Past Exhibitions

Palm Beach Moderne

December 2022 - May 2023

Palm Beach Moderne explores the nuances of Art Deco and Art Moderne while examining the island’s existing Moderne residences.

The Volk Walk Exhibit at the Royal Poinciana Plaza

January - April 2022

The Volk Walk Exhibit was located at the Royal Poinciana Plaza in the Winter of 2022. On site production was completed by Globaldyne. Text and images curated by the Preservation Foundation.


Marion Sims Wyeth: Architect & Artist
December 1st, 2021 - March 31st, 2022

Curated in coordination with the release of the publication, From Palm Beach to Shangri La: The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth the exhibition explores some of Wyeth's most iconic works through watercolors, architectural renderings, and photographs.



Schultz & Weaver: Architects of the Resort

January 27, 2020 to April 9, 2020

The iconic Breakers Hotel is just one of the many architectural wonders designed by the famous resort architects Schultze & Weaver.  Explore the Breakers, the Waldorf-Astoria, and other grand hotels from the "Roaring Twenties" through design drawings, renderings, and photographs from The Wolfsonian's collection.

Forty Years Later: Exploring the Preservation Foundation's Impact 

November 12, 2019-January 17, 2020

Over the past 40 years, the Preservation Foundation has undertaken numerous projects throughout the island that protect the heritage and enhance the beauty of Palm Beach.


From the Beginning: Celebrating 40 years of the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance

November 5, 2018-February 1, 2019

After witnessing the ever-changing built environment, Barbara D. Hoffstot took it upon herself to document the remaining historic resources in Palm Beach. Her windshield survey led to the publication of Landmark Architecture in Palm Beach in 1974. “From the Beginning: Celebrating 40 Years of the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance” showcases the struggles and successes of the concerned citizens of the Town of Palm Beach seeking to save their historic resources from demolition.

Polly Jessup: The Grande Dame of Palm Beach Decorators

November 13, 2017-December 22, 2017

Polly Jessup (1899 – 1988) was bestowed the title “Grande Dame of Palm Beach Decorators” in a 1987 New York Times editorial. Jessup was a nationally-renowned interior designer whose designs were integral to the gracious lifestyle for which Palm Beach is known. The exhibit tells the mostly unknown story of Jessup’s life and career through images of her interior design work and recollections from clients and colleagues. The Preservation Foundation is delighted to be given the opportunity to pay homage to someone so important to the history of the island and is grateful to the Society of the Four Arts for the use of images from its Polly Jessup Collection.