Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N. Mills Ave. , Orlando, FL 32803 - United States

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Founded in 1924, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) institution, the Orlando Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in the region.
The purpose of the Orlando Museum of Art is to interpret and present the most compelling art for the public to experience, and to positively affect people’s lives with innovative and inspiring education programs that will endure as a cultural legacy in Central Florida. The mission of the Orlando Museum of Art is to inspire creativity, passion and intellectual curiosity by connecting people with art and new ideas.

Exhibits

Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
August 2 - October 27, 2019

This exhibition features the largest collection of CSK Illustrator Medal and Honor-winning art ever assembled. Founded 50 years ago by Mabel McKissick and Glyndon Greer at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, The Coretta Scott King Book Awards, are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. The exhibition presents 101 original paintings and drawings by these award winning artists.

Modus Operandi: Photographs from the Collection of BNY Mellon
August 2– October 27, 2019

Modus Operandi brings together an adventurous group of contemporary image-makers, offering a glimpse into the potential of this ever-expanding medium. The Orlando Museum of Art will feature 70 photographs from the collection, representing renowned photographers from various countries and generations to present an overview of today’s photographic practice. Artists featured include Vik Muniz, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Yasumasa Morimura, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and many more.

Jon Napoles: Devil City
August 2– October 27, 2019

Jon Napoles: Devil City will feature nine works by an emerging Central Florida artist. In 2012, Napoles' artistic practice arose out of a side job flipping houses. Today, he is a self-described Southern Fauve, painting images of revelry on reclaimed window panes. His media also include photo-transfer and acrylic on panel. This exhibition focuses on a world built around a strange cast of mammalian creatures who communicate through jovial speech bubbles. Inspired by artist Raymond Pettibon and the Punk/DIY (Do-It-Yourself) art movement of the late 1970s, Napoles appropriates imagery from bathroom stalls and bar culture, mining his personal narrative as subject matter for his work.

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
September 20 – January 12, 2020

Co-organized by the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) with the Mennello Museum of American Art (MMAA) and in partnership with Art Bridges, a pioneering new foundation dedicated to dramatically expanding access to American art across the country, this exhibit includes 21 photographs and a rare large-scale mural by groundbreaking, turn-of-the-last century artist Edward Steichen. Through fashion and flowers, Steichen presents portraits of the cultural luminaries of the day: actors, writers, dancers, and singers of the early 1920s in intimate black and white photography and seven stunningly grand, large-scale gold-leaf mural paintings filled with portraits of his friends (the creative icons) and their floral counterparts.

Stephen Althouse: Metanoia
September 20 – January 12, 2020

Inspired by his love of tools and farm equipment, American artist Stephen Althouse (b. 1948) fabricated his early sculptures out of wood, leather, and forged metal to resemble farming implements. Later, rather than making sculptures from raw materials, he began collecting already made objects which he loosely assembled together to create new works of art. He transitioned from sculptor to photographer when he discovered that once a piece was assembled, he could use photography as a tool to capture and control the perception of his work. Althouse continues to approach his work as a sculptor, assembling and enshrouding tools, artifacts, clothing, and weapons into a unique pictorial dialect. He further manipulates the scene with lighting, camera and computer work, and increased scale to create his larger-than-life minimalist compositions. The relics that Althouse chooses remind him of the “paradoxes of our species, and some imply the valor of individuals facing lives of relentless uncertainty.” This exhibition presents 58 large format photographs.

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