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Thursday Evenings at MoFA

Join us for a free public event every Thursday this spring. Through programs ranging from artist lectures to film screenings and makers workshops, we’ll explore and discuss the themes of Rising Water.


Opening Reception

Thursday, January 16th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for the opening reception of Rising Water: Artists Working in Response to Hurricanes.


Curator’s Tour

Thursday, January 23rd – 6:30 p.m.

Jessica Ingram and Meredith Lynn, the curators of Rising Water, will lead a tour providing a unique perspective into the planning and execution of the exhibition.


Poetry Storm

Thursday, January 30th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Museum will host a poetry reading led by doctoral student Eleanor Boudreau. The poems will focus on place and storm experiences, followed by an invitation to the audience to craft their own response to the exhibition and if desired, share their work.


Make it at MoFA

Thursday, February 13th – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     

Swing by the Museum for Make it at MoFA: Tally Zine Fest edition. Tally Zine Fest, in partnership with the FSU Print Club, will lead a workshop on zine history, construction, and creation. You will have the chance to create your own zine, read the zines made by others, and contribute to our in-gallery Response Center.


Visiting Artist Aspen Mays

Thursday, February 13th – 7:00 p.m.

Rising Water featured artist Aspen Mays will give a talk about her work and process. Her series, California Dreaming, is a response to her experience living through Hurricane Hugo in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.


Searching for The Bluest Water

Thursday, February 20th – 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Aaron Thomas will give a talk about The Bluest Water, a play about Hurricane Camille. In the summer of 2019, Dr. Thomas directed this play in a community in Virginia impacted by the storm.


Queer Appalachia

Friday, February 21, 2-4pm

In this special Friday event co-hosted by the Tallahassee Zine Fest, artist collective Queer Appalachia will discuss their work and lead a workshop.


Climate Conversation

Thursday, February 27th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us Thursday, February 27th for presentations by local experts in our region who are considering the impact of climate.
Danielle Irwin, Director at Cummins Cederberg – Coastal & Marine Engineering, will speak about the redesign of Jose Marti Park in Miami, FL. The talk will center on resiliency and participatory design in a larger conversation of coastal challenges resulting from Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise.
Timothy Perry, Attorney with Oertel, Fernandez, Bryant & Atkinson, and President of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, will discuss the phenomenon of “blue sky flooding” along the Atlantic coast, environmental impacts, and adaptation strategies for vulnerable residential and urban areas in beach and inland communities.
Lily Swanbrow Becker, Network Manager at the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and Climate Adaptation Training Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will focus on a collaboration between the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals in order to build resilience capacity and support critical conservation work.


Visiting Artist Frances Gallardo

Thursday, March 5th – 7:00 p.m.

Rising Water featured artist Frances Gallardo will give a talk about her work and experience as a practicing artist. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she explores how hurricanes are part of the natural life and death cycle of the Caribbean and how climate change has rendered the region increasingly vulnerable to storms.


Film Screening

Thursday, March 12th – 6:00 p.m.

The Museum will host a speaker from the Office of Emergency Management to talk about disaster preparedness. Following the talk, we will screen the documentary My Louisiana Love, a 2012 film exploring Monique Verdin’s experience of loss, resilience, and the meaning of home following Hurricane Katrina.