Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil and Surrealism and Magic – Two major exhibitions January 27 – April 5, 2015 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL (January 14, 2015) -- The Boca Raton Museum of Art celebrates its 65th anniversary with two major exhibitions on view to the public January 27 through April 5, 2015.  Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil features an installation of monumental works, which envelope viewers with ghostly images appearing to float on air.  Surrealism and Magic brings a survey of artwork and personal artifacts that illustrate the inspiration of magic, the occult, and arcane that influenced Surrealist painters such as Kurt Seligmann, Roberto Matta, Salvador Dali, and others.  Both exhibitions are accompanied by a schedule of lectures and panel discussions that can be found at www.bocamuseum.org. Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil Filling the galleries with mural-sized paintings on translucent tulle and mesh, Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin invokes themes of memory, loss, love, and exile; inviting the viewer to peer through the veil and the metaphor … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Presents 29th Annual Art Festival – Outdoor Event Featuring Hundreds of U.S. Artists – February 7 & 8, 2015

BOCA RATON, FL – (January 5, 2015) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s 29th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival kicks off the Museum’s 65th anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Admission is complimentary and free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park.  One-of-a-kind art will be available for purchase including painting, sculptures, jewelry, fiber art, photography, ceramics, pottery, wood art, mixed media, graphic design, crafts and art glass.  For additional information bocamuseum.org. “More than 230 artists from around the United States will be in this year’s festival.  Our goal is to select the highest caliber of art and present it in the spectacular outdoor setting of Mizner Park,” says Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art. Visitors to the festival who donate a minimum of $5 to the Art School’s Scholarship Fund will receive complimentary admission to the Museum.  Donations will … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art to Honor Martin B. Stein at Annual Gala – Abracadabra Gala & After Party set for January 31, 2015 at the Boca Resort & Club

BOCA RATON, FL – (December 10, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art will host its annual gala entitled Abracadabra on Saturday, January 31, 2015 and present the Jean Spence Award to Martin B. Stein announced Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director along with Gala Co-Chairs Andrea Kline and Michael Budd and Honorary Chairs Joan and Milton Bagley. “Our gala committee has created an enchanting evening featuring a mesmerizing magic show by world-renowned mentalist and sleight of hand artist Jamy Ian Swiss, a silent auction and after party with dancing, cocktails and more,” says Gala Co-Chair Andrea Kline. Abracadabra Gala and After Party: A Magical Evening in Support of the Boca Raton Museum of Art at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432) begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with cocktails and the opening of a silent auction.  A three-course gala dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. in the Camino Room featuring light … [Read more...]

Mini Christmas Trees, Jewelry Galore, Sterling Silver Menorahs and Toys – Oh my! – Holiday Shopping at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

By Dindy Yokel Boca Raton is the shopping Mecca, rivaling any major city for designer and mass-market retailers.  Anything you want is just a short drive to Town Center or Mizner Park and parking is free if you know where the lots are (look behind Uncle Julio’s and Sur La Table in Mizner Park).  Valet can make it worthwhile if you are weighed down with purchases and sated from a well-earned meal. Some Boca stores have unrivaled service as recently experienced at the divine Neiman Marcus.  Todd McPherson and Fran Neiman (no relation, this reporter asked) are “Designed Sales Associates” who happily guide you (shopping Sherpa anyone?) you from the first floor to the very top ensuring that your experience is everything it should be and more.  If they don’t have it on the selling floor, this dynamic duo will find a way to order it for you.  Cozy up to Todd as he has a private viewing room that brings the entire experience up several notches.  This is gift selecting on … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum Art School to Host Open House December 14

BOCA RATON, FL – (November 20, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum Art School will host an Open House and Adult Student Exhibition on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton 33486.  From 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. guests and potential students may visit the art studios, meet the teachers and learn about classes for the upcoming terms.  For additional information about the Open House, classes, and workshops or to register online please visit www.bocamuseum.org or call (561) 392-2503. “This is a fun event for people to learn about the art school and decide which class they would like to take.  Our classes are for everyone, we have classes for absolute beginners to the person who took art in high school and now has time to get back to their passion,” says Walter O’Neill, Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art School.  “Artists will demonstrate techniques of pottery, painting, print making and stone carving,” continues O’Neill. During the Winter Term, starting … [Read more...]

