Signature Exhibits

CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS

Signature exhibits feature the Museum’s collection and collaborative, community-based partnerships. MOSH’s Guest Curator program highlights relevant and current topics, significant research, and collections through presentations offered by local experts and institutions. Signature exhibits are designed to add depth and a local voice to core and traveling exhibits, programming, and current community topics.

ESSENCE OF JACKSONVILLE
A Juried Art Exhibition from the Jacksonville Artists Guild

06.27.20 — 09.27.20

Jacksonville is a jaguar of many spots.  With an area of 840 square miles, its identity is defined by urban, suburban, rural, and wilderness spaces.  The rich history of the “Bold City” has created layers of identity – River City, seaboard port, fishing and shrimping spot, watercraft center, military base, railroad hub, tourist destination, Winter Film Capital of the World, Harlem of the South, Hartford of the South, land of urban parks, Jag Nation…the list goes on.  Given the richness of its geographic, ecological, economic, social and multicultural heritage, how do we represent Jacksonville?  How do we capture its essence in its people and places?

Earlier this year, MOSH challenged the Jacksonville Artists Guild to create works of art that convey Jacksonville’s unique identity.  26 artists answered the call and submitted 70 works for consideration. This exhibit contains 15 of these works and a slide show of the remaining entrants.

For more information about these works, please visit www.jacksonvilleartistsguild.org.