September 25, 2012 - October 2, 201210 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Discover some exciting, yet little known, aspects of Northeast Florida’s history and culture! Whether you are curious about your adopted home or wish to impress friends with your knowledge, this class inspires you to explore the “other” Florida! Sept. 25: Florida as Paradise - A Pictorial Essay This session explores Florida as both a real and a mythic place that captured the imaginations of monarchs, explorers, captains of finance and industry, travelers and tourists. We will examine our state through works of art created by artists who visited and imagined it. Oct. 2: The Bartrams – Early American Perspectives on New World’s Natural Resources Father and son botanists John and William Bartram treasured America’s bountiful natural resources. In this session we track selected joint and individual botanical expeditions, as well as examine their divergent views on the colony’s and young nation’s natural world.
Course Fee: $15
Jeanette Toohey became Director of UNF OLLI in March 2010. Prior to joining our vibrant community of lifelong learners, she was a professional in the nonprofit sphere. For 25 years she was an art historian who served as a museum curator. As chief curator of The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jeanette led the collections, exhibitions, gardens, library and registration divisions. More recently she served as an executive responsible for transitioning a hospital-based arts-in-healing program to an independent nonprofit organization.
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