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Indie-Folkfest Vendor Information

« Indie-Folkfest 2020

Indie Folkfest 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2019, we anticipate 2020 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Interested in being a vendor at Indie-Folkfest?
  1.  Complete the Vendor Application or Food Truck Application.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your acceptance from Katherine Page-Navarro by November 30, 2019.
  3. After acceptance, Pay the Vendor Fee through our online Vendor Payment Portal or Food Truck Payment Portal  by December 31, 2019

Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  katherine.page@cityoforlando.net

Time & Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum Opens September 19; Opening Reception Rescheduled For September 25

Orlando, FL — September 19, 2017

The Opening Reception for Time & Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum originally scheduled for last Friday, September 15, at the Mennello Museum will now be held on Monday, September 25.

Time & Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum will be on view at the museum beginning September 19 through January 7, 2018.

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art, the Mennello Museum Board of Trustees together with Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald, invite you to the Opening Reception of Time & Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Join us for an evening of this fantastic exhibition, delicious eats provided by Runway Catering, signature drinks from Maxine’s on Shine, and music by Beemo.

MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEW
Free for members
5:30 – 6:30pm

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION
Free for members | $10 for visitors
6:30 – 8:30pm

Visitor tickets: http://squ.re/2vxtkFh

Stay connected with us via the museum’s website, and follow us on our social media channels:

Website:        www.mennellomuseum.org
Facebook:     www.facebook.com/mennellomuseum
Instagram:    www.instagram.com/mennellomuseum
Twitter:         www.twitter.com/mennellomuseum


This Exhibition is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW REQUIRED CREDITS FOR IMAGES:
IMAGES:
 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p5q5mvgzahmkfwe/AABy7jL80PZK4euo9NRaWcgTa?dl=0

 William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Young Woman with Red Flowers,1904, oil on canvas. 24 in x 17 ¾ in. Gift of Gertrude Lundberg Richards Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1967.19.

Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Ironbound, 1896, Oil on Canvas, 30 in x 25 in Gift of Laura and Sigurd Hersloff in memory of their father, Nils Hersloff, Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1957.3

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), Revolt on the Amistad, 1989 Silkscreen on Bainbridge 2-ply, 40 x 32 in., Museum purchase, Wally Findlay Acquisitions Fund, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1995.26 © 2017 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle /Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962), Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1925, Oil on canvas, 25 ¼ in x 30 in. Gift of Anne M. Farr Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1997.10


About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem, located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips.

The Museum includes the largest collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. The museum also presents a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with local and nationally renowned American artists.  The museum’s Grounds for Exhibitions currently features two large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Aycock through 2018.

For 18 years, The Mennello Museum has provided Orlando and Central Florida―residents and visitors―opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art located on beautiful Lake Formosa that further connects nature, art, and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.

The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

mennellomuseum.org · facebook.com/mennellomuseum
instagram.com/mennellomuseum · twitter.com/mennellomuseum

                     

The Mennello Museum of American Art is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.


Download this Press Release.

Francesca Ascione
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando
francesca.ascione@cityoforlando.net
407.246.4113

Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum

September 19, 2017 – January 7, 2018

In partnership with the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, the Mennello Museum is proud to present TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM. This exhibition, on view at the Mennello Museum from September 19, 2017 through January 7, 2018, is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

The history of art of the United States is rich and varied. Often seen in comparison to their European counterparts, American artists demonstrated ingenuity as they sought to display power and identity through portraiture, revel in the beauty of their natural surroundings through landscapes, and comment on conflicted and troubling histories in the spaces in between. The artists who are represented in this exhibition serve as key conduits for which time—and specifically American history—is marked.

Moreover, this presentation not only focuses on the technical skill of the artists included but how these individual works represented prevailing concepts and trends during the time in which they were created. The list of artists in this exhibition includes Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Grandma Moses, Jacob Lawrence, and Ed Ruscha.

In this exhibition, we are asked to think about time, place, and environment with a literary quote:

“Time and Thought were my surveyors, They laid their courses well.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Song of Nature”


Upcoming Events

Please join The Mennello Museum of American Art in celebration of the opening of TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM.

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art, the Mennello Museum Board of Trustees together with Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald, invite you to the opening reception.

Preview & Opening Reception
Monday, September 25

Members-only Preview
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Public Opening Reception
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Visitor tickets: squ.re/2vxtkFh


First Friday Tour with Exhibition Curator, Dr. Amy Galpin
October 6  |  11 – 11:45 am
Join Dr. Amy Galpin for a whirlwind presentation on concept and art in American history.

See all of our upcoming events.


This Exhibition is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

William Chase (1849-1916)
Young Woman with Red Flowers, 1904, Oil on canvas, 24 in x 17 ¾ in Gift of Gertrude Lundberg Richards, Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1967.19.

Time & Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum postponed due to Hurricane Irma

Orlando, FL — September 15, 2017

The Opening Reception for Time & Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum originally scheduled for Friday, September 15, at the Mennello Museum is postponed due to Hurricane Irma. A rescheduled reception date remains to be determined.

Visit the museum’s website and follow us on our social media channels for any updates.

