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Fabulous Forties on the Avenue
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Steve Vinik
Date:
December 9, 2011 to November 15, 2012
Description:
Fabulous Forties on the Avenue Exhibit is a tribute to the accomplishments and business achievements of the African-American community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the late 1940s. In celebration of the Fort Lauderdale Centennial and Broward County African-American Research Library and Cultural Center’s upcoming 10th year anniversary, the library pays a historic tribute to Fort Lauderdale in our museum gallery with an iconic stretch of road that was the commerce hub of the community, namely Northwest 5th Avenue in the late 1940’s. This year-long exhibit will include the latest in mobile applications technology, allowing both young and old to access the historical materials through a series of interactive kiosks. These kiosks will allow visitors to create a fun video of their gallery experience and download the video to their email, Facebook or other social media outlets.
Phone:
954-357-5950
Cost:
FREE
SHARK Exhibition at Musuem of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Date:
May 12, 2012 8:00 am to January 6, 2013 5:00 pm
Address:
United States
Description:
SHARK, an exhibition at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University takes visitors on a journey through over 70 artists’ perspectives on these fascinating creatures from predator to victim to pop culture icon. The exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Art and curated by acclaimed marine artist and author, Richard Ellis. It is being presented in association with Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center. On view May 12, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, the multi-media exhibition features drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and videos by artists from all over the world. “Sharks have long fascinated man; some ancient societies even revered them as gods. In my art, I pay homage to their graceful beauty,” said Ellis. “This exhibition delves into a variety of issues in an examination of the human impact on sharks. It explores the shark as a predator and its portrayal in culture, the importance of shark conservation, the biology of the myriad of shark species, and the thrill of shark encounters.” “SHARK is a stunning and timely exhibition about how the shark has entered the public imagination and how artists, over the decades, have portrayed one of the most fascinating, vulnerable, and misunderstood marine animals on the planet,” said Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Museum of Art.
Geckos: Tails to Toepads
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Date:
May 19, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Location:
Museum of Discovery & Science
Description:
The Geckos—Tails to Toepads traveling exhibit introduces visitors to the remarkable diversity of lizards with engaging interactives and living examples from around the world. Lush, naturalistic habitats draw audiences into the geckos’ realm. The gecko habitats re-create natural environments in astonishing detail. State-of-the-art controls provide lighting, humidity, temperature, and water quality to meet the needs of these delicate creatures. Visitors can experience gecko night vision, listen to gecko voices, learn unusual facts from gecko experts, try to spot camouflaged geckos, and build a custom gecko for various environments. The exhibition also presents cutting edge science, from the race to catalog and classify gecko diversity to unraveling the mysteries of gecko adhesion.
Phone:
954-467-6637
Be Inspired! 2012
Date:
September 8, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Address:
United States
Description:
An artistic response to the Museum’s SHARK exhibition, this installation includes paintings, photographs, poems and prose created by local artists, members, and visitors who are inspired by the theme of the shark.
Guided Tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum
Date:
September 10, 2012 1:00 pm to October 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Location:
Stranahan House
Address:
United States
Description:
Travel back in time and learn about the first permanent settlers to the area, Frank and Ivy Stranahan, and the creation of the city of Fort Lauderdale. The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale’s first postmaster, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first school teacher. The house has served as a trading post, post office, community center, restaurant, and home to the Stranahans. This is a story of a family, a house, and a city. No reservations required. Admission price of $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 for students/children. For more information, please email info@stranahanhouse.org or call (954) 524-4736. Three 1-hour tours per day beginning at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Phone:
954-524-4736
Public Tours of the Bonnet House
Date:
September 11, 2012 10:00 am to September 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Address:
United States
Description:
By the time early settler Hugh Taylor Birch purchased the Bonnet House site in 1895, the grounds had already witnessed 4,000 years of Florida history.  A shell midden left by the Tequesta people indicates that human activity on the site dates back to 2,000 B.C. while further archeological evidence suggests that the grounds was one of the first sites of Spanish contact with the new world.  This eclectic house with its unique art-inspired rooms and magnificent gardens is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. Tours are available Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.  Bonnet House is closed on Mondays.
Tour Old Fort Lauderdale
Date:
September 11, 2012 12:00 pm to September 16, 2012 4:00 pm
Location:
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Address:
United States
Description:
Right in the heart of Downtown, you can tour the history museum in the 1905 New River Inn, Broward’s oldest hotel building, visit our 1899 Replica Schoolhouse, see the 1907 King-Cromartie House, explore the archives at the Hoch Heritage Center and much more.  A must see for anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. For more information call (954) 463-4431 Ext. 12 or email education@flhc.org. Throughout August, noon to 4:00 pm, Docent tours at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm