The African American story is a rich and unique one.
Proudly, Eatonville, Florida, oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States, is able present these histories to the world through the Hurston Museum.
Zora Neale Hurston,(1891-1960) was a legendary anthropologist, folklorist and writer.
As part of the backbone of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston appreciated art in all forms.
She collected life stories of people of all cultures, but was most interested in the African American journey.
Her most famous book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, has influenced many modern day writers.
The Hurston Museum is the most significant place for peoples exclusively of African American descent to display their works.
Featuring a constant array of works by well established and newly emerging artists, the Hurston welcomes tens of thousands of visitor each year.
This dynamic place has an exhibition season that runs from September to August.
Artists or a focused topic run for three or four months.
Each new exhibition begins with a reception and talks with the artist or museum curator.
These receptions are free and open to the public.
The Hurston has partnered with other local art galleries including the Orlando Museum of Art and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art, rewarding them with brilliant pieces of contemporary African American art.
The museum also supports the Zora Neale Hurston Institute of Documentary Studies at the University of Central Florida.
The projects through this institute will ensure lifelong learning and preserving the history and culture of African Americans.
The mission to have a place “in the heart of the community” for African American artists, has been definitely surpassed by The Hurston.
This vibrant museum is a source of enrichment and pride for us all.
Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
227 E Kennedy Blvd Maitland, FL 32751
Website: Hurston National Museum
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