BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION, Fla. (January 11, 2023) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum has announced a new exhibit that spans more than two temporary gallery spaces, entitled “Seminole Pride: Celebrating the Artwork of Jimmy Osceola.” Over 20 pieces are now on display from the highly revered Seminole artist Jimmy Osceola who passed away in 2021. The collection exhibits his large and colorful persona and culturally significant artwork. His paintings continue to inspire and tell the story of the Seminole people. The opening reception will take place February 2th at 10:30 am. The reception is open to the public and included with Museum admission.
Jimmy Osceola was a self-taught artist who developed his own unique style. He felt it was important to show the Seminole people surviving, developing their culture and loving each other. He hoped that his art would help the younger generation to visualize how their people developed to what it is today and to remember the Seminole cultural history.