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 2020 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando. Museum admission is free for 2020 courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group.


Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. there will be a Museum Day Tour
Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day with a special highlights tour inspired by the 2020 theme: Earth Optimism. The tour will explore works in the exhibition "The Place as Metaphor: Collection Conversations" and works on view in the print study room.

Exhibitions on View at the Museum

African Apparel: Threaded Transformations across the 20th Century
January 18, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Drawn from the extensive collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth, this is the first exhibition in Central Florida to focus exclusively on African textiles and items of adornment. The exhibition is organized by MacKenzie Moon Ryan, Assistant Professor of Art History at Rollins, with the help of several students, and is accompanied by a scholarly catalog.

2020: Action, Freedom, Patriotism
January 18, 2020 - April 5, 2020
What is patriotism? Is it a sentiment? a series of actions? How are freedom and patriotism connected? This exhibition explores the notion of patriotism and civic engagement in the context of our contemporary society. "2020: Action, Freedom, Patriotism" is occasioned by the Cornell Fine Arts Museum partnership with For Freedoms, a national platform for discussion and participation in civic issues.

Frame of Reference
April 10, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Features works in a variety of media by five graduating Rollins Studio Art seniors. Each piece explores profound topics such as the relationship between language and identity, mental illness, the nuances of intimate spaces, cultural heritage, and memory.

The Place as Metaphor: Collection Conversations
January 18, 2020 - May 17, 2020
This exhibition continues to feature a selection of collection favorites, works rarely on view, and new acquisitions, building conversations around ways of seeing.

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.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.