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A gift to the City of Saint Augustine by Otto C. Lightner, founding editor of Hobbies Magazine, the Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel. The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the Museums most prized possession. Its elaborate architecture provides an authentic and appropriate setting for the Museums exhibits of fine and decorative arts featuring “Brilliant Period” cut glass, Victorian art glass, and a room showcasing the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany; porcelain; furnishings; costumes; mechanical musical instruments, and other artifacts of 19th-century life.
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Saint Petersburg Florida International Museum
Closed: New Years Day Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Facilities: Exhibition Area.
Located in a former department store building, Florida International Museum was created as a venue for major traveling educational, cultural, or historical exhibitions. Between its opening in 1995 and 1998, the Museum hosted four exhibitions with a combined attendance of nearly 2 million people. A Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum hosts temporary exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum is also the permanent home of the largest private collection of Kennedy artifacts.
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Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum is housed in an elegant Palladian-style building designed by John Volk. The building, itself a work of art, combines the styles of a classic art museum and a Mediterranean villa at home in Florida’s tropical climate. In addition to permanent exhibits of its collection and special exhibitions, there are several period rooms, including the Jacobean Room, originally part of a Staffordshire manor house built around 1610 and furnished with carved oak furniture, fine pewter, and 17th-century prints by such masters as Diirer and Rembrandt, and an elegant Georgian Room from about 1740 believed to have come from the Bulls Inn in London.
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The permanent collection of more than 4,000 works is comprehensive, extending from antiquity to the present day. Holdings are particularly strong in 19th-century French and American painting, early to mid 20th-century American paint ng, and photography. Among the French artists represented in the collection are Cezanne. Corot. Daum.er. Fragonard. Gauguin. Gerome, Monet, Morisot, Picabia, Renoir, Robert, and Rodin. American artists with work in the collection include Bellows, Henri, Homer, Inness, Lichtenstein. Luks, Thomas Moran, OKeeffe , Prendergast, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist.
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Frank Stella. Warhol, and Whistler. The photography holdings feature works by Adams, Arbus, Avedon, Cartier-Bresson, Siskind. Steichen, Strand. Fox Talbot, and Weston. Also on view are ancient Greek and Roman, pre-Columbian. Asian, and American Indian art. and decorative arts, including a gallery of Steuben glass.
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