Opens Thursday, January 4, 6-8pm
On view January 4-25, 2024

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Vulnerability & Resilience

Regina Jestrow

Sanger Gallery

Jestrow connects to a larger tradition of American women quilters and feminist practice, using art quilts as powerful tools for economic survival and social resistance. She combines rust from oxidizing nuts, bolts, and screws saved from an old family barn, with plant materials from her kitchen and garden to create a range of lightfast colors. The resulting colors of the “Americana Quilts” reflect the varied flesh tones representative of the American population and our combined histories. Alongside the skin tones are the colors and textures of the American landscape. Various textures are created employing traditional Shibori and tie-dyeing techniques.

sponsored by Little Palm Island


Beneath the Surface: Vestiges of the Carriage Trade Inn

Matthew Stratton and Tamara Alvarez

XOJ Gallery

Architect Matthew Stratton and photographer Tamara Alvarez document more than just a construction project: evidence of forgotten spaces, decorative and structural details, and other uncovered secrets.

sponsored by Archeo Gallery


Florida: The State of Our Nature


Zabar Project Gallery

Photographs, objects, and stories from the Florida Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection highlight the importance of conserving Florida’s heritage in a state of environmental change.

sponsored by Salt Island Provisions and Stone Soup Gallery


It’s in the Bag!

Kevin Assam + Others

Zabar Lobby Gallery

Writer Kevin Assam asked Key West artists to reimagine the “bags and baggage” they have schlepped, constructed, and embedded in their daily lives.

sponsored by The Green Pineapple