“Everything, Earth & Sky” and “An Elegy to Rosewood” Exhibit Tour
March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
An Elegy to Rosewood commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Rosewood massacre and celebrates the inclusion of this major historical event in U.S. history. After a later-dispelled accusation of an assault on a white woman in 1923, members of the Ku Klux Klan set out to destroy the small town of Rosewood, Florida, leading to the murders of Black citizens of Rosewood and the decimation of a thriving Florida community. Comprised of historic photographs and preserved heirlooms from the surviving Jenkins family, this exhibition will explore their story and tenacious desire to acknowledge this history.
Everything, Earth and Sky: An Exhibition of Haitian Art (highlights a theme prevalent in Haitian art: the depiction of space. From schools, communal plazas, and government buildings to Haiti’s fauna and the ever-present ocean, these works present different interpretations of physical space and the use of public places. Some works clearly relate contemporary political challenges in Haiti and others portray the rich and varied iconography of Vodou. This exhibition and accompanying catalog are a part of the museum’s ongoing efforts to make its significant collection of Haitian paintings from the 1980s and 1990s accessible through research and digitization.
We have a free, private tour at 11:00 a.m. You may either meet us there or meet at church at 10:00 a.m. to ride the shuttle.
After our tour, we will go to the small cafe there to enjoy coffee or some lunch.
While no reservations are necessary, please let Pastor Laurie know if you are attending, especially if you are riding the shuttle at LaurieH@gablesucc.org.