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An Elegy to Rosewood

Presented by Hannibal Square Heritage Center and Crealdé School of Art at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, Winter Park FL

May 12 2023
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Aug 26 2023
An Elegy to Rosewood

Rosewood artifacts: framed photograph

In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the Rosewood Massacre, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU (FAM) will present “An Elegy to Rosewood; ” The Hannibal Square Heritage Center will be the first stop on the traveling exhibition.

May 12 – August 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 7 – 9 pm
Special Open House: Sunday, May 21, Time TBD in honor of United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery

Organized and curated by Curator Amy Galpin and staff, Frost Art Museum in Miami, with Florida International University (FIU) Professor M. Alexandra Cornelius.

Following the end of the Civil War, the American South saw a rise in Jim Crow laws. In the town of Rosewood, Florida, these codes prevailed. In 1923, fifty years after the 13th Amendment was passed, racial tensions peaked with a later-dispelled rumor about an assault on a white woman, leading Ku Klux Klan members to track, assault, and kill the African American people of Rosewood. Known now as the Rosewood Massacre, news of these murders and the destruction of the town was suppressed by state officials. Years later, Lizzie Jenkins clung to oral histories about her aunt, a survivor of the massacre, and founded The Real Rosewood Foundation (TRRF) to revive and research the history of Rosewood. There is much to learn from Rosewood, including successful efforts made in reparations distributed to descendants of the community.

In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the Rosewood Massacre, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU (FAM) will present “An Elegy to Rosewood” in early 2023, which will then travel to the Hannibal Square Heritage Center as the first stop on its traveling exhibition throughout the state. Comprised of historic and contemporary photographs, innovative digital materials, and renderings of memorials that honor the massacre, this groundbreaking exhibition will be presented through the lens of women, who were critical in preserving Rosewood’s history, and through the contemporary lens of female-identifying artists based in Miami, including Artist Charlisa Montrope, who will create an artist’s book with superimposed maps of Rosewood to draw relationships between the environment and racial injustice. This exhibition will feature historic objects from TRRF, many of which will be publicly displayed for the first time. These include historic and contemporary photographs, elaborate digital materials with maps, and oral histories.

To augment this exhibition the curators will create a website to host oral histories from current Rosewood residents and link to contemporary performances inspired by the subject. The website also will feature a virtual reality tour of the exhibition and digital versions of the artist-created books and student-created memorials. FIU Students from architecture and landscape architecture will partner with the museum and the museum staff will work closely with FIU’s MLK Committee to realize this project.

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  • May 12, 2023 at 09:00 am (Fri)
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Additional time info:

May 12 – August 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 7 - 9 pm
Special Open House: Sunday, May 21, Time TBD in honor of United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

PHOTOS

  • Rosewood artifacts: framed photograph, apron, and abstract of title from Alachua County

LOCATION

Hannibal Square Heritage Center

642 W. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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