Exhibits

The Art of Leigh Murphy

Begins:

Thursday 11-19-2015

Ends:

Sunday 02-08-2015

As part of the Beaches Museum and History Park’s continuing commitment to showcase work by talented local artists, they are pleased to announce an exhibit of Leigh Murphy’s work beginning Wednesday November 19.

Although Leigh’s talent extends to a variety of mediums, her first love is watercolor and its capacity to provide incredibly fine detail with brilliant colors and varied texture. Her art has appeared in numerous exhibitions and collections, among them the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, various US Embassies and the Disney Corporation. She has also received honors that range from recognition by Who’s Who in American Women to Artist in Residence for Duval County Schools.

The exhibition opened at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday November 19. Admission for opening night was free to Museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. For more information please call 904-241-5657.

381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Remembering Hurricane Dora: The 50th Anniversary

Begins:

Wednesday 09-10-2014

Ends:

Sunday 11-09-2014

Remembering Hurricane DoraFifty years ago Hurricane Dora blew into the Jacksonville Beaches area. The Beaches Museum is observing the anniversary of this awe-inspiring storm with a new exhibit opening September 10 to November 9. The 1964 hurricane season produced a great deal of destructive activity in Florida, but no other storm affected the northeast area of the state quite as much as Dora. In fact, Dora was the only hurricane-level storm to directly hit the Beaches area in the 20th Century. The 50th Anniversary exhibit looks back at the wave of destruction that Dora brought to the First Coast and the determined efforts of residents to restore their homes and livelihoods.

  • Wednesday, September 10th, 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.  Admission is $5 and free for museum members. The reception will be located in the museum lobby.

Ferris WheelSince hurricane tracking started, Hurricane Dora was the first direct hit to the First Coast. The Category 3, turned into a Category 4 Equivalent storm, dropped to a Category 2 storm as it reached landfall, causing tremendous damage to businesses and homes along the First Coast, and reaching far inland as well.

Inthis exhibit, you will see why the Boardwalk, Roller Coaster, Ferris Wheel, and many coastal businesses ended for good.

Sponsored by: Preferred Government Insurance Trust

381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Dreams into Art: The Paintings of Susanne Schuenke

Begins:

Thursday 05-22-2014

Ends:

Sunday 08-31-2014

The exhibition is showcasing 20 oil paintings by the artist. Born in Germany, Susanne Schuenke lives in Ponte Vedra Beach. Her art exudes a strong European flavor hovering between magic and reality. Her artistry and technical command of the medium is beyond dispute. Ms. Schuenke has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and in European countries.

A large commissioned painting by Susanne Schuenke is on permanent display in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

Susanne’s art arrived at the Museum on Thursday May 15th in the afternoon. Following are the activities related to the exhibit.

  • The artist presented a lecture about the relationship between art and psychoanalysis on June 19th in the Beaches Museum Chapel. The psychiatrist Naum Itkin, M.D., Ph.D., co-presented that lecture. – free to members – others $5.00
  • Saturday June 28 – Gallery Tour with the artist – 11:00 A.M. – free to all

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381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Waiting for the Train: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway

Begins:

Thursday 04-03-2014

Ends:

Sunday 05-11-2014

Henry M FlaglerHenry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil. He was also a key figure in the development of the eastern coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean and was founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. Originally from New York state, he met John D. Rockefeller in Ohio. An early partnership lead to what became Standard Oil Company. With his success in refineries, he ventured out to railroading in Florida, with a grand start at St. Augustine and Jacksonville Beach.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Exhibit Opening Reception Event for Waiting for the Train exhibit.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

HM Flagler Date CardIntroducing the Waiting for the Train: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway exhibit.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

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