Google Arts and Culture Partnership with Boca Raton Museum of Art


Boca Raton Museum of Art brings Amedeo Modigliani’s “Portrait of Lejeune” and other masterpieces online with Google Arts and Culture

Andy Warhol shopping at Gristede's supermarket on Second Avenue, by Bob Adelman (executed 1964, printed 2008). Archival inkjet print. Gift of Bob Adelman
Andy Warhol shopping at Gristede’s supermarket on Second Avenue, by Bob Adelman (executed 1964, printed 2008). Archival inkjet print. Gift of Bob Adelman

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, is presenting over 240 works of art online at – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/bocamuseum

Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see rarely seen Theresa Bernstein paintings, an early sculpture by Michael Heizer, delicate Yoruba textiles, and drawings, gouaches, and photographs by Amedeo ModiglianiYasuo Kuniyoshi, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo that are light-sensitive and not always on view.

All of these works are now readily available with just a few clicks at www.artsandculture.google.com/partner/bocamuseum and on its app, available for download on Android and iOS.

Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait of Lejeune, by Amedeo Modigliani (1916). Graphite on paper. The Dr. and Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection. Robert Sisson.
Portrait of Lejeune, by Amedeo Modigliani (1916). Graphite on paper. The Dr. and Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection. Robert Sisson.

Purvis Young

Clockwise from the top: Warriors at Sunset, by Purvis Young (circa 1985 1999). Paint on wood. Gift of the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Angels Keep Watch, by Purvis Young (circa 1985 1999). Paint on pegboard and wood. Gift of the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Eye Over the City, by Purvis Young (circa 1991). Paint on wood. Gift of Barry and Gigi Fitzmorris.
Clockwise from the top: Warriors at Sunset, by Purvis Young (circa 1985 1999). Paint on wood. Gift of the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Angels Keep Watch, by Purvis Young (circa 1985 1999). Paint on pegboard and wood. Gift of the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Eye Over the City, by Purvis Young (circa 1991). Paint on wood. Gift of Barry and Gigi Fitzmorris.

Larry Fink

Girls on Porch Martins Creek, Pa. from the portfolio Making Out 1957 1980, by Larry Fink (1977, printed in 1980). Gelatin silver print. Gift of Dr. Marvin and Norma Rappaport.
Girls on Porch Martins Creek, Pa. from the portfolio Making Out 1957 1980, by Larry Fink (1977, printed in 1980). Gelatin silver print. Gift of Dr. Marvin and Norma Rappaport.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, En Buste, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1895). Eight-color lithograph. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman.
Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, En Buste, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1895). Eight-color lithograph. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman.

Digital Exhibits

Specially curated virtual exhibits have been developed for online visitors who can discover interactive exhibits curated by curators at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

At present, with more to come, three digital exhibitions are available. They tell the stories of photographer Sally Gall, Miami self-taught painter Purvis Young, and Depression-era families via WPA photographers.

In these online exhibitions, you will find:

— The exquisite detail evident in the waves in Tanah Lot, gelatin silver print, by Sally Gall, thanks to Google’s immersive viewing feature

— The rich expressionistic symbolism in Purvis Young’s Eye over the City

— The poignant window into Depression-era life in Dorothea Lange’s Lunchtime in Nursery at FSA Migrant Camp at Shafter,California

Dorothea Lange

Lunch Time in Nursery at FSA Migrant Camp at Shafter, California, by Dorothea Lange (February, 1939). Vintage gelatin silver print. Museum Purchase. F.S.A. Farm Security Administration photo by: Lange
Lunch Time in Nursery at FSA Migrant Camp at Shafter, California, by Dorothea Lange (February, 1939). Vintage gelatin silver print. Museum Purchase. F.S.A. Farm Security Administration photo by: Lange

“By presenting highlights of our collection online, we hope to spawn greater conversations and stay connected with an even larger population of researchers as well as online guests,” said Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

“Audio visual access is integral to our Museum’s educational mission; and thanks to Google Arts & Culture, serving as a cultural ambassador, we can digitize our collections and exhibitions and find a bold new platform to reach more ‘visitors’ to the Museum,” added Lippman.

Charles Demuth

Bathers Viewing the Sea, by Demuth, Charles (1917). Watercolor and graphite on paper. The Dr. and Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection.
Bathers Viewing the Sea, by Demuth, Charles (1917). Watercolor and graphite on paper. The Dr. and Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection.

Manuel Ivarez Bravo

Retrato de lo Eterno [Portrait of the Eternal], by Manuel Ivarez Bravo (1935). Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman. Copyright Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo SC
Retrato de lo Eterno [Portrait of the Eternal], by Manuel Ivarez Bravo (1935). Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman. Copyright Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo SC
Yoruba crown (ade), no date. Beads and cloth. Gift of Mrs. June Bakalar.
Yoruba crown (ade), no date. Beads and cloth. Gift of Mrs. June Bakalar.

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art

About the Boca Raton Museum of Art

International in scope, while reflecting the creative expression of our region and city, the Museum explores the broadest spectrum of visual culture at the highest level of quality.

The Museum will be a destination and an experience, and serve as the cultural heart of Boca Raton. The Museum in Mizner Park and its Art School in its historic home on Palmetto Park Road reflect the community’s civic commitment to excellence in arts and education.

Together they form an expanded creative campus that generates a lively conversation and provides insight into the creative force in our community. Visit bocamusem.org for more information.

About Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2.000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips.

If Google’s mission is to make the world’s information more accessible, then Arts & Culture’s mission is to make the world’s culture accessible to anyone, anywhere.

It’s your doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world. Discover stories about cultural heritage ranging from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings, Puerto Rico’s heritage, Sports in Australia or the women’s right movement to ancient Maya temples, Japanese Food and Indian Railways.

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