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The Society of the Four Arts is Palm Beach's best-loved destination for art exhibitions, concerts, films, lectures, workshops and more. The Four Arts is home to the Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building, the King Library, the Four Arts Children's Library, and the magnificent Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens.

Amenities:
  • Activities:
  • Educational Sessions Available, Natural Wildlife Viewing,
  • Amenities:
  • Covered Pavilion, Parking, Restrooms
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours, Half day

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“Bill Cunningham: Façades”

Now - March 06, 2016
In 1968, renowned photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. The project paired models – in particular his muse, fellow photographer Editta Sherman – in period costumes with historic settings. Approximately 80 original and enlarged images from Cunningham’s whimsical and bold work will be on display to offer a unique perspective on both the city’s distant past and the larger cultural zeitgeist in late 1960s-70s New York City – an era when historic preservation and urban issues loomed large. By showcasing fashion in the context of architecture, Cunn ...Read More>> ngham traces the evolution of aesthetics from colonialism to the rise of modernism in New York City. The exhibit also will reference architectural drawings from the New-York Historical Society’s collection adjacent to Cunningham’s images. Read Less
http://www.fourarts.org/art-exhibition-bill-cunningham-facades/
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“Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes”

Now - April 17, 2016
Costume balls ranked among the most splendid high society entertainments in the 1920s. These fanciful and elaborate affairs are examined through the prism of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s fascinating life in Palm Beach at Mar-a-Lago and her collection of fabulous fancy dress costumes. The exhibition provides colorful insight into this historic era of American history, and a rarely-seen glimpse into Post’s remarkable life as a pioneering businesswoman, philanthropist, art collector and style icon. This exhibition, from the collection of the Hillwood Museum, focuses on intricate dress costumes that were designed specifically for Post when she a ...Read More>> tended elaborate charity balls. Included in the exhibition are actual costumes worn by Post, as well as many accessories such as headdresses, shoes, and fans. Read Less
http://www.fourarts.org/art-exhibition-invitation-to-the-ball-marjorie-merriweather-posts-fancy-dress-costumes/
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“Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art”

March 19, 2016 - April 17, 2016
A remarkable collection of Spanish Colonial Art will make its exhibition debut at The Society of the Four Arts. “Power & Piety” includes more than 50 paintings, pieces of furniture, gold and silverwork from the Americas in the late 17th to the 19th century, when vast profits from cattle ranching and farming turned Spanish Americans in the Caribbean basin into some of the wealthiest people in the New World. The production and trade of religious art during this period was centered on high-end pieces for churches, the local nobility and wealthy individuals; their fine craftsmanship rivaled that of luxury goods imported from Europe. Concurrently ...Read More>> ore affordable – and less refined – artworks were produced in large numbers for the homes of people of lesser means. Through exquisite paintings, sculpture, silver pieces, furniture, and other decorative devotional objects, this exhibition showcases a wide range of artistic production and the finesse of local masters. They benefited from a vast supply of raw materials that included not only precious metals such as gold and silver, but also rare wood varieties with colors and grains of unmatched richness, and unique local pigments. The exhibit offers an exceptional opportunity to learn more about the daily life and religious practices of colonial Latin America and sheds light on the nature of commercial exchange in the region. Read Less
http://www.fourarts.org/art-exhibition-power-piety-spanish-colonial-art/

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