every year.

Last year our artmatters educational programs reached over 10,000 children & teens:

•             4,867 students from 192 schools who toured our collections at no cost

•             40 Title 1 and underserved schools who received field trip support awards

•             2,747 underserved children who participated in our after-school programs

•             1,041 children who participated in family programs at the Museum or off-site

•             460 students who took part in our EXPRESS YOURSELF! Portrait Project

•             1,377 portraits were created as part of this art & literacy program

•             1,319 children and youth who were enrolled in Art School classes

•             89 students who received Summer Art Camp scholarships

To make your contribution, click Donate below; call 561.392.2500 ext. 206, or simply mail your check to Boca Raton Museum of Art, Art Matters, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Donate to the Museum

The Boca Museum of Art brings art into the lives of everyone in our community. We do this through diverse exhibitions and stimulating year-round educational programs.  These are made possible by caring and considerate people like you who understand that art matters for the incredible, indelible, and often-indescribable impact that art has on all of us. As such, matters of art justify our emotional engagement and our financial support. To make a gift in support of these programs, please use the link below. Thank you for playing a leading and crucial role in funding the arts as we passionately fulfill our mission to celebrate, present, interpret, collect, preserve, encourage, and inspire creativity.

Featured Gift

2015 came to an exciting close for the Boca Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Collection. Through the exceptional generosity of Evelyn Aimis–of Evelyn Aimis Fine Art–the Museum's Collection was augmented with two dozen noteworthy examples of art created within the last 50 years, including photographs by Henry Benson and John Baldessari, a painting by José Bedia and sculpture by William Kentridge, Dennis Oppenheim and Sol LeWitt as seen below.

More interested in the idea behind creating a work of art than the final product, Lewitt’s ideas and therefore works were dominated by repetition, geometry and structure. The cube was the starting point for nearly all of his compositions; referred to as “the grammatical device,” he created wall paintings, sculptures and prints in series derived from that single minimal shape. Complex Form being one such work from a 1988-1991 series that included several solid-white, polygonal forms either hung on a wall or free-standing floor pieces.

Please visit our second floor galleries often to experience this elegant work and the many others included in the significant and generous donation, from Evelyn Aimis.



Image credit
Sol Lewitt (born 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut; died 2007 in New York, New York) Complex Form, 1990. Oil on mahogany. Gift of Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, 2015.128.9.

Professional Advisory Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is to increase the professional community’s awareness of the Museum and to encourage planned gifts from their clients and members of their spheres of influence through educational and social events, and other forms of outreach.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

James Ballerano, Chapin, Ballerano, & Cheslack
Mimi Bengio, BNY Mellon
Cristofer Bennardo, Bennardo Levine LLP
Nathan Brown, Proskauer Rose LLP
Debra Cancilla, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Barbara Chamberlain, AIG/Private Client Group
Sharon DaBrusco, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Brooke Eisensmith, The Bankier Law Firm
Barton Francis, Bessemer Trust
Jonathan D. Greene, Raymond James Financial
George Karibjanian, Proskauer Rose LLP
David Katzman, CBIZ Goldstein Lewin
Seth Marmor, Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora
Gregory Miseyko, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Stacey Mullins, Schuttler Greenberg
Edward Smith, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC
Laura Sorgen, Benchmark Financial
Susan Van Bergen, Steinberg Global Asset Management
Susan Wandersman, Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
Nancy Weingard, Raymond James Financial

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Museum Volunteer. We hope your experiences here will enrich your life while benefiting the Museum and our community!

Please call our Associate Director of Museum Store & Visitor Experience at 561.392.2500, ext. 101 or email [email protected] to receive a volunteer application.

Following is a list of volunteer opportunities within the Museum. Our Volunteer Coordinator will meet with you to assess your interests and match them with our needs. You will then receive specific details, training and scheduling options from the area(s) in which you will serve.

FRONT DESK/VISITOR SERVICES

Greet and welcome visitors, provide information, use touch-screen to sell admission tickets (cash, credit cards, receipts), recruit new Museum Members, sell and renew Museum Memberships, distribute stickers, use clicker for visitor count, answer telephone, collect visitor surveys, check in packages, umbrellas, etc.

MUSEUM STORE

Greet visitors, use computer for sales transactions, arrange and maintain displays, become familiar with merchandise to help shoppers find items and suggest gift ideas.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Greet and direct visitors at front door, check in members and non-members, recruit new Museum Members, sell and renew Museum Memberships, provide other assistance as directed and needed by event staff; special events include exhibition opening receptions, Family Days, ARTful Adventure Sundays, Music at the Museum, films, lectures, Annual Gala, Art Festival and more.

DOCENT PROGRAMS

For information about becoming a Docent, click here.