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   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 unless their

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 near Philadelphia.


Edna Hibel, passed away at the age of 97, hope many would the museum dedicated to her life's work.




Museum Opening in 2002 Edna doing lithographs Photos

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