22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Through November 30, 2021
Embajadores del Arte presents Hispanic Heritage
Embajadores del Arte (Ambassadors of Art) is an art collective with a shared ideology and common goal of promoting peace and love through art. This exhibit showcases the artwork of Florida Artists from 14 Hispanic countries in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15).
For more information about the artists, please visit www.embajadoresdelarte.com
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Through September 30, 2021
Teodora Verbitskaya - Two Regimes
Teodora Verbitskaya wrote about her life from 1920 to 1945. Her daughter, Nadia Werbitzky, was a professionally trained artist who painted from memory. Teodora and Nadia were witnesses to both the Holodomor and the Holocaust in Ukraine. During this time, they were sent to Germany to serve as slave laborers. The forced labor camp that held Teodora and her daughters was liberated by United States soldiers in 1945. This exhibition represents the work of these two Ukrainian women. “Two Regimes” tells a true and powerful story of survival under the two regimes of Stalin and Hitler: before, during, and after the Holodomor of 1932-33, the Holocaust of 1933-1945, and WWII.
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.