Nostalgic images of a refined past will be on display at the Flagler Museum this winter from January 23 – April 29, 2018. Masterfully Human surveys the work of Boston School painter and printmaker Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (1855-1932). This is the first museum exhibition devoted to this Gilded Age artist. Gaugengigl’s intimate and evocative depictions of everyday life, often set in revolutionary-era France, convey timeless themes such as honor, friendship, love, and beauty. In addition to his popular genre subjects, the exhibition will present Gaugengigl’s work in landscape, portraiture, illustration, and design.
Organized by the Flagler Museum, Masterfully Human will include 75 works on loan from major private and public collections from across the United States. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Guided exhibition tours will be offered Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning January 31.
When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was hailed by the New York Herald as “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs. The Museum is located at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon until 5:00 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-17, $3 for children ages 6-12, and children under six are free. For more information visit www.flaglermuseum.us or call (561) 655-2833.