The professionals at the History Center have curated and designed two museum exhibits that you can rent for your institution: Florida in the Civil War and Against All Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen.
Against All Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen
Now nationally known, the Highwaymen began as a group of African American artists who, against all odds, managed to prosper by selling their paintings in the segregated South of the 1950s and 1960s. One charismatic man dreamed big and developed a fast method of painting that he generously shared with 25 others, and they collectively produced more than 200,000 paintings over a 30 year period. Visitors learn their fascinating story, told through examples of their breathtaking paintings.
B.J. Hausman, director of the art gallery at Florida Community College in Jacksonville, attests, “When you know the story behind [the artists] it becomes magical.”