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.
The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America
08.24.19 — 12.08.19
An exhibition that seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Developed in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Brooklyn Museum, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynching. At the same time, the exhibition highlights EJI’s founding of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, commemorating victims of racial terror lynching, and an accompanying museum that explores the legacy of slavery, segregation, and mass incarceration, which both recently opened in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Legacy of Lynching exhibition includes illustrated text panels, videos and an interactive map provided by EJI and the Brooklyn Museum, all of which provide a national perspective on the history and legacy of racial terror lynching from 1877-1950. There are also illustrated text panels and video clips of oral histories that tell the story of racial terror lynching in Duval County, and soil collected from local lynching sites will be on display. In addition, the exhibition showcases a selection of thematic visual artwork created especially for the exhibition by African-American artist Marsha Hatcher, inspired by the narrative of racial terror lynching in America.
A signature exhibition in which visitors solve challenging brainteaser puzzles and games and learn about their brains’ ability to think logically, utilize deductive reasoning and coordinate fine motor skills.