April on Art...and Design
In South Florida and Beyond
A Century of Rebellion and Revival is the very apt title of the exhibition of Hungarian art on display for one more week--through January 8--at the Boca Museum. The power and depth of the exhibition may may surprise you. It ranges from abstract to figurative and back again—paralleling virtually every trend in European art. But behind many of the images, the viewer may sense a feeling of the turmoil, anguish and pain that accompanied the struggles of the Hungarian nation for independence starting in the mid 19th century. That dream took over 100 years to achieve.
CAPTIONS: From left to right: Janos Vaszary, Portrait of Countess Ilone Batthyany, 1905; Lazlo Fehrer, Dinner of the Homeless, 2004; Lazlo Feher, Smoking Man, 1998.
The Brinker Collection: This exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to peer into the psyche of people caught in a political web. Representational art seems to predominate and much of it reflect a strange atmosphere of worry and resignation--almost a paralysis facing life. Most of the pieces come from the outstanding collection of Nancy Brinker, former US Ambassador. It may be the last time the collection is shown in the US before Brinker donates it to Hungary. Brinker is also known for the foundation she set up in memory of her sister who died of breast cancer, the Susan B. Omen Foundation.
Hungarian Photography: At the same time, the Boca Museum is offering two Hungary-based photography exhibitions. One exhibition contains the work of 30 photographers and created in partnership with the Hungarian Museum of Photography. The second is a one-woman exhibition of the work of Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy who returned from the US, where she now lives, to the country of her birth in 1964 to photograph it.
IF YOU GO: CALENDAR: All exhibitions from Oct. 18 through January 8, 2017. HOURS: Tues., Wed. & Fri. 10 am to 5 pm; Th. 10 am to 8 pm; Sat. and Sun. noon to 5 pm. COST Entrance fee for adults is $12; Seniors, 62 and up, $10; Children 12 and under, free. PARKING Free parking at near-by public garage.
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