Boca Raton Museum of Art
Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, Store, and Museum with distinguished permanent collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, as well as a diverse selection of special exhibitions. The museum is located at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida in Mizner Park.
|Location||501 Plaza Real|
Boca Raton, Florida
|Director||Irvin Lippman |
The Boca Museum of Art features an assortment of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections from established and rising artists including works of art by a number of the great masters. It offers educational programs, artist lectures, films, classes for children, and events. The museums see more than 200,000 patrons annually, making it a major cultural institution in Boca Raton and the surrounding area. The museum promotes sketching in the galleries and even provides clipboards, sketch books, and pencils at the front desk.  On the first Sunday of every month, the museum offers free admission. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a Blue Star museum, meaning it offers free admission to active duty military and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. A newsletter titled "Muse" is published bi-annually and is available for download 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*
Artists in the collectionEdit
The Art SchoolEdit
The Boca Raton Museum of Art offers multiple classes through its art school, the museum's teaching branch. The art school is located at the museum's original Palmetto Park Road location. There are classes available for both novice and experienced artists. The variety of classes range from photography, to weaving, to ceramics, to jewelry making. A summer art camp for ages five to twelve is also offered.
The Artists' GuildEdit
The guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. It was created by the museum's board of trustees in 1984. The guild holds over twenty exhibitions throughout the year and the proceeds from the art sales go to the museum. The guild is open to both artists and lovers of art.
- MuseumsUSA. "Boca Museum of Art Boca Raton, Florida", MuseumsUSA website, 2007. Retrieved on November 05, 2007.
- "Celebrating 55 Years - The Boca Museum of Art" Archived October 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Florida History & the Arts, Spring 2006. Retrieved on November 05, 2007.
- Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida Appoints Irvin Lippman Executive Director[permanent dead link]
- Boca Museum of Art: About, ARTINFO, 2008, archived from the original on 2008-09-25, retrieved 2008-07-11
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- Boca Museum of Art (official website)
- "Boca Raton Museum Appoints Irvin Lippman Executive Director", Boca Raton Tribune.
- "Celebrating 55 Years - The Boca Raton Museum of Art", Florida History & the Arts, Spring 2006. This article includes a good history of the museum.