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The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters

Event Date:

July 11 @ 6:00 pm

Venue:

Beaches Museum
381 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Organizer:

Brittany Cohill
904-241-5657
info@beachesmuseum.org

Program Description:

This talk relates the story of these now-acclaimed artists, who taught themselves to paint idyllic versions of the Florida landscape and sell their creations door-to-door during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Their paintings have become the measure of indigenous Florida art and are now celebrated and widely collected. Having written the seminal book that introduced the Highwaymen to the world, Mr. Monroe successfully nominated them into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

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