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Faces of Florence

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 8, 2018

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Faces of Florence: A Bicentennial Portrait Exhibition April 2 – May 8Portraits of early settlers to Lauderdale County and Florence have been gathered for this once-in-a-lifetime gallery of early local portraits. Portraits are on loan from local families, collectors, and house museums.
Unique pieces include the portraits of John Coffee and Mary Donelson Coffee from the Hermitage in Tennessee as well as a collection of miniatures of the Jackson family lineage on loan from family member, Curtis Flowers. Most portraits are early planters, businessmen, and wives who had the financial means to have a portrait painted in the early nineteenth century. Many portraits are originals. Some are reproductions. All tell the story of families of influence in Florence.
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts thanks the families who have loaned their ancestral artworks to the gallery for display. We also thank the museums and institutions that generously cooperated in this exhibit: Belle Mont Plantation, the Hermitage, Pope’s Tavern Museum, the University of North Alabama and Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. This exhibit is sponsored by the City of Florence Bicentennial Committee.
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is located at 217 E. Tuscaloosa St. and is open, free of charge, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Monday through Friday. Call 256-760-6379 for more information or visit kdartcenter.org.


April 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts
217 E. Tuscaloosa Street
Florence, 35630
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