Program areas at The Society of The Four Arts
Artistic programming consists of art exhibitions, concerts, films, hd screenings from The metropolitan opera and other Arts organizations, and lectures. Each year The Society of The Four Arts presents a full season of notable programs in each of its Four designated mission areas: music, drama, literature, and The visual Arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture). Concerts, usually presented on wednesday evenings and sunday afternoons, attract enthusiastic audiences to programs by The world's leading musicians in diverse performances of classical, jazz, bluegrass, and more. Recent art exhibitions in The Society's esther b. o'keeffe gallery explored rembrandt through The exhibit rembrandt: The sign and The light and displayed paintings in The exhibit for america: paintings from The national academy of design. Art films and memorable hollywood movies are shown on friday afternoon and evenings; each season's full schedule of live hd broadcasts is offered on saturdays and sundays. Many exhibitions and concerts are accompanied by lectures and gallery talks, and The Society's multi-acre gardens - botanical display gardens and a two-acre sculpture garden - are open to The public year-round, free of charge. Attendance 24,594 and 98 events.
Education (campus on The lake) programming consists of field trips, lectures, master classes, seminars, and workshops dedicated to The living Arts. These programs and events are presented in The new Four Arts campus on The lake education building. The presentations range widely in subject matter: ongoing classes on classical music, opera, literature, art, watercolor painting, sculpture, cooking, and flower arranging; one-time lectures on a wide variety of subjects. Designed to attract a broad audience, The campus on The lake has won wide praise for The variety and depth of its programs. Attendance 8,793 and 161 events.
Because The town of palm beach has no public libraries, The Society's two libraries - The king library for adults and a separate, superbly equipped children's library, serve, in effect, as The town's "official" libraries. Both are open to The public at no charge (adults pay a small fee for borrowing privileges); both present a full season's schedule of events: story hours for children, plus celebrations of special events like national fire prevention week when palm beach's fire trucks and firefighters visit The children's library, author visits, book signings, poetry readings, lectures, book discussions, and other events for adults. Attendance 67,372 and 224 events.