Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jimm Roberts gallery talk today at Orlando Museum of Art

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Photo by Jimm Roberts, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Coconut Grove, 1986, silver gelatin print, collection of the artist
  • Photo by Jimm Roberts, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Coconut Grove, 1986, silver gelatin print, collection of the artist

Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Jimm Roberts gallery talk

2 p.m.

Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N. Mills Ave.

reservation requested:

407-896-4231, ext. 262


Visitors to the museum’s exhibition of Jimm Roberts’ Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits might wonder what drove him to build this collection, a photographic record of writers and artists in Florida. Roberts has said that the impetus was hearing Tennessee Williams complain on The Dick Cavett Show that America ignores its artists; Roberts asked himself what he could do to honor those living and working in his own state, and a series – or an obsession – was born. At this half-hour talk, free with paid museum admission, Roberts will recount the process of capturing these famous faces and hands on film. – Jessica Bryce Young


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