TM MUSEUM OF ART
The museum is closed and has been evicted
from the Hibel Fine Arts building
by Florida Atlantic University.
The museum collection will be lost to FAU
lawyers are paid legal
fees before September 10, 2018
Anyone wishing to assist the Edna Hibel Art Foundation
with a tax deductible donation to release the
museum collection from the control of FAU should contact
Richard Plotkin, Trustee at (561) 932-9500 immediately
5353 Parkside Drive, Abacoa
Jupiter, FL 33458.
The Hibel Museum of Art was opened in Palm Beach in 1977 with
the Clayton and Ethelbelle Bion Craig collection of Edna Hibel paintings (180)
and original stone lithographs (200) and personal antiques, paperweights, Asian
artifacts and furniture from the Craig household. Shortly afterwards a wonderful
collection of Asian snuff bottles was donated by the Caldwell Family. Over
the years the Museum received numerous donations of Edna Hibel work, paintings,
lithographs, drawings, dolls and sculpture along with many non-Hibel art works.
The Museum remained in Palm Beach until 1999 when it was temporarily relocated
to Lake Worth, FL until their new facility on the John D. MacArthur Campus of Florida
Atlantic University at Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, FL was completed in 2002
and was closed by FAU in 2015.
The Edna Hibel Art Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization,
operates the Hibel Museum of Art through a Board of Trustees.
For our old-time visitors when the museum was located in Palm
Beach we have the following news: We mourn the passing of Janet E, Tanis
former Education Director of the Hibel Museum of Art. Janet worked closely with Andrew Plotkin,
former Trustee of
the Edna Hibel Art Foundation and other staff from Hibel companies for
many years and we honor her memory. Obituary.
Former Museum Director, Mary Johnson has relocated to Pennsylvania near family.
She frequently speaks to local organizations about Edna Hibel and the museum
passed away at the age of 97, hope many would
the museum dedicated to her life's work.
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