Website:        www.mennellomuseum.org
Facebook:     www.facebook.com/mennellomuseum
Instagram:    www.instagram.com/mennellomuseum
Twitter:         www.twitter.com/mennellomuseum

 


This Exhibition is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW REQUIRED CREDITS FOR IMAGES:
IMAGES:
 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p5q5mvgzahmkfwe/AABy7jL80PZK4euo9NRaWcgTa?dl=0

 William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Young Woman with Red Flowers,1904, oil on canvas. 24 in x 17 ¾ in. Gift of Gertrude Lundberg Richards Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1967.19.

Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Ironbound, 1896, Oil on Canvas, 30 in x 25 in Gift of Laura and Sigurd Hersloff in memory of their father, Nils Hersloff, Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1957.3

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), Revolt on the Amistad, 1989 Silkscreen on Bainbridge 2-ply, 40 x 32 in., Museum purchase, Wally Findlay Acquisitions Fund, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1995.26 © 2017 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle /Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962), Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1925, Oil on canvas, 25 ¼ in x 30 in. Gift of Anne M. Farr Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1997.10

 


About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem, located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips.

The Museum includes the largest collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. The museum also presents a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with local and nationally renowned American artists.  The museum’s Grounds for Exhibitions currently features two large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Aycock through 2018.

For 18 years, The Mennello Museum has provided Orlando and Central Florida―residents and visitors―opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art located on beautiful Lake Formosa that further connects nature, art, and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.

The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

mennellomuseum.org · facebook.com/mennellomuseum
instagram.com/mennellomuseum · twitter.com/mennellomuseum

                     

The Mennello Museum of American Art is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.


Download this Press Release.

Francesca Ascione
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando
francesca.ascione@cityoforlando.net
407.246.4113

Mennello Museum Pet Members

The Mennello Museum announces Pet Membership. The only museum Pet Membership in Florida!

Orlando, FL — August 4, 2017

The Mennello Museum of American Art is raising awareness for our Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden, and offering your pet (dog, cat, bird) the unique opportunity to become a Mennello Museum Pet Member! Enjoy the art (including many pet-themed sculptures) in our lakeside Sculpture Garden, and attend events with other pets and pet parents who share the same interest in supporting American Art and educational initiatives.

The Mennello Museum has some fantastic pet events planned in our Sculpture Gareden including Yappy Hour, Howl’ O Woof at the Mennello, Brunch with your Pup and many more in the works!

We invite you to help us celebrate the launch of Pet Membership. Please join District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan and her dog Sienna at Yappy Hour on August 18! You and your four-legged friend can enjoy wine, beer (yes, even dog beer!), and treats in our sculpture garden overlooking beautiful Lake Formosa. Furry friends can also cool off in refreshing doggie pools. Pet parents are welcome to enjoy a cold one with their best friend! The first 35 Pet Members to check-in at Yappy Hour will receive a FREE dog tag.

Our membership program gives you and your pet special access to benefits that are unique to the Central Florida community:

  • One year of FREE admission to pet-friendly events at the Mennello Museum
  • 10% discount to many local pet businesses. Visit our website to see all participating businesses (www.mennellomuseum.org/pet)
  • Your best friend’s photo featured on our website

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

  • Four-Legged Friend — $25
  • Feathery Friend — $25

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
Pet Members enjoy a 10% discount at the following local pet businesses:

  • Woofgang Bakery & Grooming
  • Pookie’s Bow Wow Bakery
  • Rick’s Dog Deli
  • The Doggie Door
  • Lulu’s Pet Salon & Spaw

Interested in partnering with us?
Contact Annelizabeth Atie at annelizabeth.atie@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.4278 ext.4860. Learn more about Mennello Museum Pet Membership at www.mennellomuseum.org/pet.


Upcoming Events

Yappy Hour at the Mennello Museum
Friday, August 18
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Please join District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan and her dog Sienna at Yappy Hour!

Admission:
FREE for Pet Members (www.mennellomuseum.org/pet)
$10 for Museum Members and Non-Members (Tickets »  http://squ.re/2h0a9P5)

Pet Members:
Free Admission
Free Dog Beer

Drinks:
Dog Beer (Free for Pet Members)
Cash bar for humans

Participating Vendors:
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Winter Park
Shakers Bar Catering featuring wine from Quantum Leap Winery

Howl O’ Woof at the Mennello Museum
Friday, October 27
6 – 8 p.m.
Vendors, costumes and trick or treating and more in our lakeside sculpture garden!


PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW REQUIRED CREDITS FOR IMAGES:
IMAGES:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yz7p4bsw0um5agj/AAA0NIzW9A1YWNuaxrgvUX8Ja?dl=0

 
Credit: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

 

 

Credit: Mennello Museum of American Art


Credit: Mennello Museum of American Art


About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem, located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips.

The Museum includes the largest collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. The museum also presents a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with local and nationally renowned American artists.  The museum’s Grounds for Exhibitions currently features two large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Aycock through 2018.

For 18 years, The Mennello Museum has provided Orlando and Central Florida―residents and visitors―opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art located on beautiful Lake Formosa that further connects nature, art, and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.

