Scottish Rite Temple, Jacksonville, Florida
“View of Confederate Park showing Scottish Rite Temple, Jacksonville, Florida”
Masonic Temple and Shrine Club St. Petersburg, Florida
“St. Petersburg Lodge # 139, F&AM St Petersburg, Florida – New Building erected since”
Hibiscus Lodge No. 275 Miami Beach, Florida
“Masonic Temple – Hibiscus Lodge F&AM 275 at Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida meets every Tuesday. It was Consecrated May 18, 1948 – Temple Dedicated Dec. 1950.”
Colored Masonic Temple, Birmingham, AL – Architects Robert Robinson Taylor and Louis H. Persley designed this edifice which was completed in 1922. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Welcome to the Grace Dee May Museum's
virtual 2nd Annual OktoberSteinFest
Last year's OktoberSteinFest was a tremendous success. Even with the coronavirus restrictions we are going to have a shoe-slapping party that will last throughout October. Crank up the "oom-pah-pah" music, fill up your favorite mug and get ready to partake in a fun (and safe) Grace Dee May Museum tradition.
• History of Oktoberfest
• Songs to sing
• Traditional toasts
• The GDM Museum Stein collection
• Oktoberfest Video
• Free downloadable Poster
• Festive Photos
• Free downloadable Postcards
• Unique, exclusive souvenir items
• and more surprises
The Parisian artist, Antoine-Louis Barye, was a noted master of metal work and acclaimed for his artistry in sculpting both naturalistic and stylized animals.
Barye honed skills in metalwork in his early years by assisting his father who was a goldsmith. Later, he studied with the official goldsmith to Emperor Napoleon, Francois-Joseph Bosio. Barye continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
In 1831, Barye debut as a sculptor but struggled financially due to his inexperience as a businessman. He eventually won commissions from the French aristocracy and royal family.
Due to his skill in sculpting animal figures, Barye was commissioned to head up the department of plaster casting for the Musee du Louvre Museum as well as serving as the Master of Animal Drawing at the Museum d'Historie du Naturelle. Among his students was a young Auguste Rodin.