The Boca Raton Museum of Art was founded in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton by artists. The institution has expanded to include an Art School, Guild, Store, and Museum, all of which include permanent collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, in addition to a broad range of special exhibitions. The museum is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Boca Museum of Art includes traveling exhibitions and permanent collections by recognized and emerging artists, as well as pieces by several great masters. It features educational programming, artist talks, films, children’s activities, and special events. Annual attendance at the museums exceeds 200,000, making it a significant cultural institution in Boca Raton and the surrounding area. The museum encourages drawing in the galleries and has clipboards, sketch books, and pencils available at the main desk. The museum is free to enter on the first Sunday of each month. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is a Blue Star museum, which means that it gives free entry to active service troops and their families. The American Alliance of Museums has accredited the museum. The museum publishes a biannual newsletter, “Muse,” which may be downloaded on the museum’s website.
- 19th- and 20th-century European and American painting, drawings and sculpture
- The Dr. & Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection of Modern Masters (including Degas, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Seurat and others)
- After Minimalism: Abstract Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s
- The Art of Artifacts of West Africa.
- The Jean and David Colker Collection of Pre-Columbian art and Selections from the Photography Collection.
- Sculpture Gardens Collections. More than 30 sculptures are featured at the museum and the art school
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