(Lake Worth, FL – November 14, 2014) The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will be hosting two It’s What You See Luncheons in early 2015, featuring distinguished art collectors sharing the secrets behind their personal collections. Sponsored by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, both of the exclusive, catered luncheons will be held at the Cultural Council’s office at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth.
“This is the perfect opportunity to hear from two extraordinary collectors about the art work they own and love, and their motivation and insights about personal favorites,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council.
Ambassador Nancy Brinker
Monday, January 5 – 11:30 am to 2 pm
The 23rd United States Ambassador to Hungary, former Chief of Protocol of the United States and founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the largest breast cancer charity in the world that has raised more than $2.6 billion for research, education and health services, Nancy Brinker is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Promise Me – How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer. Currently, she is serving as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control. In addition, in 2009 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barak Obama.
Ambassador Brinker will discuss her extensive collection of Hungarian Art that spans 100 years from just before the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the present. This collection has been on display at several museums around the United States and is one of the largest outside of Hungary. An exhibition of her paintings from Hungary will be on display at the Boca Museum of Art in 2015.
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Monday, February 9 — 11:30 am to 2 pm
A world renowned collector, curator and philanthropist, Beth DeWoody is President of the Rudin Family Foundation and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management Company. She has curated shows in art galleries in New York, New Orleans, and Palm Beach. Some of her many affiliations include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Yorkers for Children, Inc., New York Children’s Foundation, Creative Time, Find Your Voice, Inc., the New School University, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Design Museum Holon Israel, Save A Child America Inc., and The Police Foundation. She serves on the Parsons Board of Governors of the New School University, is a Member of the Committee for the University Art Collection, and is on the Photography Steering Committee at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Norton will be presenting the exhibition The Triumph of Love: Beth DeWoody Collects from February 8-May 3, 2015.
DeWoody will discuss her collecting philosophy, experiences with buying art and speak to the process of cultivating young and emerging artists and helping to shape their careers
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