MoFA is excited to announce that our public programs will be hosted in the digital space this fall! These events are free and open to the public. Please register up until the time of the event to receive the link to attend.
October 8, 6pm
Join us on October 8th from 6:00-7:00 PM for an evening with New Landscapes featured artist collective, the Wheelchair Highwaymen. In this talk, Max Lee, Gordon Palmer, and J.R. Harding will explore their passion for photography, its ties to Florida history, and discuss the ongoing battle for the Americans with Disabilities Act to be fully recognized as a Civil Rights law. You won’t want to miss this timely conversation! This event is free, virtual, and open to the public.
“Sometimes technology can be a double-edged sword. But for me, whether it is a drone, or my van, or the powered wheelchair, these are all tools that allow me to be free, to be independent, to be self-sufficient, to explore.” – J.R. Harding
October 15, 6pm
Let’s create collages! During this virtual Make it With MoFA, Program Coordinator Annie Booth and MoFA intern Courtney Normandin will assist you as you make your own collage landscape. While you are finding and cutting out your source images, Annie will lead a presentation and conversation exploring how work in New Landscapes transforms the familiar landscape into something new. This event is free and open to the public. All you need is scissors, paper, glue, and old books or magazines.
Image: “Tallahassee at Dawn.” This collage was made during our 8/20 session by participant Diane Dyal.
October 21, 6:30pm
Join us Wednesday, October 21st, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM as Department of Art Assistant Professor Jessica Ingram leads a conversation with New Landscapes featured artist, Dionne Lee.
Dionne Lee works in photography, collage, and video to discuss ideas of power, agency, survival, and racial histories in relation to the American landscape. Lee explores the relationship between Black bodies and the natural landscape as both a place of beauty and a site of intergenerational trauma and violence. Armed with a lexicon of survival techniques, Lee aims to subvert the colonial legacy of property ownership through the acts of reclamation and resistance.
In this discussion, Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham will shed light on her work through Museum Hue and share the ways that Culturally Specific Museums are boldly responding to the needs of their community and addressing current issues through their narratives, programs, exhibitions and services. She will share the critical ways museums help shape, define and preserve today for the future.
Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham works to paint a larger portrait of the museum sector and challenge racial inequities in the field. Her advocacy aligns with Museum Hue, an organization she co-founded and serves as Creative Director, supporting Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. As a United Nations Human Rights fellow, Stephanie applies the UN’s ratification of cultural rights to her work and calls for greater recognition and representation in the arts industry. She also received the Americans for the Arts 2019 American Express Emerging Leader Award for her work. As the United States reckons with a legacy of structural racism, oppression, and discriminatory policies and practices; Stephanie centers cultural equity as an essential part of achieving social justice. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Art History from Brooklyn College and a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) from Rutgers University.
Co-sponsored by the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies Program.
September 10, 6pm
Join us Thursday, September 10th, at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual artist talk with “New Landscapes” featured artist Shoog McDaniel (they/them). Self-described as a fat queer, Floridian freak, Shoog will provide a glimpse into their photography practice, filled with alternative worlds, freedom, and joy for non-normative bodies. This event is free and open to the public.
“Bodies are maps filled with lakes and rivers and mountain ranges, topographies as varied as the stars in the sky.” – Shoog (@shooglet)”
September 24, 6pm
As a faculty member in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Louden teaches professional practice and studio classes to all levels, and her work has been collected by and exhibited in numerous institutions. She is the editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life books, published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The final in the series, Last Artist Standing, will be published in 2022. As a Glowtown facilitator for schools and non-profits, and the Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, where she organizes a popular lecture series, we are thrilled to host the accomplished and kind Sharon Louden.
Facilitated by Assistant Curator and Director of Galleries, Meredith Lynn, the conversation will address the art world’s state in this particular moment and how the economic downturn is impacting arts organizations, artists, and publishing.
September 26, 11am
Let’s make collages! During this virtual Make it With MoFA, Program Coordinator Annie Booth and MoFA intern Courtney Normandin will assist you as you make your own collage landscape. While you are finding and cutting out your source images, Annie will lead a presentation and conversation exploring how work in New Landscapes transforms the familiar landscape into something new. This event is free and open to the public. All you need is scissors, paper, glue, and old books or magazines.
Image: Collage made during our 8/20 session by participant Kristine Odahowski.