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History on Canvas

In school, history can be deadly boring: all those lists of dates, battles, inaugurations, names. Meaningless-looking timelines that stretch across the pages ticking off events that altered the very course of human history, which we’re condemned to repeat if we fail to remember it. Well, dual exhibits coming to the Boca Raton Museum of Art (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will put that seemingly dry history and meaningless human experience on the canvas and bring to vibrant life the reality of the people who lived through it (finally!). Robert Vickrey: The Magic of Realism and Art for the People: 20th Century Social Realism both open Tuesday and run through June 19 and September 11, respectively. Realism is about the depiction of everyday life through art. But more particular, Art for the People aims to follow the progress of American social evolution from the 1920s through the 1960s: from the Great Depression, through two world wars, and culminating in the social upheaval of the civil rights era. Call 561-392-2500, email [email protected], or visit bocamuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Fridays, Sundays. Starts: April 26. Continues through Sept. 11, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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