From Passion to Profession

A love of prints and friendships with artists inform one Palm Beach couple’s contemporary art collection Joan and David Genser wasted no time in their art-collecting journey together. “We started on the day we got married 56 years ago,” Joan explains. “We purchased a ... Read more
Gary Monroe Author

The Outsiders

The Boca Raton Museum of Art spotlights the work of self-taught Florida artists January will be a busy month for the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This South County cultural bastion is slated to open three new exhibitions on January 26: Paul Gervais: Faces and Forms , featuring the ... Read more
Skip Day Art&Culture Magazine

Behind the Lens

With a focus on the county’s more misunderstood communities, an ever-curious couple makes poignant films that encourage understanding and appreciation Palm Beach County represents more than its glittering reputation may suggest—just ask filmmakers Patrick Bresnan and Ivete ... Read more
John Niblack Collector feature art&culture magazine

The Middle Kingdom

A Palm Beach collector roots his acquisitions in artistic reverence and scholarly curiosity John Niblack’s passion for Chinese art actually began in Japan. During his tenure with Pfizer Global Research and Development, Niblack frequently traveled to Japan and became infatuated ... Read more
Photo Finish art&culture magazine Summer 2020

Photo Finish

Photography collectors share the stories behind how their passion began Starting young as an art collector can open a door to a journey of discovery, where the “hunt” quickly becomes somewhat of an addiction. The goal when just beginning should be to bring meaning to the ... Read more
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Dracula A Comedy of Errors, art&culture magazine

Behind the Curtain

Last fall, Palm Beach County was treated to something really special at Maltz Jupiter Theatre: the world premiere production of Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors . What they didn't see was all the work that went into creating such a spectacle prior to opening night. Here, go ... Read more
Ellen Shapiro collection, Palm Beach, Florida

The World Through a Lens

When Ellen Shapiro began collecting photography in the 1970s, she admits she was eager but green. Today, her works fill three homes on both sides of the Atlantic. Photography is the art form that captivated eager collectors Ellen Shapiro and her late husband, Daniel. Their ... Read more
Cheryl Maeder, art&culture magazine fall 2019

Blurring the Line

Cheryl Maeder’s surreal photographs seamlessly blend reality and the abstract “The core of my work has always been about connection—the innate connection to oneself, to each other, and to all other life forms on the planet. We’re not separate from nature. We are ... Read more
Ruth Baum art&culture magazine Fall 2019

A World of Wonder

Ruth and Theodore Baum fill their homes with the works of artists from all over the globe. Here's a look at some of their diverse pieces. Over many decades, both Ruth and Theodore Baum established individual collections, which they later divided between their homes in New York ... Read more
CityZen Garden, Broadstone City Center. Sculpture by Béju.

Third Places

Local gathering spots are creating a greater sense of community Trends have a way of resurfacing. Typically, the phenomenon is best seen through the world of fashion, which is never short on bell-bottom pants, baby tees, and gothic black attire. Yet trends also show up in social ... Read more
Heartbreakers, The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach

Reel Talk

A brief history of filming in Palm Beach County and where the industry stands today The movies came to Florida for the same reason as the population: the weather. Before World War I, the movie industry had been mostly centered around New York and New Jersey. But unpleasantly ... Read more
Armory Art Center Tea Time art&culture magazine

Tea Time

The ritual of tea has long been an integral part of many cultures. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens offers regular demonstrations devoted to the art—and in March, the Armory Art Center hosted its own workshop. To celebrate the tradition, five Armory artists showcase ... Read more
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