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TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz to greet fans at Boca Raton museum, Dec. 10

 

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Ben Mankiewicz will appear at a meet-and-greet at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on December 10, during which he will view the acclaimed Art of the Hollywood Backdrop exhibit. Image courtesy of Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Ben Mankiewicz will appear at a meet-and-greet at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on December 10, during which he will view the acclaimed Art of the Hollywood Backdrop exhibit. Image courtesy of Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boca Raton Museum of Art, one of South Florida’s leading cultural institutions, announces the special appearance in Palm Beach County of Ben Mankiewicz, the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on Saturday, December 10, from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern time.

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‘North by Northwest,’ Mount Rushmore (91 by 30ft) MGM (1959). UT- Austin students raise backdrop for assessment. Photo: Sandy Carson

Hollywood backdrops come to the forefront in Boca Raton

‘North by Northwest,’ Mount Rushmore (91 by 30ft) MGM (1959). UT- Austin students raise backdrop for assessment, Photo: Sandy Carson

‘North by Northwest,’ Mount Rushmore (91 by 30ft) MGM (1959). UT- Austin students raise backdrop for assessment. Photo: Sandy Carson

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The first museum show dedicated to Hollywood’s painted backdrops, the grandest illusions ever created for the movies, makes its world premiere in South Florida at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Titled Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema’s Creative Legacy, it opens on April 20 and continues through January 22, 2023.

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Boca Raton Museum of Art chalked up record attendance in 2021

Lines formed down the block outside the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the opening of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru. Image provided by BRMA

Lines formed down the block outside the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the opening of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru. Image provided by BRMA

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boca Raton Museum of Art, one of South Florida’s leading cultural institutions, has announced record-breaking attendance numbers for 2021, surpassing those of all previous seasons. In addition, last year the museum welcomed more new annual membership packages than ever before, representing thousands of households and a 200% increase over the prior year.

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Hubert Phipps’ monumental ‘Rocket’ sculpture chosen for public art initiative

Rocket. Photo courtesy of the artist Hubert Phipps. Photographed by Jacek Gancarz

BOCA RATON, Fla. –  The monumental new Hubert Phipps sculpture titled Rocket has been selected for an Art in Public Places initiative in South Florida, at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC), the historic tech landmark where the first IBM Personal Computer was invented. This new public art program is part of a cultural partnership between the Boca Raton Museum of Art and CP Group, the owner of BRiC and a premier developer and operator of commercial real estate.

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14K gold alloy frontal adornment from an Andean headdress, dating between year 1 and year 800. Photo courtesy of World Heritage Exhibitions

Advance tickets available for Boca Raton Museum’s Machu Picchu exhibition

14K gold alloy frontal adornment from an Andean headdress, dating between year 1 and year 800. Photo courtesy of World Heritage Exhibitions

14K gold alloy frontal adornment from an Andean headdress, dating between year 1 and year 800. Photo courtesy of World Heritage Exhibitions

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boca Raton Museum of Art will host Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru, an exhibit that combines a display of 192 ancient Peruvian artifacts with a spectacular virtual-reality expedition of the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site via drone footage and virtual reality (VR) technology. Advance tickets are now available to purchase for the show, which opens on October 16 and continues for what’s described as a limited run ahead of a planned worldwide tour.

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Kathy d’Adesky, ‘Untitled,’ an undated acrylic on canvas.

Boca Raton museum hosts groundbreaking Florida outsider art exhibition

Kathy d’Adesky, ‘Untitled,’ an undated acrylic on canvas.

Kathy d’Adesky, ‘Untitled,’ an undated acrylic on canvas.

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The passion for outsider art runs deep in Florida, where self-taught artists have forged an indelible mark of special attention on the creative landscape of the state. Against the odds, many of these artists created obsessively to escape from their worlds that were often full of deep conflict and personal struggles. The exhibition titled “An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art,” on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art until September 5, marks the first time a museum has presented this definitive group of artists in an exhibition of this size and scope.

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