Last updated: 8/29/2021
Boca Raton, Florida
Address
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
phone: 561-392-2500
fax: 561-391-6410
e-mail: info@bocamuseum.org
web: www.bocamuseum.org
Hours
Sunday, Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday10 AM - 8 PM
Admissions
General Admission: $12
Seniors: $10
Members: Free
Students (with ID): Free
Children under 12: Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Irvin M. Lippman, Executive Director
Valerie Johnson, Assistant to Executive Director
Roberta Kjelgaard, Director of Development
Kathy Goncharov, Curator of Contemporary Art
Claire Elisabeth Clum, Director of Education
Linda Ursillo, Director of Finance
Martin Hanahan, Chief Registrar & Director of Exhibition
Aylin Tito, Associate Director of Museum Store & Visitor Experience
Tom Joule, Director of Art School
Jim May, Associate Director of Development
Description

As "The Official Fine Arts Museum for the City of Boca Raton." the Museum plays a key role in enhancing the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Boca Raton and its surrounding communities, and has maintained the reputation of being one of South Florida's leading cultural institutions, attracting more than 200,000 visitors annually to its galleries and programs.

Mission

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a visual arts institution, essentially educational and aesthetic in nature, with the purpose of enhancing the appreciation and understanding of the visual arts through (l) the acquisition and care of a permanent collection of international historic, modern and contemporary art in all its manifestations; (2) the presentation of a high quality and diverse exhibitions schedule with supportive adult education and school programs; (3) the coordination of a significant instructional studio program serving professional and aspiring artists with fine art, craft, and interdisciplinary classes, workshops, and associated programs.

History

Deeply rooted in the history of its city, the Boca Raton Museum of Art exemplifies the cultural impact and "ripple effect" of the arts in small towns across America. In Boca Raton, the Museum's roots reach back to the late 1940s, when a group of socially active women came together to form the town's first organization, a civic club, with the goal to build a small library. Two library board members, philanthropist Hildegarde Schine and socialite Roberta MacSpadden had been appointed to organize an Open House. They met in the 1920s Town Hall, where an estimated 1,000 people flooded the Library Open House, which included an exhibition of paintings, borrowed from friends and loaned by galleries from Palm Beach to Miami. There and then, the Library Association decided they should form an organization to further this interest in the fine arts. In 1950, The Art Guild of Boca Raton was born.

Reaching its 65th Anniversary and 15th year in Mizner Park the Boca Raton Museum of Art looks toward the future with renewed enthusiasm. The Museum continues to attract people of all ages with its permanent and traveling exhibitions, educational gallery, and sculpture garden. Lectures, film & video series, docent and cell phone tours, special events, and children and family programming expand the visitors experience throughout the year. A Grand Hallway, stunning Sculpture Garden and large catering kitchen makes the Boca Raton Museum of Art the ideal place for meetings and social gatherings.

Artifact Collections
  • European Painting and Sculpture 1775-1945
  • American Art
  • Prints and Drawings
  • West African Tribal Art and Oceanic Art
  • Decorative Art
  • The Dr. and Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection of Modern Masters
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Photography
  • The Jean and David Colker Collection of Pre-Columbian Art
  • Sculpture Gardens
  • Governance

    Private Non-Profit

    Library

    Access: Staff Only

    Appointment required: Yes

    ADA

    Wheel chairs available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Restrooms

    Services

    Art Store

    Looking for a special memento of your visit to The Boca Raton Museum of Art? In need of a unique gift? The Boca Raton Museum of Art Store is known as one of the finest "gift shops" in the region, offering one-of-a-kind gift items in a variety of price ranges. With exhibition catalogues, artisan jewelry, home and holiday decor, posters, children's books and more. There is something to suit all ages and tastes. Museum Members enjoy the extra advantage of a 10% savings on all purchases.

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours

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