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Living Color – Art of The Highwaymen (Webinar)

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
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April 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for Living Color – Art of The Highwaymen (Webinar) on Tuesday, April 20 at 1 PM.

Grassy marshes, ocean waves and tropical sunsets — escape your reality through these works of art by a group of African-American painters known as The Highwaymen. During the time of Jim Crow and civil rights, these mostly self-taught black artists defied the odds to establish themselves as commercially successful artists, and their vivid landscape paintings depict a lush world we can all submerge ourselves into! Come away to this jungle-like setting for an hour with Orlando Museum of Art Associate Curator David Matteson. During this virtual art tour, you’ll learn more about these renowned artists and their stories, participate in a discussion about this unique group and their ties to Florida all while viewing a selection of their works featured in the Orlando Museum of Art’s recent exhibition. This program is a good fit for audience members of all ages!

This program is presented by David Matteson and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

How to join the Zoom Program:

Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:

• One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.

• One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.

All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.

By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.

About Your Program Presenter

David Matteson joined the staff of the Orlando Museum of Art in 2015 and is currently the associate curator of Education and Outreach. In his role, he develops and facilitates programs for diverse audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and English and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rollins College. He is currently completing his doctoral coursework in the Texts and Technology program at the University of Central Florida, where his research broadly focuses on digital curation, public history, and museum education. For his professional work and scholarship, Matteson has received awards from the United Arts of Central Florida, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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