Art Boca Raton to benefit museum

BOCA RATON, Fla. – David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs announce that the opening preview of Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair will benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art on March 17, 6-10 p.m. Local business and philanthropic leaders Dalia and Duane Stiller will chair the

Interior abstract gallery

A look at the interior abstract gallery of the Boca Raton Art Museum. (Both photos by Eduardo Chacon)

fund-raising event, which will be called “Art Boca Raton Vernissage.” A VIP Preview will begin at 6-7:30 p.m. followed by a Collectors’ Preview from 7:30-10 p.m. The benefit will be led by a prestigious Collectors and Connoisseurs Committee. More than 400 collectors and enthusiasts will gather for the fair preview cocktail party with musical entertainment, dinner by the bite and cocktails during the inaugural fair preview.

“We are very excited that the Boca Raton Museum of Art will be hosting the preview opening night Vernissage as a benefit for the museum and a way for us to show our hospitality in kicking off Art Boca Raton,” said Dalia Pabón Stiller, museum board chair, who will serve as the chair of the Vernissage, along with her husband Duane Stiller.

Dalia and Duane Stiller are well known business and community leaders. Dalia has an active career as an architectural designer and serves as the president of the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum and on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University. Duane Stiller founded Woolbright Development, one of Florida’s largest retail real estate companies, and personally supports numerous charities: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Boca Raton Museum of Art, St. Andrews School and Cornell School of Architecture and Engineering.

Art Boca Raton will be open to the pubic March 18-21, 2016, and will be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in the heart of Boca Raton. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers selected by a curatorial committee to

Sculpture garden

The sculpture garden at the Boca Raton Museum.

assure dealer quality and exclusivity. Show hours are 11 a.m-6 p.m. daily.

In conjunction with Art Boca Raton, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is hosting lectures at the fair and “After Dark” evening events of art, music, performance, and wine at the Museum each evening from 6-8 p.m. and a special presentation on the museum’s exhibition Warhol on Vinyl: Record Covers, 1949-1987 and Warhol Prints from the Collection of Marc Bell.

“Art Boca Raton brings to our city a broader look at the world of art, bringing art dealers and collectors from all corners of the world. Our effort is to ensure that the spirit of the fair permeates the entire city,” said Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Art Boca Raton is taking place at International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida. For more show information and ticket sales, visit www.artbocaraton.com.

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