Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler
Through Jan. 5
Flagler Museum, West Palm Beach
A commemoration marking the centennial of the death of the man who more or less invented modern Florida. “Man of the Century” examines his accomplishments in the areas of business, railroading and philanthropy through photographs, maps, documents and artifacts from the Museum’s own definitive collection.
The Polaroid Years
Dec. 19-March 27
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
The introduction of the SX-70 camera and film in the early 1970s impelled serious photographers to begin experimenting with a process that has since become obsolete, and is all the more collectible because of it. The Polaroids of Ansel Adams, Chuck Close, Walker Evans and Andy Warhol will be featured.
To Jane, Love, Andy
Feb. 2 -May 25
Norton Museum of Art
A major retrospective paying tribute to the friendship and collaboration between Andy Warhol and Baby Jane Holzer, his first muse in the days of The Factory. Included will be a number of Warhol’s own paintings of Holzer, as well as work from her fashion career from photographers such as Irving Penn and David Bailey.
Southwestern Allure: Art of the Santa Fe Colony
Through Dec. 29
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
Forty paintings documenting the passionate response of early 20th century landscape artists to the ochre landscapes of New Mexico. Artists include Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, John Sloan and George Bellows.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Nov. 16-April 20
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach
A goodly amount of artifacts retrieved from the debris field of the Titanic, along with reconstructions of some private and public rooms of the ship, constitute the most ambitious exhibit the Science Center has mounted.
Find out whatever happened to Baby Jane
Baby Jane Holzer — yes, she got her name because of the gaudy Bette Davis/Joan Crawford movie “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” — met Andy Warhol in 1964.
The Palm Beach heiress became the first of Warhol’s coterie of celebrities who gathered at his Manhattan headquarters, known as The Factory. He would make avant-garde films and art pieces about them and publicize their exploits as underground “superstars.”
“I didn’t understand how famous he would be. The Factory was all silver foil. Foil everywhere, even hanging from the pipes. When I walked in for the first time Andy was painting flowers on the floor,” Holzer said in 2011.
Several of Warhol’s paintings of Holzer will appear at the Norton this season.