Highwaymen Exhibition Featured in ARTnews Magazine
Prestigious arts industry publication ARTnews Magazine showed some love recently for the Orlando Museum of Art's spring marquee exhibition "Living Color: The Art of the Highwaymen." Art writer Ginger Danto's piece highlighted the Highwaymen's legacy in Florida culture and history, including backstory on the African American landscape painters and insight from guest curator Gary Monroe's essay in the exhibition catalogue.
“Images of pain and suffering would not have sold Highwayman paintings,” Monroe, who knew many in the group personally, writes in the catalogue. Rather, their legacy would be to cater the common “longing to experience the Old Florida” with something more than just a picture postcard: an original work of art that, at last, belongs in a museum."
Read the ARTnews feature here ». Then, visit the most comprehensive Florida Highwaymen exhibition to date - on view at the Orlando Museum of Art through May 10.