22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Through January 31, 2015
Out My Backdoor Art Exhibition
Now on display in the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery is a Florida-themed exhibition by seven Brevard County visual artists entitled “Out My Backdoor.” Working within the theme of Florida-inspired work but in a wide variety of media and styles, the group has produced an exciting offering. Marilyn Cook takes subtle, dream-like photographs; Nancy Baur Dillen paints fantasy seascapes and imaginary characters in oil; Lydia Friedland produces large, exuberant textiles out of unlikely materials; Carol Garutti invites the viewer into intimate and colorful abstract digital compositions; Susan Martin immerses the viewer in vibrant acrylic close-ups of tropical foliage; Ellen Pavlakos creates elegant, classically-styled bronzes; and Jean Thomas interprets the influences of water upon us with its colors, motion and changing appearance.
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.