22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Through January 30, 2017
The pictorial work of Manena is pure nature alive. The handling of color, the tenuous shadows, and her subtle figures make her paintings a gift to the observer. The green in her leaves with perfect details, the stylized anthurium with a touch of femininity, her fruits with surreal forms, and the crystalline waters in a serene sea are the complements to her effort to achieve an art in tune with the times. Manena’s surreal style has taken her from the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris to New York ArtExpo, from Houston to Miami, from Colombia to Belgium and many other parts of the world.
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Through August 31, 2016
Artwork by Leon County Inmates
Image: Untitled, 24"x36", Watercolor on Paper
Museum of Florida History
Opened in 1977, the Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage.
As the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events.
Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments. The newest attraction at the Museum is Phase 2 of the permanent exhibit Forever Changed: La Florida, 1513–1821. Phase 1 of Forever Changed opened in 2012 and featured the time period 1513–1565. The new exhibit explores a dynamic period in history—from the meeting and interaction of native and European cultures to Florida's adoption as a United States territory.
For more information, visit museumoffloridahistory.com
A reproduced portion of a Spanish ship, where visitors can learn about navigation and life at sea in the "Forever Changed" permanent exhibit.
Cabinet Meeting Room
Photography by Don Browning
The artwork was donated to the Department of State Art Collection in 2007 and commemorated the establishment of a Wading Birds Rookery Sanctuary.