An exhibit entitled “Norman Studios presents The Flying Ace at the Cade” will open at the Cade Museum in Gainesville, Florida on June 14. The exhibition explores the career of Richard Norman, Jr., the founder of Norman Studios, as a producer of home talent and other local motions pictures and as a major producer of race films in the silent era. The exhibit also highlights the history of moviemaking in early twentieth century Jacksonville. Original posters and other memorabilia from the era will be presented.
Recently interviewed on The Ilene Silverman Show about the exhibition, Norman Studios Vice President Barbara Wingo noted that the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention was a particularly appropriate place for a Norman Studios exhibit. “Richard Norman’s work epitomized creativity and invention as well as entrepreneurship, just as did the work of Dr. Robert Cade, the namesake for the Cade Museum.” she stated. “We at the Norman Studios are extremely grateful for this opportunity to tell our unique story.”
The exhibit dovetails with two themes that the Cade Museum is exploring in the coming months: aviation and motion pictures.
The opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 14 at the Cade Museum and is open to the general pubic. Tickets may be purchased through the Cade Museum website, www.cademuseum.org.