Boca Raton Museum of Art unveils Sculpture Garden, opens new exhibit

Boca Raton Museum of Art unveils Sculpture Garden, opens new exhibit

Artist Vickie Pierre & Boca Raton Museum of Art Executive Director Irvin Lippman.

By Rachel Galvin

A large crowd of about 500 flowed into the Boca Raton Museum of Art on June 12 for a special event — the opening of the newly renovated Ohnell Sculpture Garden in the Mary Ann and Harold E. Perper Courtyard, as well as the opening of the new Vickie Pierre “Be My Herald of What’s To Come” exhibition upstairs (which runs through Sept. 5). Pierre also had painted murals on the front exterior of the museum. 

People could take in the vibrant 144-ft. mural (Odita’s Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) and sculptures outside in the courtyard while sipping wine, and nibbling cheese and other light bites. The Sculpture Garden renovation was funded by Pat and Nick Ohnell and were created by the Glavovic Studio and Architectural Alliance Landscape.

The renovation of the courtyard was Phase 3A of a list of phases of changes to the look of the museum. To see other changes, visit

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located at 501 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. For more information, visit

The crowd waits in line for light bites while enjoying the courtyard.

The architect Margi Glavonic Northard and her husband, Kim.
Artist Jeff Whyman, who also has had an exhibit at the museum with Grace Gdaniec, the manager of the Arts Warehouse in Delray, were in attendance.
Rachel Galvin and City Councilwoman Yvette Drucker in front of the mural.
Artist Mira Lehr arrived with her family, and posed in front of one of her pieces.

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