St. Augustine featured in exhibit at Governor’s House Cultural Center

At the time termed the “most paintable town in the U.S.” by artist Anthony Thieme, St. Augustine drew artists to paint its historic surroundings around the Gilded Age and outside of, said Dulce Roman, main curator and curator of modern day art for the Harn Museum of Art at the College of Florida. 

Paintings from artists who stayed at Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon and sold functions showcasing St. Augustine to rich visitors are part of an exhibit at the Governor’s Residence Cultural Center and Museum at 48 King St. in St. Augustine, Ramon explained. 

The show, which opened Friday, is cost-free to the general public. Show several hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday as a result of Sunday. The bank loan agreement for the pieces is for 1 yr, in accordance to UF Historic St. Augustine Residence Supervisor Billy Triay. 

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A painting by Robert German shows St. Augustine's bayfront in 1890. The painting is part of an exhibit at The Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum in St. Augustine.

The exhibit was element of the St. Augustine Heritage Pageant, which featured distinctive situations and venues about the metropolis by Sunday. The celebration was developed by UF Historic St. Augustine, the firm tasked with caring for point out-owned houses in the metropolis. Details are at staugustinehistoryfestival.com

The “Painting St. Augustine” show is from the Harn Museum of Art’s “The Florida Art Assortment,” a gift from Samuel and Roberta Vickers. The couple gave their selection of about 1,200 is effective of artwork to the Harn Museum.