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The Florida Highwaymen: Interstate Connections

On view July 20 – September 15, 2024

Downtown Sarasota campus

The Museum of Botany & the Arts

Our Summer Exhibition The Florida Highwaymen: Interstate Connections features beautiful landscapes of the Sunshine State produced by the Highwaymen, a group of African American painters active in Fort Pierce on Florida’s east coast beginning in the mid-1950s. The exhibition celebrates the achievements of these talented artists, while also making connections between their remarkable story and the experience of the African American community in Sarasota in the middle decades of the 20th century.

Presented in collaboration with the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition. Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax.