France Family Gallery - Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
Open January 12, 2024 through July 21, 2024
Join us for an unforgettable journey through the rich history and captivating artistry of one of Florida's most beloved pastimes - Fishing. Florida, a paradise for anglers with its extensive coastline and abundant waters, has a story that unfolds like no other. Complemented by the collection at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, The Lure of Florida Fishing will immerse you in the age-old tradition that has left an indelible mark on the Sunshine State. Delve into the history of fishing, from the opulent days of the Gilded Age to the modern era, and see how the passion for this sport has stood the test of time. This exhibit combines the Brown Collection along with a history exhibit on loan from the Florida Museum of History in Tallahassee.
With one of the longest coastlines in the country, Florida is a fisherman's dream. From serene rivers, and tranquil lakes, to babbling streams, our state has it all. The Florida waters are teeming with over 600 species of fish, offering an angler's paradise that's second to none. Our exhibit features exquisite oil and watercolor paintings that portray dock and pier fishing, idyllic fishing boats, old Florida fish camps, and captivating fish portraits. These remarkable pieces of art capture the essence of this cherished pastime. The Lure of Florida Fishing promises to engage and inspire everyone.