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Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center

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1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604 United States

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January 2018

Florida Folk Art: Landscapes and Dreamscapes

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604 United States
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Talk by Prof. Kristin Congdon, University of Central Florida. Florida folk artists are perhaps more diverse and inventive than folk artists from other states. The Sunshine State attracts and encourages all kinds of people to use their imagination. They innovate, repurpose, and construct objects from ideas rooted in the landscape…

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February 2018

The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604 United States
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This talk by Gary Monroe tells 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…

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March 2018

Art and Community in Prehistoric Florida

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604 United States
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Talk by Jeff Moates, Director of the West-Central branch of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, USF. Explore Florida’s unique artistic traditions in prehistory through pottery and other objects discovered by archaeologists throughout the state. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibit, "Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art," which…

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Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History Through Art

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604 United States
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Florida has an especially rich visual mythology, images that span centuries of time and attest to both the vivid imagination of the artists who have sought to capture the essence of an exotic and colorful landscape and the equally flamboyant narratives that have fueled the region’s reputation for novelty and…

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