Over the past few decades, the mid-20th century paintings by a group known as the Highwaymen have become some of the most popular artwork produced in Florida.
The new exhibit “Paintings of Nostalgic Florida: The Original Highwaymen Artists” is on display at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science April 6 to 28.
The opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday features wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to meet living Highwaymen artists. A presentation will be given by Gary Monroe, author of the book “The Highwaymen: Florida’s African American Landscape Artists.” Tickets are $25 per person ($20 for FHS Members) and are available at myfloridahistory.org.
The Highwaymen artists are a group of largely self-taught African American painters known for their colorful Florida landscapes. The