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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
The history of ledger art, a particular form of visual art popularized by Native artists, has a close relationship with Florida. One of the largest collections of ledger art grew out of the imprisonment in the 1870s of Plain Indians prisoners of war at Fort Marion in St. Augustine. In this lecture, Dr. Jeremy Carnes considers the connections between this artwork and more contemporary Indigenous comics that have become popular
Join the Historical Society of Central Florida for their second annual Honoring Black Heritage and Culture family day event! This year's theme is African Americans as leaders in the arts. Explore the tremendous impact Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. The day will include performances, speakers, and activities for all ages. Museum admission is free on this date. The event will include poetry readings