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Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and the Florida Department of State announced the fifth annual “March of Museums” celebrating the variety and versatility of museums in Florida and the important services those museums provide to their communities. The initiative includes partner museums and cultural institutions throughout Florida that showcase the vast and diverse array of museums that populate the Sunshine State.
“As Florida’s Chief Cultural Officer, I’m proud highlight the important role that museums play in preserving Florida’s history and resources”, said Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee. “With institutions focused on history, art, nature, and more, the diversity of participants in March of Museums illustrates the many aspects of Florida’s unique cultural landscape.”
The department is hosting MarchofMuseums.com, which offers a listing and map of museums by region, including the Vero Beach Museum of Art and other statewide partner museums. The website also highlights the mission, collections, and/or events of each institution during the month of March. The department encourages visitors and Floridians to take advantage of March of Museums initiative to spend some time at one of their favorite museums, or to discover a new museum, and to share their pictures on social media using #MarchOfMuseums.
Sophie Bentham-Wood, Director of Marketing and Communications, for the Vero Beach Museum of Art said, “March of Museums is an exciting opportunity to experience museums in our community. This year, we have an inspiring exhibition Vero Collects showcasing artworks from locally based art collectors some of which have never been on public view. Be sure to check out our exciting March events and exhibitions on the website vbmuseum.org.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art has partnered with the Florida Department of State to encourage Floridians and visitors to Florida to experience the many ways that museums serve the community. Visit MarchOfMuseums.com for more information.