Pre-and post-cruise cultural adventures in Fort Lauderdale can be the perfect complement to any cruise vacation, and Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) partners are offering great values for passengers to soak up the area’s renowned entertainment, art, beauty, history and more.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has selected a juror and opened the Call for Entries for its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and Fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00p.m. Bonnet House would like to welcome Anthony Lauro as this year’s juror.
Exploration of cutting-edge conceptual trends in contemporary woodworking by leading artists and designers including Ursula von Rydingsvard, Martin Puryear, Ai Weiwei, Betye Saar, Alison Elizabeth Taylor Maarten Baas, Sebastian Errazuriz and Mark Moskovitz among others.
Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) President and CEO, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Bonnie Clearwater, M.A., as the new Director of NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale effective September 3, 2013. Clearwater joins NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami. Clearwater will work closely with the museum and university staff, and the museum’s Board of Governors, to lead the museum into an era of unprecedented transformation and growth.
It’s time to have fun and visit our 17 attractions and museums during the month of June. Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM) kicks off June 1. During the month of June members of any one of the 17 cultural institutions in Broward County, and South Palm Beach County, receive free general admission to all participating venues. So, what are you waiting for, JOIN ONE AND EXPERIENCE ALL 17!
Summer at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is highlighted with Art Exhibitions, Orchid Care Classes and Cool Saturdays as well as a variety of other programs and activities throughout the season. The summer schedule of programs and events include:
This month, the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art, unveils “Wari: Pre-Inca Lords of Peru,” the first North American exhibition to explore the art of the Wari, a highly sophisticated society that existed in the Andes Mountains of Peru between C.E. 600 and 1000. Today the Wari culture is widely acknowledged as ancient Peru’s first empire.
Learn the art of calligraphy, watercolor, acrylics and zentangle on the historic Bonnet House Estate this season. Two six-week, one four-week and two three-week workshops will be offered beginning in January. All classes are taught outdoors throughout the beautiful grounds.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens kicks off its 17th season of the Young Artist Music on Thursday, January 24th at 7pm with a performance by Lynn Universities The Lynn Chamber Trio. We are delighted to offer the Fort Lauderdale community what we consider to be the ‘best deal in town’. Wine, dessert and coffee are served to our guests and included in the price.
The season continues on February 21st with Florida Atlantic University performing a piano concert. On March 21st we have University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater and for our fourth and final performance on April 11th we have Florida Grand Opera’s rising stars.
Individual tickets range from $35 – $45 per performance and series tickets from $120 – $160, everyone can enjoy an evening under the stars like no other Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graphic design honors class designs our posters each year with this year’s winner being Steven Frias.
What started as community outreach has become one of our most treasured programs. We are looking forward to this very special 17th anniversary series.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (954) 653-1553 or visit us at BonnetHouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens — 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale
Open for tours Tues.- Sat. from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is proud to announce the appointment of the company’s new General Director and CEO, Susan T. Danis. An established arts advocate and leader with a proven track record of fiscal growth, Danis is scheduled to take the position as the company’s fourth General Director effective October 9, 2012.
“Susan is a phenomenal choice to lead FGO. She has the unique combination of being a successful opera producer, manager and development expert. We are ecstatic to have Susan build on FGO’s history as Florida’s oldest performing arts company and infuse the company with great productions, ideas and enthusiasm,” remarked Victor H. Mendelson, President of FGO’s Board of Directors.
“We set out on a lengthy search to find the ideal candidate, someone who has both passion for opera and established business success in arts management. We also sought a reliable leader and ambassador for the company with a true sense of community. Susan meets and exceeds all these requirements and is the perfect choice to lead Florida Grand Opera into a new chapter in its history,” said William Hill, Vice President of FGO and Head of the CEO Search Committee.