Zora Neale Hurston Museum of Fine Arts

Orlando, United States

Zora Neale Hurston Museum of Fine Arts

The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, also known as The Hurston, is an art museum in Eatonville, Florida. The Hurston is named after Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American writer, folklore, and anthropologist who moved to Eatonville at a young age and whose father became mayor of Eatonville in 1897. "Its mission is to provide a place "in the heart of the community" where the public can view the work of artists of African descent, who live on the Continent and/or in the Diaspora".

The museum contains information concerning the history of Eatonville, and its artistic displays are centered on individuals of African descent, from the diaspora and the United States. The Hurston features exhibitions quarterly to highlight emerging artists. There are gallery talks provided during the exhibitions which can include artists, the curator, or a guest scholar. The museum not only supports the art involved within the museum but also supports the Zora Neale Hurston Trail which contains 16 historic artists and 10 markers written by Hurston. The museum does not charge an admission but appreciate donations. It is also featured in the Zora Festival, which is held every year to celebrate the history, culture, and arts of Eatonville. For the improvement of the museum, grants have been awarded to the Hurston. The Retrospective Exhibition involved in the Hurston was featured at Pennsylvania State University at the HUB-Robeson Galleries.

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