Spanning nearly 100 years, the art from two related, prominent Palm Beach families will be showcased at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens when “Art in the Family Tree” arrives this Spring. Opening on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, and running through Sunday, May 15, 2016, the exhibition will feature diverse pieces from the lineage of artists in the Phipps and Guest families, who trace their investment and philanthropy in Florida back to the early 20th century.
The exhibition will demonstrate that talent, much like genetics, does run in the family. The show will feature sculptures, illustrations, drawings and paintings from Palm Beach family members Susan Phipps Cochran, Jay Cochran, Rafe Cochran, Hubert Phipps, Michael Phipps and Diana Guest.
“The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is pleased to showcase the breadth of artistic talent from four generations of the Phipps family,” stated Karen Steele, interim executive director for Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. “The beautiful pieces will show the family members’ distinctive styles, while their passion and talent as artists remain a common thread.”
Throughout the “Art in the Family Tree” exhibition period, Ann Norton Art Historian and Curator, Marie Scripture, will be leading “Gallery Talks,” included in the price of admission, on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at noon, which will include a tour and background information on the artists and their works on display.
The historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). Located at 2051 South Flagler Drive, the 1.7 acre sanctuary is comprised of rare palm and sculpture gardens, Ann Norton’s historic home and exhibition galleries, and Norton’s own Wyeth-designed artist studio. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Gardens are also available for private events.
Admission for the “Art in the Family Tree” exhibition at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 65 and older) and $5 for children ages five and older. Children under five and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens members are free. For details on the exhibition, please visit www.ansg.org or call 561-832-5328.