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Reflections Across Time: Seminole Portraits

November 5 @ 2:00 pm

Folklorist Annette B. Fromm presents a compelling story of how images and perceptions of Native People, especially the Florida Seminole, have been manipulated in the past, as well as how the Seminole have been represented by artists from their own community toward the end of the 20th century and into the 21st. To illustrate this significant change, she discusses about the work of renownes 19th- and 20th-century Euro-American artists such as George Catlin and Edward Curtis and James Hutchinson, as well as work by noted 20th-century Florida Seminole artists. This lecture is based on an exhibition jointly developed by the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.

Annette B. Fromm is a museum specialist and folklorist who has worked in museums in Ohio, Oklahoma, and Florida over the past 40 years with a focus on topics including cultural diversity and historic preservation. She has taught anthropology and museum studies at the University of Tulsa and museum studies at Florida International University for more than 10 years. She is the past chair of the Florida Folklife Council and the past president of the International Committee for Museums of Ethnography.

Registration is suggested but not required to attend. This program is part of the Native American Heritage Month programming. Funding for these programs and related exhibition are provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Historical Society of Central Florida. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

November 5 @ 2:00 pm -
November 5 @ 2:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Annette Fromm, Museum Specialist and Folklorist
Event Fee:
Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Cheyenne Stastyshyn
(407) 836-8580

Event Venue:

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
Venue Phone:
(407) 836-8580

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