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
Bronze has remained the optimum material for sculpture and statuary due to the alloy's intrinsic
strength and lack of brittleness as well as its ability to easily be separated from an artist's mold. Bronze is typically a combination of copper and tin but can also include zinc, lead, nickel, and iron.
Life's History in Bronze
The use of bronze tools and weapons dates back to 4500 BC. A thousand years later, bronze was being used in ancient Mesopotamia to cast jewelry and by 2500 BC improvements in casting techniques allowed for ancient artisans to cast statuary in bronze.
Bronze sculptures were prized around the world from China, the Middle East to Egypt, and ancient Greece. Across Europe, artists expressed their talents in creating bronze statues in the form of animals, portraits, busts and figurines, as well as for religious icons.
From the Renaissance through the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical movements, bronze sculpture became an increasingly popular medium for artists.
The Grace Dee May Museum is home to an impressive collection of European bronze statuary.