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art – Exhibition Opens to the Public November 9, 2014 – Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (October 10, 2014) – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art announces the opening of Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art. The exhibition with more than forty exceptional paintings will be on view from November 9, 2014 through January 11, 2015 in the Museum’s West Gallery (first floor) at 501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL 33432. This comprehensive exhibition of paintings was organized by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor at Baruch College and the Graduate Center at the City University (NY). The American artist, Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890 - 2002) is celebrated for painting and exhibiting her work in every decade of the 20th century. Working in realist and expressionist styles, Bernstein addressed the major issues of her time including women’s suffrage, the plight of immigrants, World War I, the emergence of Jazz, unemployment, racism, and Jewish themes. She is well known for the sensibility and empathy expressed in … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Names Roberta Kjelgaard Director of Development

BOCA RATON, FL – (October 9, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art Board of Trustees and Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, announce the appointment of Roberta Kjelgaard as Director of Development. “I had the good fortune to work with Roberta in Fort Lauderdale for six years and could not be more pleased that she is joining us in Boca Raton,” says Lippman. “She is the consummate fundraising professional who has the passion to engage audiences in the appreciation of works of art – a winning combination in underscoring the worthiness of supporting the arts,” continues Lippman. Before joining the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Ms. Kjelgaard was the Director of Development at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her role included rebuilding the Neuberger’s development program and resulted in substantial increases to their fundraising goals. “I am thrilled to be joining the Boca Raton Museum of Art as a member of its dynamic staff. I was … [Read more...]

63rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition Opens August 9, 2014 at Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (July 30, 2014) – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art announces the 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, which opens on August 9, 2014 and runs through October 18, 2014. The Museum is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For hours, location and additional information visitors may call (561) 392-2500 or click on www.bocamuseum.org. More than 628 artists presenting 1,600 works from around the state entered the competition this year, an increase of 81 entrants over 2013. “This is the state’s oldest annual juried competition that presents emerging, under-recognized, mid-career, and established artists working in all media. The Museum is thrilled to welcome this year’s juror, Trong Gia Nguyen, a Brooklyn-based independent curator, writer, and artist,” says Lippman. Winners of the All Florida Juried Exhibition will be presented at the opening on August 9, 2014. Best in Show will receive $1,500 and … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Names Irvin Lippman Executive Director

Lippman’s Mission is to Create an Exciting Cultural Home Relevant and Integral to Residents, Visitors & Future Generations

 BOCA RATON, FL – (July 28, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Irvin Lippman as Executive Director. "We are thrilled that Irvin has agreed to become our director. We realized by working with him during the past several months that he is a natural fit for our museum. His experience and relationships in South Florida, and across the art world, are vast and he fully appreciates and is so passionate about art in our community. The future of the Boca Raton Museum of Art has never been in better hands and the potential for development and engagement is boundless," says Dalia P. Stiller, President of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Lippman first joined the Boca Raton Museum of Art in February 2014 as Interim Director. “I feel very fortunate to have been selected … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Announces 2014-2015 Exhibitions

BOCA RATON, FL – (July 23, 2014) – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, announces the 2014 - 2015 exhibition schedule. The Museum is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For hours, location and additional information visitors may call (561) 392-2500 or click on www.bocamuseum.org. “We have developed a series of exceptional exhibitions and educational programs over the next year that will stimulate an ongoing dialogue in the community about art and the history of ideas,” says Lippman. Late Night Thursdays, which has attracted hundreds of new visitors to the Museum this summer, will continue throughout the coming season. Beginning October 1, the Museum will remain open until 8:00 p.m. every Thursday evening. Guests will enjoy complimentary admission, live music, a cash bar, and a variety of programs including: sketching in the galleries, guest lectures, book signings, trunks shows in the new Museum Store, and spotlight tours … [Read more...]