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.
Mankiewicz will greet fans and visit the museum’s nationally acclaimed exhibition Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, now in its final two months of a spectacular run.
“I am honored to have been invited by the Boca Raton Museum of Art to be part of the Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, before this stellar museum experience concludes its successful debut,” said Mankiewicz. “There are so many avid film lovers and TCM fans in South Florida who loved seeing this exhibition, a testament to the power of classic Hollywood films.” The blockbuster exhibition ends its celebrated run on January 22, 2023, and has broken attendance records.
Joining Mankiewicz at the meet-and-greet event at the museum on the Dec. 10 event will be one of the exhibition’s co-curators, Thomas A. Walsh, the Emmy Award-winning art director from Hollywood who, along with co-curator Karen L. Maness, helped to preserve these historic film backdrops from America’s Golden Age of cinema.
The event is open to the public with the cost of admission to the museum. Space is limited. Advance reservations may be arranged through this link:
About Ben Mankiewicz
Ben Mankiewicz is an award-winning television personality, film critic, writer and producer. When he made his TCM debut in 2003, he became only the second host hired in the network’s history. During his career at TCM, he has introduced thousands of movies on the air and has become one of the most renowned interviewers in the business, leading thoughtful and entertaining conversations with more than two hundred of the movie industry’s top talents, including Mel Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Sophia Loren, Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty, Ava DuVernay, Annette Bening, Robert Redford, Quentin Tarantino, Jodie Foster, Brad Bird, Faye Dunaway, Lou Gossett, Jr. and Michael Douglas.