22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Princess of the Mountain, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Through May 30, 2019
by SuYue Lee
Artists are inspired and encouraged from the world blend of cultures to be creative and appealing. True art has no borders.
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Throwing Caution to the Wind by A. Harkness, October, 2018, Panama City, FL
Through November 30, 2019
Power in the Panhandle: Photographing the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Marianna and Panama City, Florida
On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael met Florida’s Panhandle. At landfall, those living in the storm’s path experienced the 155 mph winds of a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Michael impacted coastal areas including Panama City, as well as devastating interior towns in the Panhandle like Marianna. Countless homes and businesses in were left in ruins. The photographs on view, taken only days after the storm passed, allow for a greater understanding of the hurricane’s aftermath through the lens of each photographer’s point-of-view and artistic style. The result is a haunting, yet powerful collection of photographs that serve as a tangible documentation of the storm, but, more importantly, Florida’s community.
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.