Lightner Museum Community to hold Open House
Lightner Museum invites Historic City News readers, St. Augustine residents, and museum members, to a free Community Open House being held on October 28th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Those attending will be invited to visit the updated and expanded Museum Store and to enjoy the museum’s new South Terrace and Garden as they enjoy a first look at two new exhibitions, Faces of the Alcazar and Picturing a Nation.
“Faces of the Alcazar presents a compelling glimpse of the life behind-the-scenes at Henry Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel,” the artists, Tom Schifanella, explained. “Through large-format photographs, the exhibition documents fragmentary clippings from early-20th century motion picture magazines pasted to the walls of the Alcazar staff quarters by the immigrant staff who lived and worked at the hotel.”
The second exhibit, Picturing a Nation: American Art from the Collection of the Lightner Museum, is a major reinstallation of American paintings and sculptures from the Lightner Museum’s permanent collection. From America’s great vistas and natural wonders to intimate scenes of St. Augustine, Picturing a Nation presents a vibrant vision of America on a local and national scale through late-19th and early-20th century American art.