A history museum with an intriguing past

Linda Kranert, museum coordinator for the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum, first saw the building back in 1993, when she was touring the grounds of Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee after being hired as a medical unit supervisor there. By Janet Scherberger Featured image above: The history museum includes a log from the mid 1800s when the buildings were used as a penitentiary. The hospital itself was once part of a 10-building

What we can learn about Florida— and art —through the Vicker’s Collection

The Vickers have been very generous with loans and access to their collection in the past. But this donation goes far, far beyond. We should all be thrilled for the University of Florida and the Harn Museum of Art and their staff, as well as their faculty, students, and visitors. It’s an important moment for the state of Florida. By Jennifer Hardin What can we learn from this collection? So

10 Works that are “not to be missed”

By Dulce Román Harn Museum of Art Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art, curator of A Florida Legacy: Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers. All photographs are courtesy of the Florida art collection, gift of Samuel H. And Roberta T. Vickers, Harn Museum of Art. Photography by Randy Batista. Thomas Moran (American, 1837–1926) Fort George Island, 1880 Oil on canvas 11 x 15 in. Thomas Moran became

The art of picturing Florida

How Samuel and Roberta Vickers’ transformative gift could change how generations envision our state By Jacki Levine Samuel Vickers laughs as he recounts the day his wife, Roberta, better known as Robbie, took one particular painting down from the art-filled walls of their riverside Jacksonville home and motored it over to the nearby Bolles School. Not unusual for Robbie, who regularly carted off watercolors, oils and drawings to show the
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