THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 | 5 PM – 9 PM
Access for PBM+C VIP Cardholders, PBM+C VIP Ticketholders + Accredited Press
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, the City of West Palm Beach, Christie’s International Real Estate, participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive First View of the fair with a cocktail reception benefiting the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. This can’t-miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works prior to the fair’s opening to the public the next day.
TUESDAY, JAN 10 | VIP RECEPTION: 10:30 AM | LUNCHEON 12PM
SPECIAL PBM+C KICK-OFF EVENT
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary will kick-off with Spotlight Luncheon in 2017: Evolution of an Artist presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion, where life-long creative Bernie Taupin will discuss his career and evolution as an artist. $150pp | $500pp VIP | Click here for tickets
SATURDAY, JAN 14 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | INVITATION ONLY
FIRST ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is pleased to announce that the recipient of the first annual Professional Achievement in the Arts Award is Bruce Helander. He has been a resident of Palm Beach County for the last 34 years, is a nationally recognized artist, curator and writer; a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame; and a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. The presentation of this prestigious acknowledgement will coincide with Helander’s 70th birthday and special projects exhibition of his paintings and collages at the fair.
PBM+C is proud to welcome Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury network as a Main Sponsor of the Fair. Christies will host an interactive booth at PBM+C showcasing top properties from around the world in conjunction with fifteen of their top affiliates. www.christiesrealestate.com
The historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will serve as a satellite venue and exclusive cultural partner for the fair, presenting a special exhibit of artist Sophie Ryder’s monumental and small-scale works, which will extend through April 2017. Courtesy shuttle service will be provided between the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the Fair during fair hours. Complimentary admission for PBM+C VIP Cardholders Jan 12-15. www.ansg.org
PBM+C VIP Preview Benefactor, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is a non-profit zoological organization located at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The zoo houses more than 700 animals within 23-acres of lush tropical habitat. PBM+C will present a special exhibition by Wildlife Photographer, Carlton Ward, to benefit the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. www.palmbeachzoo.org
Francis Picabia Loan Exhibition Curated by Jeffrey Deitch - The fair will present an exhibition featuring premiere examples of works by Francis Picabia. The works are not for sale, and are on loan from Jeff & Mei Sze Greene, collectors, philanthropists and Palm Beach residents. Selections from the Greenes’ Picabia collection are currently on exhibit at MOMA through mid-March 2017.
The City of West Palm Beach partners with the community to preserve and enhance the quality of life through providing efficient and effective community-focused services. www.wpb.org
Visual and Recording Artist Al Baseer Holly “ABH” brings his successful “Childhood Access Memories Exhibition” to Benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (PJCF). ABH’S work has been quietly collected by those in the know. The Exhibition will be highly sought after to support a great cause. The work is being represented by Arcature Fine Art of Palm Beach and fifty percent of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. The PJCF plans to use those proceeds to help fund the “Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Community High School.” The created wetlands laboratory will be a template for outdoor classrooms within school campuses all over the Palm Beach County area. The outdoor classroom will be utilized by students throughout the entire school for research, scientific analysis, wetlands monitoring, and biology to promote an environmental legacy for our region. www.pjcf.org