New and cherished venues are ready to welcome guests just in time for November.
A 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Torpedo Grand Sport
Leather & Steel Although it doesn’t open its season until February, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is giving fans a peek at its beloved grounds with this month’s Sculpture in Motion: The Art of Pre- and Post-War Automobiles (Nov. 14, 10AM to 4PM), a one-day installation of vintage cars. Those who attend will have a chance to see beauties such as a 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Torpedo Grand Sport, a stunner of a vehicle Jay Gatsby would have felt right at home in. The day ends with a parade of the cars leaving the gardens and crossing the bridge over to Palm Beach. 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach, 561.832.5328, ansg.org
“I am ill, I still see Color and Beauty: Jamludi The Red Cow” (2012) by Zondlile Zondo
Wonder Women Palm Beach culture lovers hold a special place in their hearts for The Society of the Four Arts, so the announcement of the organization’s new season was most definitely met with applause. Not to be missed is one of this month’s new exhibits. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence (Nov. 14 to Jan. 17) showcases the work of artists from two different ethnic groups in South Africa, Xhosa and Zulu. They call their paintings ndwangos, which translates as “cloth” or “rag,” but to our Western eyes they’re anything but. By stretching the textile these women often use as headscarves or skirts, the material becomes a black canvas colored with Czech glass beads. Abstract as well as figurative subjects make up the themes of these exotic masterpieces. 100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, 561.659.8503, fourarts.org
A nook at the new White Elephant Palm Beach featuring the painting “Vivid 19” by Orit Fuchs, one of many artworks at the hotel
Inn Style Just as it was set to open its doors last spring, the White Elephant Palm Beach had to scratch all debut plans and delay its launch due to the COVID-19 shutdown. On Nov. 4, the hotel will finally get to show the city its boutique charm. An offshoot of the original in Nantucket, the property (formerly the Bradley Park Hotel from 1924) was stripped to the bones by Boston’s Elkus Manfredi Architects and completely transformed with a Mediterranean Revival aesthetic that gives it the feel of a private residence, albeit one with 13 rooms and 19 suites spread across four floors. The hotel’s restaurant, Lola 41, offers globally inspired dishes, and there’s a Mizner-inspired garden with black-and-white awnings. The 7-foot sculpture by Fredrick Prescott from which the hotel gets its name is just one of 120 pieces of art throughout. Rates $650-$995, 280 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach, 844.462.9483, whiteelephantpalmbeach.com
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