Things to See & Do in Florida
Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University
The mission of the Museum is twofold: to enrich the university and the community by exhibiting works of art which expand the understanding of art today and of the past and to serve as a teaching instrument for art instruction, particularly by holding exhibitions of informational value to students and the general public and by providing student artists with an arena to exhibit their work. MoFA has a history of exciting projects—from lush painting to dynamic sculpture exhibitions, from challenging installations to provocative photography shows. Every season begins with an international competitive exhibition that embraces all media and every semester closes with the youth and exuberance of the graduating artist exhibitions.
Duncan Gallery of Art
Stetson`s Duncan Gallery of Art provides first-hand access to important new artwork. The gallery is a professional venue for students to show their work during the annual juried student art competition and the Senior Thesis Exhibition.
Southeast Museum of Photography
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community's understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.
Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia Community College East Campus
The Anita S. Wooten Gallery is a teaching gallery dedicated to enhancing student understanding and appreciation of art and providing both students and the extended community exposure to a diverse agenda of visual art forms from regional artists. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Museum of Florida Art
The Museum of Florida Art offers exhibitions, education programs, and outreach to engage children, youth, adults, seniors and families in the experience of the visual arts.
Pensacola Museum of Art
The mission of the Pensacola Museum of Art is to be a bridge to the visual arts for the diverse populations of Pensacola and the surrounding communities by providing an array of stimulating exhibitions within our historic building. The primary focus of the PMA Permanent Collection is to acquire and preserve works of art from the 20th and 21st century, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The collection includes works by noted artists: John Marin, Salvador Dali, Miriam Scharpiro, Fairfield Porter, Thomas Hart Benton, Alex Katz, Lynda Benglis, Milton Avery and Alexander Calder. Additionally, the Museum has superb decorative art collections of European and American glass and African tribal art.
Vero Beach Museum of Art
The Vero Beach Museum of Art provides cultural leadership and enrichment for the public through a wide variety of educational, studio art and humanities programs; a diversity of quality exhibitions; and the collection, preservation and presentation of important American and international works of art.
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts
LeMoyne is a center for the visual arts that provides fine art exhibitions, year round art classes, and special art-related cultural events for the citizens of Tallahassee and surrounding area. The LeMoyne exhibition space is located in a National Register property with adjoining facilities housing art classrooms and a Gift and Art Supply shop. All facilities are located three blocks from the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. As many as three hundred artists per year show their work at LeMoyne, and art education classes for both children and adults are offered year round. Special events include the annual Holiday Show in December and the annual Chain of Parks Art Festival in the spring. The Helen Lind Sculpture Garden is located to the rear of the LeMoyne gallery, an excellent setting for LeMoyne's permanent sculpture collection. A delight in any season of the year, the gardens provide the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a bird-watching picnic lunch for downtown workers.
Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts
The Visual Arts Gallery has a national reputation for quality exhibitions, a strong contemporary collection, plus noteworthy publications and events such as workshops and visiting artists. The exhibition schedule is also part of the college's Lyceum Series, a program of cultural offerings that also features music, dance, and drama. All exhibitions are open to the public free of charge. Located at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, FL.
African American Museum of the Arts
The African American Museum of the Arts is a not for profit arts facility dedicated to providing artistic excellence that reflects primarily the culture of African Americans and Caribbean Americans and providing opportunity in the fields of visual, literary and performing arts while encouraging interaction with community members through on-site and outreach exhibitions, presentations and performances.
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Okaloosa-Walton College
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries consist of two adjoined galleries which together showcase about 20 different international, national and regional exhibitions each year. The Galleries also host workshops and lectures related to the exhibitions.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence. Talented artists are provided an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artist in the fields of composing, and visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is one of the Southeast’s largest contemporary art institutions, dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest international, national and regional artists. MOCA Jacksonville, which opened its doors on Hemming Plaza in 2003, is a cornerstone of downtown revitalization. The Museum is housed in the renovated historic Western Union Telegraph Building, a six floor building, which houses five changing exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, ArtExplorum Loft children’s interactive center, education studios, auditorium, Café Nola @ MOCA, Museum Shop, and our light filled Atrium Gallery.
University Galleries at University of Florida
The University Galleries are comprised of the University Gallery, which features contemporary visual arts exhibitions, the Focus Gallery, which showcases faculty, alumni, and student work, and the Grinter Gallery, which presents multicultural exhibitions.
Harn Museum of Art
The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art promotes the power of the arts to inspire and educate people and enrich their lives. To this purpose the museum builds and maintains exemplary art collections and produces a wide variety of challenging, innovative exhibitions and stimulating educational programs. As an integral part of the University of Florida, the museum advances teaching and research and serves as a catalyst for creative engagement between the university and diverse local, state, national and international audiences.
Brevard Art Museum
A center of creativity, the Museum collects, displays and interprets all aspects of the visual arts, particularly women artists, in ways that relate to the past, to the present, and to the future.
Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College
The Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida is one of the South's premier art repositories and education centers. Originally built to display and preserve the collection of Arthur I. Appleton, the museum has expanded to include traveling exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events.
Crealde School of Art
Founded in 1975, Crealdé was the brainchild of late Winter Park businessman William S. Jenkins. Today this successful not-for-profit community arts center offers a year-round curriculum of more than 80 affordable classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics for adults and children. Its faculty is comprised of more than 40 professional working artists who teach beginning, intermediate and advanced classes. Facilities include a professional dark room, ceramics studio, foundry, two galleries and sculpture garden.
Thomas Center Galleries
The Thomas Center Galleries features exhibitions that highlight the highest quality of work by local, regional, national and emerging artists. Special events, lectures, symposiums and workshops are offered throughout the season.
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