The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) has opened a dramatic permanent outdoor gallery — Windows & Doors to History— at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM).
Windows & Doors to History extends Marco Island Historical Museum exhibitions to the outside of the Museum with 20 faux windows, three faux doors, and a three-panel column that depict vivid scenes from Marco Island’s rich history. Works of art on the outside walls of the museum complex depict and bring to life eras from 6,000 years of Marco Island history from the Pleistocene, Archaic, Glades and Calusa periods to the pioneer period and modern Marco. Portraits of individuals who had great influence on Marco Island history are also presented. Below is a sampling of the actual artwork.
|(Muffy Clark Gill)||(Jarrett Stinchcomb)||(Malenda Trick)||(Paul Arsenault)|
Each of the scenes tells a story and illuminates the unique history and qualities of the island and its peoples through the ages. Artists consulted with Artistic Director and MIHS Curator of Collections Austin Bell for ideas and historical accuracy.
Participating artists are John Agnew, Paul Arsenault, Merald Clark, Muffy Clark Gill, Tara O’Neill, Jarrett Stinchcomb and Malenda Trick.