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History Fort Lauderdale presents “Wild Florida,” A Fine Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale/New River Inn

Dates: (7/11/2024 - 9/8/2024 )


History Fort Lauderdale/New River Inn

History Fort Lauderdale

231 SW Second Ave.
Fort Lauderdale,FL 33301


Phone: 954-463-4431

Tickets: $15 (Adults) $12 (Seniors) $7 (Students)

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  3. History Fort Lauderdale presents “Wild Florida,” A Fine Art Exhibit

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage

accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Wild Florida” from Thursday,

July 11 – Sunday, September 8. This free summer exhibit will feature impressionist fine art

landscapes by Tim Forman along with traditional and modern interpretations of wildlife by local

artists Stephanie McMillan, Kim Heise, Rosemary Fineberg, and Stephanie Leyden. A free

meet and greet with the artists will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the New

River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus (231 Southwest

Second Avenue). Complimentary light bites and beverages will be provided.

Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida.

He first picked up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17,

Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of

dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his

pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray

the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift

the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

History Fort Lauderdale hosts a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It

seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple

permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The

African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts:

the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River

Archaeology,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and “Take PRIDE, a

retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.”

“Wild Florida” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan

and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A.


DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by

Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County

Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of

Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with docent guided

tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request.

Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid

student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets

are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us

online at Follow us on Facebook at, on

Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at


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