151 North Douglas Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3334
Phone: (407) 869-9000
Fax: (407) 788-6746
151 North Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL, US, 32714-3334
- Phone: (407) 869-9000
- Fax: (407) 788-6746
Arts & Museums
In addition to a permanent museum exhibit and a substantial library, the Holocaust Memorial Center offers an annual series of world-class visual arts exhibits, films, community events and educational programs. Examining the past and learning from it helps us understand the nature and consequences of prejudice, and encourages us to create a more tolerant and respectful community. Open to the general public. No admission charged.
This collection of museums in Maitland preserves and honors a diverse array of art, history and cultures. Though there are the standards such as the Maitland Art Center and Maitland History Museum, quirkier attractions include the Telephone Museum and Carpentry Shop Museum. The second Friday night of every month sees a gathering of the young and old, looking to gather for fine wines and fine art with like-minded company.
The Robert Bruce Barbour House is beautiful farmhouse located in the lap of Winter Park. Also known as Casa Feliz, it was built 1932 by the renowned architect James Gamble Rogers II. The property which was previously used as a residence by Mr.Barbour, has now been converted into a museum. The interiors as well as the exteriors are reminiscent of Spanish style and the exhibits include the beautiful work of James Gamble Rogers II. This spectacular historic property is also available as a rental space for private events like weddings and meetings.
The Tiffany Chapel is designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It was created and was first installed in 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A century later it got installed at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. The chapel was created in a Art Nouveau style of architecture and had carved and ornate arches.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art has the most extensive collection of Charles Morse in an enormous 11,000 square feet of space. The brain behind it was Jeannette McKean, the granddaughter of Charles Hosmer Morse. The most important collection here is the Louis Comfort Tiffany which includes everything from leaded glass windows to glass buttons, pottery, jewelery, enamels, mosaics, lamps, furniture and furnishings. Other collections include decorative art, paintings and graphic works. Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art also shows films, holds concerts and sponsors the famous 'Christmas in the Park'. The museum shop sells books, glass works and interesting gift articles.
Located in the Park Avenue Shopping District, Phoenix Gallery is a fine Native American art gallery .
Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a veritable haven for those interested in exploring the history of the African-Americans of the area. Brought into being in 2007 by the Crealdé School of art, this unique museum boasts of a rich culture and heritage, best viewed through a series of permanent and temporary exhibits. Take a look at the community's history down the ages or check out fascinating art work that line up the walls during special exhibits. Special events, workshops, art lessons, and tours will further enhance your knowledge on the subject. The center has an associated library that you can explore at leisure. Call for more details.
A quiet, charming village, Winter Park is popular with artists, whose work is displayed in a number of tucked away galleries. Jeanine Taylor Folk Art is a particularly interesting gallery which has a loyal crowd of fans attracted by the colors, character and simplicity of the artwork. Here you'll find some fine examples of the work of self-taught artists from Florida and other Southeastern states, including such notables as Kurt Zimmerman, Ruby C. Williams, Sarah Rakes and Woodie Long. A gift gallery offering other kinds of artwork, including stationery and sculpture, adds to the allure.
Specializing in art of the American West and in general nature scenes, this gallery gives visitors and residents the opportunity to express their appreciation for the great outdoors. You'll find original artwork by nationally renowned artists such as John Seery-Lester, Richard Sloan and Carl Brenders, along with creations by a variety of Florida painters. Whether or not these names ring a bell, a visit to the gallery is always fun, thanks in large part to the animal motifs. View huge dolphin sculptures and paintings of native Florida wildlife.
This sculpture collection is housed in a Mediterranean-style building that served as home to the renowned Czechoslovakian sculptor from 1949 until his death in 1961. Prior to his Florida retirement, Polasek had served more than 35 years as chair of the Chicago Art Institute's sculpture department. Visitors can stroll through three galleries and a three-acre sculpture garden, gazing on the master's paintings and his classical sculptures. The latter are heroic in style, chiseled with an attention to muscle and sinew reminiscent of Michelangelo's works.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located north of Orlando in the friendly town of Winter Park on the grounds of Rollins College, ranks as one of the country's best college art museums. The American Association of Museums has accredited the museum, and the museum includes more than 6000 artifacts and works of art ranging from Antiquity up to the 21st Century. Cornell Fine Arts Museum features permanent collections as well as various temporary traveling exhibitions that rotate throughout the year. Other features of the museum include workshops, films, lectures and interpretive sessions.
According to Newsweek, this piece of 1950s architecture serves as one of the best art museums in the South. Founded in 1924, the museum now consists of three permanent exhibits - the American Collection, housing nearly 900 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the 19th century onward; the Art of Ancient Americans Collection, boasting 500 artifacts of jade, gold and clay from Mexican, Costa Rican and Peruvian cultures; and an African collection of more than 70 artifacts, including masks, from various West African countries. OMA also hosts rotating exhibits. Residents of Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties receive free admission.