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.
Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is proud to present its 72nd continuous season of grand opera. Boasting a classic selection of works as well as the return of company favorites in leading roles, the 2012-2013 productions include: Puccini’s La bohème, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Bellini’s La sonnambula, and Verdi’s La traviata. See below full casting for all productions and a new Sunday matinee in Broward for La traviata.
In the first of its kind in a performing arts center, the Club Level at the Broward Center combines world-class entertainment with exclusive lounge access to create an unforgettable theater experience
Beginning November 1, 2012 Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is expanding its hours of operation. The museum’s new hours will be: Tuesday through Sunday 9am – 4pm. That’s six days with an extra seven hours per week for visitors to enjoy the tropical, architectural and artistic paradise.
Now it’s more convenient than ever to visit Fort Lauderdale’s cultural treasure. That means there’s more time to tour the historic house museum, see one of the finest orchid collections in the continental U.S and catch a glimpse of the playful monkeys, majestic swans and wading birds.
Make sure to stay up to date with us all year long through our website where you can find information on all of our upcoming events and programs.
Bonnet House is located one block south of Sunrise Blvd. between Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., (A1A) and the Intracoastal Waterway at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Admission prices are $20 for individuals, $18 for senior citizens, $16 for children ages 6 – 12 and $10 for the grounds only. Group tours are also available at a discounted price.
About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens: Accredited by the American Association of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, in addition to being open for guided public tours six days per week, year round, offers a myriad of specially-designed programs for schools, adults and families. Bonnet House also has membership opportunities that include an annual pass to the estate and a program geared to local artists. Music students from nearby universities and opera companies gain experience through their performances on property in the annual Young Artist Music Series and orchid enthusiasts have an opportunity to see and buy an exclusive selection of orchids as well as learn how to grow and care for orchids in their own homes during the Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival, December 1st and 2nd, 2012. The mission of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is to preserve, interpret and share the unique and eclectic historical legacy – artistic, architectural and environmental – of the Bartlett and Birch families, inspiring in our diverse audiences an appreciation for creative expression, historic preservation and natural conservation, while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of the community.
FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announces a dynamic 2012-13 season of superstars on its stages when the season opens with upgrades to the Au-Rene Theater and the new Club Level as the Center launches the first phase of its extensive renovation and expansion plan.