22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Through October 28, 2016
Glass Design by Preston Studios
The fall of 2016 will mark the 40th year of PRESTON STUDIOS – a long history of creating one-of-a-kind original collectible works of art in stained glass. Most of the work by the studio continues the uniquely American tradition of placing art glass in the home as a lifestyle element, whether it be in lighting or in windows. The majority of these original creations have been commissioned pieces, reflecting in some degree the tastes and desires of their owners. Preston works can be seen in such places as a private residence in Halifax, Canada or Tortola in the BVI, or even in Denmark.
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Through August 31, 2016
Quilts by Florida Inmates
Quilts by inmates at the Leon County Jail are made from material that have been donated from the community and around the State of Florida. These beautiful quilts are then donated to Nursing/Rehabilitative centers, Day Cares, Churches, Shriner’s Hospitals, Veterans, other medical facilities, and specialized schools. Individuals that have never sewn before have learned not only how to utilize a sewing machine, but also confidence, pride in oneself, responsibility, and rebuilding the sense that one can be a productive member of the community.
Image: Untitled Quilt, 60" x 72"
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.