Boca Raton Museum of Art Announces upcoming exhibition schedule

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Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, has announced the museum’s new 2014 – 2015 exhibition schedule. “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,” said Lippman. An evening event dubbed “Late Night Thursdays,” has attracted hundreds of new visitors to the Museum this summer, and will continue throughout the coming season. Beginning October 1, the Museum will remain open until 8 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 of the collection. Additional details are available at www.bocamuseum.org/latenight. “From the works in the All Florida Juried Exhibition, to the poignant video installation Forever and Again by Shizuka Yokomizo, our visitors will find an extraordinary array of local and international artists exploring the broadest spectrum of visual culture in our special exhibitions. It speaks to our mission and celebrates our genesis as a Museum founded by artists. It is critical that we continue to support and be supported by artists in our community,” said Lippman. Visitors will encounter the newly reinstalled second floor and relax in the sculpture garden. Both areas provide beautiful spaces that bring together key works from the Museum’s collection along with loans from private collections. In addition to special exhibitions, the newly reinstalled second floor brings together key works from the Museum’s collection along with loans from private collections. Marisa Pascucci, curator of collections, and Kathy Goncharov, curator of contemporary art, will be joined this year by guest curators, who are planning an exhibition schedule that includes new scholarship on artists Theresa Bernstein, Elliot Erwitt, and Bryan Drury. Contemporary artists Izhar Patkin from Israel, Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock from Berlin, and Miami artists Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt have been commissioned to create site specific installations for the Museum. “Bringing together different voices into the Museum adds vitality to our institution resulting in a more robust program,” said Lippman. From August 9 through October 18, guests can visit one of the state’s oldest annual juried competitions. The 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition & Exhibition presents emerging, under-recognized, midcareer and established artists working in all media. This year’s juror is Brooklyn-based Trong Gia Nguyen, an independent curator, writer and artist. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For hours, location and additional information call 561-392- 2500, or visit www.bocamuseum.org.