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A new exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art is bringing people face to face with the realities of war. “We’re surrounded by the faces of 100 Americans who participated in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars” said Anna Wall, the Chief Curator of the Pensacola Museum of Art, as she walks through "100 Faces of War", a new exhibit that takes up three galleries on the second floor of the museum. 

For the project, 100 people sat for portraits after their experiences with war.

Amy Bowman-McElhone, Nick Croghan, and John Markowitz present "Museums as "Authentic" Public Space" as part of the UWF Downtown Lecture Series. Bowman-McElhone and Croghan joined Lindsay Myers in the WUWF studios to discuss it.

Lindsay Myers (WUWF): “The title of this lecture is ‘Museum as “Authentic” Public Space’, Amy do you want to talk first about, what is a museum?”

University of West Florida

Almost a year after becoming a part of the University of West Florida, the Pensacola Museum of Art now has a new leader. Amy Bowman-McElhone is the new Director and Chief Curator at the museum. "I thought it was a really exciting opportunity especially with the museum coming under the preview of the university. And museums that bridge the community and the university audiences are my bread and butter, that's the space [where] I like to operate. So I thought that this was just an opportunity that I couldn't pass up."   

Pensacola Museum of Art.

The Pensacola Museum of Art is about to become a part of the University of West Florida. The transition was announced today (Wednesday) and will become effective on July first. WUWF’s Bob Barrett spoke to Dr. Brendan Kelly, Vice President of University Advancement and President of the UWF Foundation about what this means for the university and the future of the museum.

Pensacola Museum Showcases Gulf Coast Through Two Artists

Sep 24, 2015
Margaret Biggs

Two exhibits currently at the Pensacola Museum of Art highlight the beauty and diversity of landscapes on the Gulf Coast. Artists Margaret Biggs & Richard Sexton are both going to be speaking to the public about their work this week.

 

Margaret Biggs is a Pensacola native who returned to her beloved Gulf Coast after being away for more than 30 years.

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 To a lot of people, Guy Harvey is just a name on tropical shirts and hats.

But this summer in downtown Pensacola, he is the main attraction at the museum of art. Through the month of August the Pensacola Museum of Art is featuring the artwork Dr. Harvey as its Summer Blockbuster exhibit called “Guy Harvey – The Lure of the Ocean.”  Mary Hartshorn, Director of Communications for the Museum says having the exhibit available all summer long was important to make Harvey's art available to the widest audience possible, young and old - local and visitor.

Color In Freedom Explores The Underground Railroad In Art

Feb 20, 2015

The Pensacola Museum of Art has teamed up with “Our Voices Are Many” to bring the journey along the underground railroad to life through Color In Freedom, on display at the museum through April 11.

 

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is making a final push for its annual membership drive for 2014. The organization has set a goal of reaching the 1,000-member milestone this year. That would allow them to give away $1 million to non-profits in the community. Such an accomplishment would be a great way to mark the local chapter’s tenth year of giving.

Pensacola Museum of Art

The ‘Design of War’ exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art showcases posters, flags and other items produced during World War I and II. Several of the flags on display were produced during the first and second World Wars at Mare Island, a Navy base in California that was closed in the 1990s.  Dr. Patrick Rowe is a professor of art history at Pensacola State College and curator of the show.