The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, in Naples celebrates it’s10th anniversary of bringing exhibits for all of SW Florida to enjoy. Any individual will be granted free admission on their birthday by simply presenting photo I.D.
A return visit and new exhibition from glass artist and craftsman, Dale Chihuly to reveal new pieces after being the first exhibition ever presented by the Phil upon the opening of the Arts Center, back in 2000. The pieces may be viewed until Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Another exhibit running until Friday, April 30, 2010 is that of French sculptor Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935); best recognized for his collection of female nude pieces. Lachaise also executed reliefs for the RCA building within Rockefeller Center, in New York back in 1931.
Later in the year, from May 15-June 30, 2010, an exhibit entitled ‘Florida Contemporary 2010’ will be featured and this is a showing of all local Floridian artists’ via all mediums. This is a show for any SW Florida resident to take in.
The mission of the Naples Museum of Art is to inspire creativity and awaken curiosity. As part of this mission, the museum will strive to be a visual arts center for people of all ages and backgrounds with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art.
The Naples Museum of Art invites you to experience the wonder of the visual arts, and to become a part of our cultural adventure. The museum is a reflection of the unique spirit and generosity of Southwest Florida.
Their visual arts center includes a three-story, 30,000-square-foot museum with 15 galleries, a glass-dome conservatory, entrance gates by renowned metal artist Albert Paley, spectacular chandeliers and a Persian Ceiling by acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly, a resource room and the Museum Store.
The museum is dedicated to displaying world-class paintings, sculpture, drawings and other art forms, while providing educational programs and lectures.
Location and hours:
Philharmonic Center for the Arts
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108-2740
(239) 597-1900 or (800) 597-1900
BOX OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Contact Kelly directly at: [email protected]o.com, as she lives minutes from this museum.