22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Through March 16, 2015
The Seminole Experience
Currently on view in the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery is Muffy Clark Gill’s batik painting exhibition The Seminole Experience. After moving to Naples 25 years ago, Ms. Gill began attending Native American pow-wows at the Collier County Museum. As she toured the vendor booths she was drawn to the craft goods made by the Seminole and Miccosukee participants. She was captivated by the strength and simplicity of the bright color combinations found in their patterned clothing and asked if she could photograph them. As time passed, pow-wow participants less frequently dressed in their traditional attire, so Ms. Gill began drawing inspiration from historic photographs from Florida postcards, the Florida state archives, private collections, and local museums.
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Through February 28, 2015
Wakulla’s Working Waterfronts Photo Project
For centuries, Wakulla County has been recognized for its natural resources including Wakulla Springs, the Apalachicola National Forrest, and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. But it has been the Gulf of Mexico; its mullet, shrimp, oysters, crabs, and more that arise from the ocean basin that have made Wakulla famous.
Wakulla’s Working Waterfronts Photo Project is a tribute to the individuals and families who, for generations, have contributed to the county’s growth and longevity, by their use of ancient customs.
Museum of Florida History
Through April 5, 2015
Civil Rights in the Sunshine State
Through artifacts, videos, interactive elements, and narratives, visitors can explore the significant contributions Florida made to the state and national civil rights movement. The Museum of Florida History produced Civil Rights in the Sunshine State in collaboration with multiple universities, organizations, and individuals. Many of the photographs on display are from the State Archives of Florida, and there are artifacts from across the state, loaned from organizations such as the Ritz Theatre and Museum in Jacksonville, HistoryMiami, Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center, ACCORD Civil Rights Museum, Stetson Kennedy Foundation, and Meeks-Eaton Black Archives and Museum at Florida A&M University.
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.