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The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters

February 27, 2015

This lively PowerPoint-assisted 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, Gary Monroe successfully nominated them into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

There will be two presentations- one at 10 AM and one at 1 PM.

Funded project of the Florida Humanities Council.  The Florida Humanities Council is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.  Established in 1973, we are an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We develop and fund public programs and resources around the state that explore Florida’s history and cultural heritage, literary and artistic life, environment and development, issues and ideas, communities and traditions.

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Time: 10:00 am

Contact: Lise Bryant Phone: (239) 472-1100 x241
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