Zora Neale Hurston® National Museum of Fine Arts


Established in 1990, The Hurston’s mission is to provide a place “in the heart of the community” where the public can view the work of artists of African ancestry, who live in the United States or throughout the Diaspora.

The Hurston is named in honor of Historic Eatonville’s most famous resident.

Probably the most significant collector and interpreter of Southern African American culture, Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), writer, folklorist, anthropologist, has since the 1970s enjoyed a revival of interest, due in large part to “disciples” such as Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, and her biographer, Robert Hemenway (Zora Neale Hurston, A Literary Biography) and Valerie Boyd (Wrapped in Rainbows).

A woman of great intensity and charisma, and single-minded in her pursuit of collecting material on “the Negro farthest down,” she has secured her place among those who have painted the 20th century America’s cultural landscape.  

PHONE: (407) 647-3307
Hours of Operation
11AM – 4PM Monday – Friday
11AM – 2PM Saturday (except holiday weekends)


Couple enjoying art at the gallery

More than Two - Bayetè Ross Smith: Taking Aim, January 28 - July 31, 2015

Baretta 9mm - Bayetè Ross Smith: Taking Aim, Wednesday, January 28 - July 31, 2015

Excerpt from an Orlando Sentinel headline

The Glass House. This project led by artist,Therman Statom, in collaboration with the Orlando Museum of Art

ZORA! Festival 2020 -- The Glass House Project, completed by Eatonville students under the direction of artist,Therman Statom

Repo - Jackson Day: Remembering Haiti II, January - July 2017

Tripotaj - Gary Laurant: Remembering Haiti II, January - July 2017

Machan Banan - Emite Louisuis: Remembering Haiti II, January - July 2017

Paliaso - Patrick Cauvin: Remembering Haiti II, January - July 2017

For over three decades, The Hurston has been privileged to present the work of distinguished visual artists, such as Wilie Birch, Lonnie Graham, Gwen Knight, Samella Lewis, William Pajaud, Faith Ringgold, Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, Betye Saar and the late, Elizabeth Catlett, Benny Andrews, John Biggers and Augusta Savage.

The projected expenses for FY21, October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021,

for the Hurston Museum are: