It isn’t every day that the Boca Raton Museum of Art receives coverage in The New York Times, so its current exhibit must be utterly fantastic. Visitors can see what all the hoopla is about regarding “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State” through March 24. The theme’s most comprehensive show to date, it begins with some impressive numbers—more than 200 works spanning 300 years—to demonstrate how the sub-tropical locale has inspired artists. Guest curators Dr. Jennifer Hardin, the former chief curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, and Gary Monroe, a photographer, author and retired professor, chose works by Winslow Homer, Milton Avery, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henri Cartier-Bresson, John Singer Sargent, Purvis Young, Garry Winogrand, and many more artists who depicted Florida’s unique qualities.
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