Craft activity for kids of all ages! Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.

Time: 10am – 5pm, July 2 – 7, 2024
All Family Fun Days are FREE* with paid admission
No reservations needed

Julie Evans, born 1959 in New York City lives and works in Hudson, New York. She is well-known for her paintings, watercolor, and collages that have been exhibited widely. In 2019 her work took a new direction when she began to produce ceramic sculptures. These works, like her two-dimensional art, reveal her interest in organic forms and saturated color. This exhibition will feature her ceramics alongside her works on paper for the first time.

Curated by Kathleen Goncharov, Senior Curator

On View Wed June 12, 2024 – Sun October 20, 2024

Sheila Pree Bright, Liesa Cole, Hank Willis Thomas, Karen Graffeo, Spider Martin. From the Collection of Doug McCraw.

This exhibition explores the complexities of human existence through the interplay of myths, secrets, lies, and truths through the lens of five brilliant artists from Doug McCraw’s collection. Hank Willis Thomas, Spider Martin, Sheila Pree Bright, Liesa Cole, and Karen Graffeo capture moments that transcend the ordinary, reveal truths, and explore how myths shape our perceptions, how secrets veil the truth, and how lies distort our beliefs.

The Color Purple, The Musical: 2015 Broadway Revival is a community production featuring students from Palm Beach County schools with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, and book by Marcha Norman. Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture adaptation, the musical follows the journey of Celie, an African American woman in rural Georgia from the early to mid-20th century as she navigates hardships and triumph.  

Show Director: Julius Wynn Jr

“THE COLOR PURPLE” was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of “THE COLOR PURPLE” was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia.”

The Color Purple Revival is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

 

Among the hundreds of stars who have graced the silver screen, only a few were truly first-rate actors. Conversely, few truly great actors ever became legendary movie stars. Paul Muni, Katharine Hepburn, William Powell, and James Cagney were among the very few who were both. They became “stars” from their first films and maintained that status until their last films. In this series, we will spend two weeks on each of these four cinematic legends, watching both their first and their last pictures. Paul Muni is the only actor to receive Academy Award nominations for both his first and last starring roles. Katharine Hepburn stole the spotlight from John Barrymore in her first film and dominated the screen in her last more than 60 years later. William Powell was just as dapper and distinguished as detective Philo Vance in 1929 as he was as “Doc” in 1955’s Mr. Roberts. And James Cagney went from playing a bootlegger in his first film to the New York City Police Commissioner in his last. Dr. Stone will introduce each film, and then, following our viewing, we will engage in what should be a lively discussion on each of the six films starring our four flawless legends. The films will be shown in their entirety. 

  1. “The Valiant” (1929): In his first motion picture, Paul Muni plays a condemned murderer who desperately tries to convince two women that he is neither their son nor brother.
  2. “The Last Angry Man” (1959): In his 28th and final motion picture, Muni received a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Sam Abelman, a crusty old physician living in a decrepit neighborhood.
  3. “A Bill of Divorcement” (1932): In this, her first film, Katharine Hepburn literally steals the movie from legends John Barrymore and Billie Burke. Hepburn lights up the screen as the daughter of a man who escaped a mental institution.
  4. “Love Affair” (1994): In her 50th and final film, Hepburn leaves costars Warren Beatty and Annette Benning in the dramatic dust in this remake of “An Affair to Remember.”
  5. “The Canary Murder Case” (1929): In his first talking picture, William Powell scored an immediate hit starring as the keen, debonair detective Philo Vance, some seven years before he was to play an equally debonair detective named Nick Charles.
  6. “Mr. Roberts” (1955): In Powell’s 94th and final film, he plays a World War II Navy doctor aboard a U.S. cargo ship; James Cagney, Henry Fonda, and Jack Lemmon costar in this brilliant comedy/drama.
  7. “Sinner’s Holliday” (1930): James Cagney has a meaty role in his first film, which is also the debut film of Joan Bondell. Cagney plays a bootlegger who still lives with his mother.
  8. “Ragtime” (1986): Adapted from the novel by E.L. Doctorow. In this, his last film, Cagney plays the police commissioner in turn-of-the-century NYC.

Calling all book lovers for a conversation about books we fondly remember. “Great” literature (“The Bible,” “Don Quixote,” “Hamlet”) aside, what books changed your perspective, gave you unexpected insights, delivered an “aha” moment, or just spoke volumes? Join Dr. Margery Marcus to discuss those special books that touched YOU. Dr. Marcus will discuss her choices, which include the Romantic potboiler “Mistress of Mellyn” by Victoria Holt, “The Women’s Room” by Marilyn French, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” Bring the names of your favorite titles to share with the audience and leave with a list of books to add to your bookshelf. Space is limited.

Throughout history, numerous women have demonstrated great artistic talent and yet found themselves hampered by their gender in receiving recognition. Today, female artists command high prices for their art and win major commissions in areas such as painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, fashion, and crafts. They have major museum exhibitions and attract considerable attention for their innovative excellence. Women have been active contributors to all artistic movements of their times. This lecture series will be enriched with a multitude of images and archival films.

This talk will take an in-depth look at color, what it is, how it affects us, and how to use it in our own interiors. We will look at color through the ages and what it has said about society at those times. We will also discuss using color to achieve visual goals and how to select the right color for the right place.

Most visitors to some of the world’s greatest and largest museums experience only a whirlwind tour of an hour or two. But if time permits, an on-your-own tour can be a marvelous journey, especially if you plan for what you’d most like to see.  This series surveys some of the highlights of each of these incredible museums. Jonson will be zooming in with commentary and Q&A.

To this day, German-born Ludwig van Beethoven, who premiered his iconic 9th Symphony (Ode to Joy) 200 years ago, is the most listened-to creator of classical music. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs for an intimate look at the life and times of this tragic genius who was as famous for his fiery personality as for his divine ability to turn his personal struggles into supreme and powerful melodies.