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Exhibition Calendar

22nd Floor Capitol Gallery

Through February 28, 2016

Jack Mitchell Retrospective Exhibition

Lauren Bacall, 1966 by Jack Mitchell

Native Floridian Jack Mitchell (1925-2013) was an avid photographer whose work was published in Florida newspapers and national magazines before he was out of high school. Jack Mitchell moved to New York City after serving in WWII and spent the next five decades there. His photographs have appeared worldwide in newspapers and magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue, and Mitchell photographed more than 160 covers for Dance magazine. His work chronicles the greatest dancers, actors, writers, artists and musicians of the late 20th century.

Image: Lauren Bacall, 1966 by Jack Mitchell


Gallery for Innovation and the Arts

Through January 31, 2016

Florida Department of State Art Exhibit

Florida Department of State

A vibrant exhibition highlighting the artwork of Florida Department of State Employees

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.

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Imagining La Florida
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

Until Removed

Photography by Don Browning

"Walk on Water," photograph, 24" x 31"The artwork was donated to the Department of State Art Collection in 2007 and commemorated the establishment of a Wading Birds Rookery Sanctuary.