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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Our Water, Our Florida

Event Date:

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue:

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
200 6th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Organizer:

Keith Simmons
727-873-2011
ksimmons@flahum.org

Program Description:

Our Water, Our Florida

Photo by John Moran
@ http://www.johnmoranphoto.com/

Water is the lifeblood of our state. From drinking to recreation to tourism, water influences the lives of every Floridian. As our population grows, and as we face new resource challenges, how can we ensure equal access to all residents and visitors? And how can be become effective stewards of this precious resource?

Join the Florida Humanities Council for an engaging conversation between two of Florida’s most insightful writers on water. Cynthia Barnett and Jack Davis will share key passages from their books, discuss how they came to understand Florida’s water stories, and dialogue with the audience on questions related to Florida’s future.


Meet the Authors

Books will be available for purchase before and after the program.

Cynthia Barnett is a long-time journalist who has covered freshwater issues from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the author of three books on water. Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S., won the gold medal for best nonfiction in the Florida Book Awards and was named by The St. Petersburg Times as one of the top 10 books that every Floridian should read. Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis, was named one of the top 10 science books of 2011 by The Boston Globe. The Globe calls Barnett “part journalist, part mom, part historian, and part optimist.” Barnett’s latest book, Rain, was published in the spring of 2015.

Dr. Jack E. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. His latest book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, won the gold medal in nonfiction from the Florida book awards. He is the author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, winner of a Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Notable Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize for 2017.

This program is possible with support from:

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