Ernest M. Lee: A Retrospective Opening Event

Feb 08, 2024

The Tallahassee Museum warmly invites you to the opening of a new exhibit, Ernest M. Lee: A Retrospective, in the Phipps Exhibit Gallery on our campus. A reception with refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Tallahassee Museum.

Ernest Lee, an award-winning artist from Raleigh, NC, who lived in North Central Florida for 20 years before his death in 2022, used his application of vigorous and colorful impasto brush work to fill his canvases with rich stories from across Florida’s history. Often called “Florida’s Van Gogh,” his love for painting and those he met along the way lives on in his works today. The Tallahassee Museum is excited to present a large body of his artwork from all phases of his career. This show will be open to the public from February 8th through July 9th, 2024.

We hope to see you at the opening night of Ernest M Lee: A Retrospective at the Tallahassee Museum. Please RSVP to Kathryn Frost, Public Relations, at If you have any questions, please call me at (850) 575-8684 x 140.

To learn more about Ernest M. Lee, please visit