Exhibitions & Events

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

Nov. 13, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, FL

This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna.

On the Steps of History: Florida’s Inaugurations

Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Tallahassee, FL

This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.

Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida’s Cattle Culture

Dec 11, 2018 – Apr 14, 2019
Albin Polasek Museum
Winter Park, FL

Explore this exhibit focusing on the art of the cowmen and women unique to Florida, who have historically been called “crackers” or “cowboys.”

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Dec 15, 2018 – Jan 26, 2019
Live Oak Public Library
Live Oak, FL

Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.

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Humanities & Hops

Event Date:

November 27 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

Southern Brewing and Winemaking
4500 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33603

Organizer:

Tyler Odle
813-974-2913
jodle1@usf.edu

Program Description:

Faculty will explore Sci-Fi everything from film and literature to fantastic archaeology. Our presenters include: Lee Braver (Philosophy): Philip K. Dick underwent a mystical experience in 1973 that shook him to the core; he came to believe that his 1969 novel *Ubik* had anticipated Gnostic ideas and his own later encounter with God. This made his works a kind of latter-day Gnostic gospel, employing science-fiction tropes in place of Jesus’ more mundane, agricultural-based parables. Michael Gibbons (Political Theory): Dr. Gibbons will discuss the moral and political background and implications of Mary Shelley’s *Frankenstein* focusing on the challenge it poses to the prejudices of modernity. Gibbons is the Editor-in-Chief of *The Wiley Encyclopedia of Political Thought,* eight volumes. Robert Tykot (Anthropology): “Fantastic archaeology” employs critical thinking to debunk claims about mysteries of the past made for political, religious, or monetary purposes. With this method, archaeological studies of wonders such as the Lost Continent of Atlantis, Noah’s Arc, and the Shroud of Turin drawn conclusions from proper archaeological and scientific evidence.

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