22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Please note that the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery will be closed for renovations until further notice.
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts and R.A. Gray Building Lobby
Through July 28, 2023
Path of the Panther
by Carlton Ward, Jr.
Carlton Ward, Jr., is a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer whose mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wildness that is often hidden in plain site.
The public and political movement to save the Florida Wildlife Corridor emerged as a result of this story of the endangered Florida Panther and the PATH OF THE PANTHER project helped inspire the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act in 2001.
For more information about the PATH OF THE PANTHER award-winning film and book, please visit PathofthePanther.com
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.