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Cancelled! Creative Saint Augustine Lecture: “Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History through Art”

March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Mallory O'Connor

Join the Lightner Museum on March 12 for “Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History through Art ‘Look” detailing the many eccentric images that tell the story of our state. “Strangers in a Strange Land” explores Florida’s art history and rich visual mythology. These images span centuries of time and attest to both the vivid imagination of the artists and the equally flamboyant narratives centered on our state.

About the speaker – Mallory O’Connor is a writer, an art historian, and a musician. She holds degrees in art, art history, and American history from Ohio University. For twenty years she taught art history at the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College. During this time, she also wrote hundreds of magazine articles and critical essays, and curated numerous exhibitions for museums and galleries. She is the author of two non-fiction books, “Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast” and “Florida’s American Heritage River,” both published by the University Press of Florida. Born in Illinois and raised on a ranch on the American River in Northern California, Mallory now resides with her husband, artist John O’Connor, in Micanopy, Florida. “American River: Tributaries” is her first novel and book one of the American River Trilogy. Book two, “American River: Currents” was release in March 2017. Book three, “American River: Confluence” was published in September 2018.

This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the Lightner Museum.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm -
March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Mallory O'Connor
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Alison Schaeffler-Murphy
(904) 824-2874 ext. 103

Event Venue:

Lightner Museum
75 King Street
Saint Augustine, 32084 United States
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