‘Artcalusa’ Exhibition Coming To Brevard Museum of History, Natural Science
By Space Coast Daily // July 8, 2015
exhibition runs from July 17 THROUGH dec 11
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA — The Florida Historical Society is proud to present the touring exhibition “ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation” at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, 2201 Michigan Avenue in Cocoa, July 17 through December 11, 2015.
Originally presented by the Lee Trust for Historic Preservation, “ArtCalusa” is a group exhibition featuring Florida’s leading historical artists working today, each of whom produces works of art based on scholarly research findings and experimental approaches in archaeology and history.
“ArtCalusa” visually interprets the life and experiences of Florida’s indigenous peoples, particularly the Calusa Indians through their contact with early European explorers.
The exhibition also details through artwork and text the dramatic changes in Florida’s environment since people first moved to Florida over 12,000 years ago.
Paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by nine artists will be exhibited at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science.
Exhibiting artists include Lucas Century, Merald Clark, Charles Dauray, Chris Kreider, David Meo, Theodore Morris, Dean Quigley, Hermann Trappman, and Jackson Walker. The exhibition is co-curated by Theresa Schober and Barbara Hill.
A VIP Opening Reception for the “ArtCalusa” exhibition will be held on Friday, July 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The event will feature wine and cheese, live Native American music, and a chance to mingle with some of the artists.
From the skeletons of prehistoric beasts, to pioneer artifacts, to the latest images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science brings the past to life for the whole family with exciting exhibits.
Home of the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute, the museum centerpiece is an exhibit on the Windover People, who ritualistically buried their dead in a local peat bog more than 7,000 years ago.
The amazingly well preserved burials are 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids in Egypt and 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen.
Nature trails on 20 acres wind through three ecosystems. The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science is conveniently located at 2201 Michigan Avenue in Cocoa, just two turns from I-95.
Head east from exit 201, make a left on Clearlake Road and a left on Michigan Avenue.
Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Wednesday through Saturday.