Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Rollins College,1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park , FL 32789 - United States



Free Everyday

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships. In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando. Museum admission is free for 2018 courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group.


Exhibitions on View at the Museum
September 8, 2018 - December 12, 2018

Dangerous Women: Selections from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The books of the Bible are full of fascinating female characters-good and bad wives, courageous heroines, and deceptive, and sometimes even deadly, femmes fatales. Dangerous Women and its accompanying catalogue present more than twenty works from the rich holdings of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art which explore different artists' responses to the women of the Bible.

Jamilah Sabur: Ibine Ela Acu/ Water Sun Moon
Jamilah Sabur negotiates complex relationships between the body and the landscape and interrogates notions of territoriality. These themes reoccur in her practice, but for this exhibition she focuses more specifically on Florida and the tropics of the Americas as spaces of contestation. This exhibition, featuring new and recent work, marks the artist's first solo presentation at a museum.

Fake News? Some Artistic Responses
Though the phrase "fake news" has been coined only recently and is amplified by easy access to a never-ending newsfeed, similar attacks on the media have existed in the United States for over a century. Artists have always responded to, and reacted against, the barrage of news. This selection by American artists from the permanent collection contemplates the way we consume, perceive, and transmit information in society.

Forging Modern American Identities: Recent Acquisitions
Introduces a group of recent gifts to the Collection from Rollins alumni Barbara and Theodore Alfond and includes major works in several media by artists such as Leo Amino, Esphyr Slobodkina, and Jacob Lawrence.

Ruptures and Remnants
Features rotating works in the Museum’s permanent collection from antiquity to the contemporary.

Continuing at The Alfond Inn
A few blocks away at the Alfond Inn, works from established and emerging contemporary artists from around the world, part of CFAM’s permanent collection, are always on view via The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art.


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