Conversation with the World: Eatonville
Closes August 29, 2009
Conversation with the World: Eatonville profiles the photographic expertise of artist and guest curator Lonnie Graham as he captures the history and essence of Eatonville and its residents through his photography. The Town of Eatonville serves as the ideal setting for Graham’s exhibit, as it holds the distinction of being the nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality.
This exhibit showcases Graham’s most recent conversations with the residents of the historic Eatonville community, featuring individuals from all walks of life and from a broad range of ages.
This exhibit profiles the photographic expertise of Lonnie Graham (who is also serving as the guest curator for the museum’s season) as he captures the history and essence of Eatonville through his photography. This is a part of the artist’s longstanding work around the world where he has engaged “conversation” with people everywhere through his photos. His most recent “conversations” will be with the residents of the historic Eatonville community.
2009-2010 Season Theme:
The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts Observes 20 Seasons of Exhibitions
“Colored Communities: Post Reconstruction to World War II -- Viewing the African American Middle Class through its Own Lens”
September 12-December 31, 2009
This unique photographic exhibit offers a glimpse into an era which, according to historians, marks the country’s most widespread period of racial discrimination, legal segregation and violence. The exhibit will also reflect on the quest for civil rights and the rise of white supremacy.
Photographs featured in this exhibit represent various modern era formats, including: albumen print, ambrotype, calotype/talbotype, chromogenic print, collodion/wet plate, collotype, cyanotype, daguerreotype, gelatin silver print –1, glass plate, photo gravure,platinum and paladium print, and tintype/ferrotype.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 12 at 6pm
RSVP required; (407) 647-3307
“Zora Neale Hurston: The Legacy of Inspired Reality”
January 23-August 27, 2010
This distinctive exhibit features the works of numerous artists inspired by Hurston’s work. The exhibit features images of Hurston and also reflects a direct connection to her field work. Featuring two-and three-dimensional works, the exhibit displays fine art photography, installation art and mixed media.
Featured artists: Deborah Willis (MacArthur Foundation/Genius Award Fellow), Carrie Mae Weems, Lonnie Graham, Whitfield Lovell, Fred Wilson, Betye Saar, Hank Willis, and Therman Statom.