The Study of Water
September 10 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center presents our latest rotating exhibit in the upstairs gallery: The Study of Water.
Water is the most important of all natural resources. We interact with water in many ways as it flows through our intracoastal waterways, natural inlets, saltwater rivers, artificial canals, bays, aquifers, and the ocean. Water reflects our emotions, awakens the senses, and excites the imagination.
The Florida Keys are an island oasis nestled in a sea of water. The Study of Water reveals four differing artistic expressions and intimate connections with water. Throughout the exhibition, each artist provides individual interpretations and personal associations with water. The works collectively reveal how water provides nourishment, sanctuary, and healing.
This exhibition explores water’s significance through modern and contemporary artworks. Beyond its symbolism, water is often used to tell a story, and at other times is harnessed for its shape-shifting properties, sometimes even constituting an entire world in itself. Ancestral connections, the water’s surface, and oceanic imaginations are highlighted through various mediums and techniques, including both representational and abstract forms.
Featured artists depicting the study of water include South Florida and Florida Keys artists: Castro Humberto, Jul Jankowski, Derrick Crossland, and Lisa Lee Herman. Selected works available for purchase, with a percentage benefitting the History & Discovery Foundation. Interpretations available in both English and en Español.
Exhibit is open during business hours Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm as part of museum admission through October 2, 2022.