Flagler Era Art Exhibit
Please Note: This event is from 2013.
Lightner Museum opens a special exhibit on the second floor mezzanine called "Gilded St. Augustine, Fine Art from the Age of Henry Flagler." This special art exhibit is in memory of longtime museum patron Joseph W. Tiberio, 1921 2013.The exhibit will feature many Flagler-era artists such as Frank Shapleigh, Martin Johnson Heade, Felix de Crano, and others. Many of the paintings to be shown are from private collections and have never been seen publicly.These artists were prominent during the Gilded Age, which is the term coined by Mark Twain to describe the late 1800s and early 1900s. This was the time period when Henry Flagler came to St. Augustine and opened his Hotels Ponce De Leon and Alcazar and when he envisioned much more than grand lodging and fine restaurants.Apart of the vision Flagler had for St. Augustine was art. So he commissioned many artists to come to St. Augustine and create works of art for him and his hotel patrons to view. Some of these works will now be on display in the Lightner Museum's special exhibit, "Gilded St. Augustine, Fine Art from the Age of Henry Flagler."Admission: Adults: $10.00Active military with I.D.:$6.00College student with I.D.:$5.00Young people: 12-18: $5.00Children under 12 (with adult): FREEAdmission to the museum includes this exhibit and admission is FREE for St. Johns County residents, however donations are appreciated. The exhibit does not require reservations, however due to staffing it is best to call beforehand to see if the exhibit is open. Call (904) 824-2874 for more information.The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution that is sustained by generous support from individuals, businesses and sponsors. The museum is built in a Spanish Renaissance architectural style and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lightner houses mostly American Victorian era artifacts and artwork, providing a glimpse into the antique world of St. Augustine. Lightner Museum offers tours daily.