Picturing Paradise: From John James Audubon to the Florida Highway Men

Next date: Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM


The Florida landscape has provided aesthetic inspiration to artists for centuries. Titian Ramsay Peale and John James Audubon came in search of native flora and fauna, followed by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Martin Johnson Heade, George Inness, Winslow Homer, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, who were lured by its natural beauty and warm climate. This presentation offers a succinct and engaging history of Florida’s landscape painters.

Keri Watson is an associate professor of art history at the University of Central Florida and co-executive editor for Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. She is the author of This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States (2023) and editor of the Routledge Companion to Art and Disability (2022). 

This Event is FREE to attend!


  • Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St., 32803, View Map

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