Dear Four Arts Members and Friends,
The Society of the Four Arts looks forward to welcoming you again this season. We are committed to providing our members, visitors, and the greater Palm Beaches community a comfortable environment for our engaging and inspiring programming.
Here’s what you can expect when you visit us — and what we are asking from you to keep everyone safe.
What to expect from our 2020-2021 season
- We have scheduled a full season of programs for the upcoming season. Our Season Programs guide will be mailed in early September, and program descriptions will be available then at www.fourarts.org.
- We are reducing occupancy and configuring auditoriums and classrooms to help maintain social distancing.
- Programs remain subject to change or cancellation. Reservations are required. Some programs may be offered with an additional online-viewing option. Tickets go on sale to Chairman’s Forum members September 15, Benefactors Council September 23, all Four Arts members October 1, and to the general public on October 21.
- We encourage you to visit our website, www.fourarts.org, throughout the season for more information and updates.
What to expect when you visit
- The Four Arts is following public health guidelines issued by the CDC, the state of Florida, and The Town of Palm Beach, to help keep its members, guests, staff, and visiting presenters safe.
- The Four Arts is requiring face masks to be worn on The Four Arts campus. We are not equipped to admit any patron with a medical exemption from wearing a face mask.
- The Four Arts is requiring families and groups of friends to maintain social distancing of six feet from all others wherever possible while visiting The Four Arts, including in the gardens.
- All indoor spaces now benefit from updates to our air conditioning systems, which will ensure 99% healthy air circulating in the buildings.
What The Four Arts expects from you
- Please follow any additional instructions given by Four Arts staff and be respectful of the measures in place. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
- While The Four Arts has taken steps to protect the health of members and non-members, our efforts do not supersede an individual’s responsibility to keep well, practice vigilant hand hygiene, stay home when symptomatic, wear a face mask in public, and social distance wherever possible.
- All members and guests must evaluate their risk in attending programs. There is always a risk of exposure to COVID in any public place where people are present.
- Please do not visit The Four Arts if you or anyone visiting with you have experienced COVID symptoms in the past 14 days. Those symptoms include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, and other flu-like symptoms.
We wish to extend our deepest appreciation to our community for their continued patience, understanding, and unwavering support during the Covid-19 pandemic. As always, the staff here at the Society of the Four Arts sends our best wishes for the health and well being of everyone during these difficult times.
The Four Arts Gardens are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Please note that restrictions are in place. Click here for more info.
While in the gardens, please stop by the Pannill Pavilion to see our newest exhibition, Philip Haas’ Four Seasons! These four sculptures will be on display until December 31, and are inspired by the paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526/1527-1593). We hope these works offer our members and visitors a signal of joy and optimism as we reopen and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The King Library is now offering curbside service to members available by appointment only. Click here for more info.
The Children’s Library is now offering curbside service to members available by appointment only. Click here for more info.
Beginning Tuesday, September 15, the Children’s Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here for more info.
We are pleased to present a curated selection of streaming events recorded at The Four Arts.
Additionally, we invite you to enjoy presentations from our friends and partners:
- Enjoy over 140 podcasts on the topics of art, music, history, philosophy compiled by Open Culture
- Click here to pre-enroll in a nine lecture online course on classic children’s literature provided by Hillsdale College starting June 2
- Click here to watch a short video about The Four Arts’ art exhibition scheduled for this fall, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
- Click here to watch a behind the scenes look at how it is installed.
Follow the links below to watch and learn more about our past art exhibition, For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design:
- Click here to watch NYXT’s profile of The National Academy of Design
- Click here to watch as PBS’s Art Loft goes behind the scenes at the Four Arts
- Click here to watch and learn more about The National Academy of Design
Please note the extensive list of streaming opportunities below which has graciously been provided by several of our partners in the arts community. Thanks to their efforts, members and guests have access to entertaining, educational, and stimulating streamed programming. Click the links below to explore programming options and more!
- Watch part two of John Pohanka’s lecture, “The Art of Life of Franco Zeffirelli” which is now available to view online. Click here to watch part one
- Netflix has generously made a selection of their premium documentary features and series available on its YouTube channel to view on demand for free. Select documentaries include the Our Planet series, Chasing Coral, The White Helmets, the Explained series, and many more. Click here to view the selection
- Streaming available from select Opus3 Artists as part of their “Music Continues Program”. Artist performances include Gil Shaham & The Knights, Tony Yun, Jennifer Koh, Ruth Reinhardt, and many more. Click here to learn more!
- Live in HD Encores Streamed from the Metropolitan Opera
- The National Theatre streaming presentations every Thursday
- Watch & Listen to Performances, Livestreams, Lectures and More from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
- Curtis Institute of Music presents Curtis on Tour providing daily performance videos. All videos are made available for on-demand viewing later
- Livestream Recital of Garrick Ohlsson, piano – 92Y, New York
- “A More or Less Perfect Union” Series by Judge Douglas Ginsburg also airing on PBS-WXEL this month
- Digital and audiobooks available to King Library
members via the Overdrive App
- Celebrities read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at Story Online
- A list of more online experiences, courtesy of our friends at Culture Shock Miami
We look forward to providing more updates in the coming weeks and to the day we can welcome you back here at The Four Arts. If you have any questions or concerns regarding recent developments, do not hesitate to contact us at (561) 655-7227 or by sending us an email.
The Society of the Four Arts
Current Hours of Operation
Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens and Four Arts Botanical Gardens
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting
Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Box Office
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fitz Eugene Dixon Box Office
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gioconda and Joseph King Library
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering curbside service and open with limited occupancy by appointment only
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Operating with limited capacity curbside service available 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays