The African American Cultural Society is hosting the Smithsonian's Water/Ways exhibition through Sept. 3.
The African American Museum and Cultural Society of Florida is hosting Water/Ways, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street program, though Sept. 3.
The exhibition is presented in partnership with Florida Humanities and opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the AACS Cultural Center Founders Gallery on July 9.
A museum docent will give tours and answer questions, according to a news release.
Group tours will be held hourly. Lectures, including the one-hour tour, will be two hours.
Admission is free with a ticket, and advance registration is required.
The Smithsonian exhibition highlights the significance of water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element, according to the news release.
"With all the things that we do, all of the other exhibits and activities that we have, water is an integral part of everything," said Sybil Dodson-Lucas, AACS board member and cultural director. "It flows through all that we do."
She added, "Bringing this exhibit, I think it is going to put a keener focus on what we all have, but what we may not all appreciate."
Art by local professional artists is included with the exhibition, which also showcases images from the Flagler Beach Photography Club and art by students from Matanzas High School. Matanzas' history, science, English and art classes have also created projects for display.
"There are a lot of pieces that go with this," said AACS Curator Meshella Woods. "It is a community event, and is intended to bring people out in our community, and hopefully we get people out of town as well."
The Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program brings traveling exhibitions and public programs to small towns across the country, according to the news release.
The Water/Ways exhibition will include weekly themes as well as special events.
For a detailed exhibition description and free tickets, visit aacsmuseum.org/waterways.