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Arts & Museums
The 1940s through to the 1960s saw a population boom and industrial growth in South Florida that can be credited to railroading. The South Florida Railway Museum educates and informs people of the progress and development brought about by this industry in the area. The exhibition consists of three operating model train layouts as well as an extensive collection of model locomotives.
The James D. and Alice Butler House is a beautiful historic home that is now transformed into the Butler House Museum. This landmark house was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
Two women, one a philanthropist and the other a socialite, got together for an open house which resulted in the birth of the Art Guild of Boca Raton and later the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2005, this museum was named "The Official Fine Arts Museum for the City of Boca Raton." This museum holds a vast collection of contemporary art, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs and decorative art as well as an outdoor sculpture garden. The gift shop at this museum has also been hailed as the "Best Gift Shop of Boca Raton" for its unique selection of gifts. The museum boasts an art school and also hosts annual events like auctions, galas and outdoor art festivals.
This gallery features original works by emerging and established Florida artists, including Franz Bolinger, Sean Sexton, Rene Guerin, Aida Fry, Chris Linden, Mary Segal, Asandra, Pat Cashin and the "Highwayman," to name a few. Conveniently located, this gallery also provides full delivery and installation services and offers worldwide shipping.
With over a million mementos in its collection of sports memorabilia, the Sports Immortals Museum pays a grand tribute to the worlds greatest athletes. Unique displays are set up for auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, horse racing, the Olympics, soccer, tennis and wrestling. It also has a gallery, a theatre and fun interactive games. The museum also has an impressive gift shop where it buys, sells and trades rare collectible items.
An early Japanese farming settlement in Palm Beach County inspired this breathtaking attraction, which features a bonsai exhibit on the museum's Yamato Island. Visitors are invited to take part in the Fibbers Forum, an interactive exhibit based on a Japanese quiz show. View art and artifacts in The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida exhibit. The oriental gardens evoke an air of tranquility that keeps the locals coming back to this relaxing, fascinating Asian oasis.
Located on the fringes of the Everglades Wildlife Management Area, in western Coral Gables, the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital offers protection to the wildlife as well as an educative experience to the general public. Spread across five acres (2.02 hectares) of land, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital features a hospital for treating the animals of the wild, as well as a building that houses a gift center, conference room and offices. Visitors can take a tour around the nature center and view the animals, and also participate in various educational programs and group activities.
Thomas Kinkade is a popular artist whose work features a bright focal point of light splaying over landscapes. So popular is this artist, in fact, that he's trademarked the phrase "Painter of Light" and claims to be the most collected living artist. You can take a look at his work at this gallery in Galleria Mall, where his paintings and the work of other artists are available.
Generous amount of funding was put into remodelling the 1913 elementary school and 1925 high school that stood where Old School Square now exists. The Cornell Museum, Crest Theatre and Vintage Gymnasium are all located within the historic downtown Delray Beach. A wide array of visual and performing arts can be taken in at this venue, rendering it a popular gathering place in the southern part of the county. Check website for more information.
Built in 1921, this historic two-story, 35-acre (14.16 hectare) waterfront house was once the winter home of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn. The Bonnet House is serenely elegant and preserved amidst the urban expansion of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is what makes the land so special. Mrs. Bartlett, who died in 1997, gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 in order to keep the property unchanged. Several concerts and events are held here throughout the year, and the house is available for private events such as weddings. Named for a waterlily that once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.
The brainchild of husband and wife duo, David Horvitz and Francie Bishop Good, the Girls' Club Collection is as it says. Promoting contemporary women artists and giving them a platform to establish their work, this unique gallery acts as a resource center for art students, artists and curators on the role played by women in the contemporary art scene. The exhibits are private collections of the gallery owners and art works of domestic and international artists. The converted warehouse has crystalline, light green fiberglass planks on its steel body which gives it a beautiful glow in the night. The gallery has wall partitions that are adorned with LED lights and defined public and private zones. The Girl's Club Collection also regularly holds educational programs and events for the public.
This cultural and educational museum was built in 1924 and originally served as the first school in Fort Lauderdale for African-Americans. The Old Dillard Museum has now been restored as a community historic landmark. Today, it contains African-related artifacts including art, jewelry and tribal masks. The museum also features a live storyteller, who shares his tales of Africa from inside a thatched hut. It not only preserves the African culture but also provides an insight to the visitors about the rich history and culture. The museum hosts varied activities throughout the year and that includes lectures, workshops and classes.