Winter Forecast Calls for Heavy Arts and Culture in The Palm Beaches

Nov. 12, 2018 – This winter season, warm weather and sunny skies aren’t the only reasons travelers should make their way to Florida’sCultural Capital®. With a wide variety of incredible exhibitions occurring throughout the region, travelers of all ages can enjoy a fun, culture filled getaway in one of the country’s most beautiful destinations.


A sampling of upcoming winter exhibits includes:

What: The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design
Where: The Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach)
When: Saturday, December 8 through Sunday, January 20, 2019
Cost: $10
Description: Chairs tell the story at this must-see exhibit. The American Chair Collection, the center of this exhibition, is an amazing and comprehensive private collection of iconic and historic chairs reaching back from the mid-1800s to pieces from today’s studio movement.

What: VELOCITY: The Pace of Art
Where: Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom (Lake Worth)
When: Thursday, December 13 through Thursday, January 17, 2019
Cost: Free
Description: Velocity Contemporary features five mid-career artist showcasing paintings which hinge on highly abstracted objects from everyday life which then return to focus once recognized.

What: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
Where: CityPlace (West Palm Beach)
When: Saturday, November 10 through Sunday, April 21, 2019
Cost: $35$33
Description: Based on the television show, this exhibition highlights the history and culture of the show. With costumes from the show, see for yourself how the characters and the house come to life.

What: Garden of Lights
Where: Mounts Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach)
When: Saturday, November 24 through Sunday, December 30
Cost: $10$5
Description: Experience Mounts Botanical Garden in a whole new light. Every evening watch as the thousands of lights illuminate the garden and structures. This unforgettable experience is great for people of all ages.

What: Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton)
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 through Sunday, March 24, 2019
Cost: $12$10
Description: A major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna. Drawing upon significant public and private collections nationwide, the exhibition brings together more than 200 artworks of high artistic caliber – and many that are rare historically – to depict the history and mythology of the state through the eyes of some of the most celebrated artists of the period. Organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art and guest curated by Dr. Jennifer Hardinand Mr. Gary Monroe, Imagining Florida is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

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About Florida’s Cultural Capital®
The Palm Beaches is a collection of 39 cities and towns stretching from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta, with 47 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches and sophisticated art and culture. The destination has more than 200 cultural organizations that produce 42,000 events, exhibitions and performances annually.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Headquartered in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth, the Council presents exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The building also serves as a VISIT FLORIDA-designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center, a helpful resource for visitors. The Council’s complimentary Cultural Concierge program provides visitors with expert recommendations, custom itineraries and enhanced access to local events, talent and venues.

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