Boca Museum of Art – Boca Raton, FL

The Boca Museum of art is diverse in the current exhibits showings. They have art from many different time periods, cultures and styles that correlate well with the South Florida metropolitan lifestyle.

To put it simply, there is something for every art lover at this museum. I encourage anyone taking a visit to this museum to block off a good chunk of time to really explore as much as possible since there is quite a bit to go through.

Not to mention the museum is located very nicely next to the Mizner Park, where shopping, eating, and drinking are all walking distance from one another. If the weather is nice, you can always take a stop by Deerfield Beach since it is only 10 minutes away from the museum.

This museum is a hot spot for young art lovers since all of the art is from the 19th, 20th, or 21st century. However, all different ages can be found walking around the three story building. I recommend starting from the top and working your way to the bottom because the art collection grows the lower you go.

My favorite exhibit on display was from Edward Steichen called “In Exaltation of Flowers.” It was painted anywhere from 1911 to 1915 in the mist of the Art Deco phase. This collection adds a futuristic touch by just the sheer size of the original commission. What started as one large mural became a collection of smaller panels that are now on display at the museum. Despite being split up after completion of the project, the collection is still bound to woo you not just in size, but history as well.

Another reason why I enjoyed this museum was because of the exhibit “Works on Paper.” I have been to quite a few art museums in my life and never attended an exhibit that had such a large number of sketches to display for the visitors attending. I thought the idea was wonderful and it was quite interesting to see a sketch compared to how the finished piece.

Not every work from this collection was a sketch, but it was interesting to see how a sketch would start and end after two or three drawings. Although the paper collection was not my favorite exhibit in this museum, it was thought provoking in its uniqueness.

Admission for adults is $12 per person and any student gets in for free with proof of university ID. Seniors that are 65 and older only pay $10 for entry and children are free of charge.

There is free parking at this museum in four different parking garages, but are limited to a 3 hour time stamp. Street parking is also available, but meters are enforced throughout the plaza.

Wed – Sun: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm

Mon – Tue: Closed

Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 info@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2500

https://bocamuseum.org/visit

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