Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State

Irvin Michael LippmanLecture by Irvin Michael Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art

Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State
Boca Raton Museum of Art

November 13, 2018 through March 24, 2019
The most comprehensive and all-embracing Florida themed show of its kind, “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State” presents a remarkable assemblage of 200+ works of art that celebrate how the Sunshine State has inspired artists across three centuries.

This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna. The Boca Raton Museum of Art brings together America’s leading masters and some of the world’s most renowned painters – who visited Florida and were spellbound by the exotic beauty surrounding them.

Visitors will feel transported through Florida’s history via the paintings, photographs, drawings, and material culture from the 18th to the mid-20th century, from naturalists to modernists. From natural landscapes to frontier outposts to burgeoning towns, the scenes featured in “Imagining Florida” portray many different aspects of the state- its deep rooted Seminole and Miccosukee heritage, its historic African American communities, and its identity as a tourist destination.

Three years in the making, the exhibition was guest-curated by Dr. Jennifer Hardin and Mr. Gary Monroe. Many of their selections have rarely been seen and are from some of the leading museums and collections throughout the United States. Artists and photographers include: Milton Avery, Martin Johnson Heade, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Laura Woodward, Purvis Young, Henri Cartier- Bresson, Bunny Yeager, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Doris Lee, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, John James Audubon, Frederic Remington, William Bartram, Sally Michel, Thomas Moran, George Catlin, Frederick Frieseke, and George de Forest Brush. Imagining Florida is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

Photographs courtesy of Lisa Stone Arts.

Part of the Art & Design Lecture Series at The Satellite


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December 15, 2018
3:00 pm


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