Legendary Florida Program Series: Fear and Anxiety on the Florida Frontier

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Feb 13, 2010 / 0 comments

WHO: Dr. Joe Knetsch and The Museum of Florida Art
WHAT: Fear and Anxiety on the Florida Frontier
TIME: Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00pm and Thursday, February 18th at 10:00am
LOCATION: Volusia County Historic Courthouse 125 West Indiana Avenue, DeLand, Florida

The Museum of Florida Art is hosting our fifth cycle of the Legendary Florida Program Series. This programming offers an innovative approach to Florida history through the exhibition, online access, interdisciplinary curriculum and outreach with the artist. The program promotes and utilizes the works of a living contemporary Florida artist that creates works that “fit” the story in history rather than attempting to build that story around historical works of art.

The program presents FREE school and adult tours, lectures, curriculum and education resources online. The interdisciplinary education program is augmented by interpretive text, video, lecture programs, and a language and visual arts, science and music curriculum.

Dr. Joe Knetsch will be discussing Jackson Walker’s Legendary Florida Collection paintings of Seminole History in Florida and relating them to his new book: Fear and Anxiety on the Florida Frontier. This dialogue is relevant today as West Point and other United States military academies are studying the Seminole Wars and other Native American wars to gain insights into current military conflict in Afghanistan and other areas of the world.

Dr. Joe Knetsch, author of over 200 articles on Florida history and has edited two books, written a text-book on Florida’s surveying history and published Florida’s Seminole Wars, 1817-1858, Faces on the Frontier, Florida’s Surveyors and Developers in the 19th Century and Fear and Anxiety on the Florida Frontier: The Second Seminole War.

The Museum of Florida Art offers a venue where: creativity is fostered, appreciation of art is nurtured, all people are welcomed. The mission of the Museum of Florida Art is to promote and showcase Florida Art and emerging established Florida Artists through exhibitions and educational and interpretive programming made available to a diverse statewide audience of all ages; to collect and preserve works of art for this purpose; to publish books and other materials concerning the foregoing; and to make such resources available for the public.

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