Posts Tagged ‘key west museum of art & history’

j. seward johnson

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010


Another exhibit featured at the Key West Museum of Art & History was J. Seward Johnson’s exhibit “ICONS” which featured life-size sculptures of some of America’s most iconic moments in history, art and movies. There were sculptures surrounding the museum and then a small section inside the museum where I got to meet Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe, the American Gothic couple and the girl with the pearl earring. As you can see my sister and I had a lot fun to posing with the sculptures.

key west art museum

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Marios Sanchez  Morning Gossip

Exploring the island on the very first day of the trip we came across the Key West Museum of Art & History. The museum features some portraits of Key West’s famous people as well as work by some of their most well-known artists—my favorite being folk artist Mario Sanchez. Most of his pieces are reliefs carved into wood panels and then brightly colored to accurately reflect street scenes, places and people from Key West during the early 20th century. Sanchez’ work has a certain charm and honesty about it; seeing the culture and beauty of Key West through his eyes. These pictures do not do his work justice. See more of his pieces here.

Marios Sanchez  Taxi 96001440 copy

Top image: Morning Gossip, Bottom image: Taxi, via here.