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Happy Hour with the Historian featuring “Seminole Portraits: Reflections Across Time” with Annette B. Fromm
July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This presentation introduces audiences to a variety of Florida Seminole portraits from the nineteenth century and how the portraits were used as propaganda to represent the Seminoles as dying people. “Seminole Portraits: Reflections Across Time” challenges this long-held belief to explore changing perspectives of Native Americans and the Florida Seminole. With a focus on portraiture over time, the rich history and continued vitality of the Florida Seminole will be brought to life, including introductions to current Seminole artists throughout the state.
Annette B. Fromm is a folklorist who specializes in ethnicity and immigrant cultures and has worked in museums for over 35 years. She has curated exhibits about Native American history and art and writes and speaks about multiculturalism and museums, ethnographic museum practices, and more. Most recently, she led the graduate museum studies program at Florida International University.
Admission for Happy Hour with the Historian is $5 for museum members and $10 for not-yet-members. Paid city parking is available on The St. Pete Pier along with street parking on Bay Shore and Beach Drives. Doors open at 6 pm with refreshments and the program begins at 6:30 pm. Early registration is recommended.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
July 13 @ 6:00 pm -
July 13 @ 8:00 pm