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The Vickers Collection Grand Opening: On-Going Exhibit Begins May 13th!!

Our Main Gallery will Host the Renowned Vickers Collection of Florida’s Most Iconic Art

Painting St. Augustine: Selections from the Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers Collection
Opens May 13
The Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum, St. Augustine

The Harn Museum of Art presents Painting St. Augustine: Selections from the Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers Collection featuring works by more than twenty artists who captured vibrant landscapes and city views of Florida’s oldest city. The works date from the late 19th to the mid-20th century and cover a broad range of themes from views of coastlines and waterways to depictions of historic landmarks, picturesque streets and courtyards. Collectively, these paintings comprise a visual record of St. Augustine, its unique topography and climate, as well as its people and their daily lives. The exhibition is drawn from The Florida Art Collection, a landmark gift given to the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in 2020 by Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers who formed one of the most extensive collections of Florida-themed art.


Also, in our Lobby Gallery, First Day of Issue: St. Augustine’s Quadricentennial Stamp is an exhibition of historic first day covers released in commemoration of St. Augustine’s 400th anniversary. A first day cover is a collectible envelope with a commemorative stamp, a postmark showing the location of issue, and often elaborate illustrations. For the first time since 1965, the featured first day covers will return to their post office of origin, now Governor’s House Museum and Cultural Center. This exhibition is curated by Governor’s House Library and made possible by the donation of Martin Severe, a philatelist from Rockville, Maryland.