Society of the Four Arts : Michelin's recommendations
Organized in 1936 to foster an appreciation for art, music, literature and drama, the Society of the Four Arts retained the services of Swiss architect Maurice Fatio to design an appropriate building. Fatio's elegantly restrained Italianate edifice now houses the Gioconda and Joseph King Library (east end of mall), containing more than 40,000 volumes for community use. In the late 1940s the society began looking for additional space for a gallery and theater. In 1947 prominent architect John Volk went to work, transforming halls into galleries, enclosing the courtyard, converting the bar into executive offices, and creating a 716-seat theater. The resulting Esther B. O'Keeffe Gallery Building provides space for exhibits, films, lectures and concerts. Near the library, intimate gardens feature a Chinese rock garden, a rose garden and tranquil, fern-rimmed pools.
- Address : 2 Four Arts Plaza USA - Palm Beach FL 3348033480Palm Beach
- Phone : (561) 655-7226
- Website : http://www.fourarts.org