On view now through September 3, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston: https://www.mennellomuseum.org/eggleston

Opening September 15, Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum: https://www.mennellomuseum.org/time-and-thought

The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

mennellomuseum.org · facebook.com/mennellomuseum
instagram.com/mennellomuseum · twitter.com/mennellomuseum

                     

The Mennello Museum of American Art is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.


Download this Press Release.

Francesca Ascione
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando
francesca.ascione@cityoforlando.net
407.246.4113

The Mennello Museum presents Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Orlando, FL — July 25, 2017

In partnership with the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, the Mennello Museum is proud to present TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM. This exhibition, on view at the Mennello Museum from September 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018, is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

Shannon Fitzgerald, Mennello Museum Executive Director, shares: “I am delighted to partner with our colleagues at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College and share part of their collection in a new context that provides enriching opportunities for our community. It is exciting to create a new inspiring narrative about American art – that resonates as timely and thoughtful and as important today as it was when created. The many trajectories of American art history tells us much about our nation and current thought in a particular moment in history and that, as it is in this exhibition, is often expressed best by artists.”

The history of art of the United States is rich and varied. Often seen in comparison to their European counterparts, American artists demonstrated ingenuity as they sought to display power and identity through portraiture, revel in the beauty of their natural surroundings through landscapes, and comment on conflicted and troubling histories in the spaces in between. The artists who are represented in this exhibition serve as key conduits for which time—and specifically American history—is marked.

Amy Galpin, Ph.D. states: “Studying art of the United States can reveal new ideas about American culture, history, and identity. These works can celebrate the American spirit and testify to the talents of great American artist teachers like Robert Henri, William Merritt Chase, and John Sloan, but the pictures included in this exhibition can relate to serious issues and events such as class difference, Manifest Destiny, and the American Civil War.”  She continues, “I am thrilled to collaborate with my colleagues at the Mennello Museum of American Art on this project. Together our institutions, and others, can contribute to an enhanced art profile of the region. The Mennello Museum of American Art possesses many treasures of American art, and I am excited about the opportunity to re-think our collection through their dynamic space.”

Moreover, this presentation not only focuses on the technical skill of the artists included but how these individual works represented prevailing concepts and trends during the time in which they were created. The list of artists in this exhibition includes Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Grandma Moses, Jacob Lawrence, and Ed Ruscha.

In this exhibition, we are asked to think about time, place, and environment with a literary quote:

“Time and Thought were my surveyors, They laid their courses well.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Song of Nature”

 


Upcoming Events

Please join The Mennello Museum of American Art in celebration of the opening of TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM.

The City of Orlando, Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art, The Mennello Museum Board of Trustees together with Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald, invite you to the opening reception.

Preview & Opening Reception
Friday, September 15

Members-only Preview
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Public Opening Reception
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


First Friday Tour with Exhibition Curator, Dr. Amy Galpin
October 6  |  11 – 11:45 am
Join Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Time & Thought Curator, Dr. Amy Galpin, for a whirlwind presentation of concept and art in America’s history.


Arts Lecture & Tour: An evening of reflection with the Curator
November 9  |  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Time & Thought Curator Dr. Amy Galpin will lead visitors through a stimulating inquiry of her latest exhibition. Dr. Galpin will provide lecture through American Art History and the ideas that propelled America into the art world.


This Exhibition is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW REQUIRED CREDITS FOR IMAGES:
IMAGES:
 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p5q5mvgzahmkfwe/AABy7jL80PZK4euo9NRaWcgTa?dl=0

 William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Young Woman with Red Flowers,1904, oil on canvas. 24 in x 17 ¾ in. Gift of Gertrude Lundberg Richards Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1967.19.

Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Ironbound, 1896, Oil on Canvas, 30 in x 25 in Gift of Laura and Sigurd Hersloff in memory of their father, Nils Hersloff, Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1957.3

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), Revolt on the Amistad, 1989 Silkscreen on Bainbridge 2-ply, 40 x 32 in., Museum purchase, Wally Findlay Acquisitions Fund, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1995.26 © 2017 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle /Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962), Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1925, Oil on canvas, 25 ¼ in x 30 in. Gift of Anne M. Farr Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1997.10

 

 


About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem, located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips.

The Museum includes the largest collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. The museum also presents a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with local and nationally renowned American artists.  The museum’s Grounds for Exhibitions currently features two large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Aycock through 2018.

For 18 years, The Mennello Museum has provided Orlando and Central Florida―residents and visitors―opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art located on beautiful Lake Formosa that further connects nature, art, and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.

On view now through September 3, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston: https://www.mennellomuseum.org/eggleston

Opening September 15, Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum: https://www.mennellomuseum.org/time-and-thought

The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

mennellomuseum.org · facebook.com/mennellomuseum
instagram.com/mennellomuseum · twitter.com/mennellomuseum

                     

The Mennello Museum of American Art is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.


Download this Press Release.

Francesca Ascione
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando
francesca.ascione@cityoforlando.net
407.246.4113

The Mennello Museum presents programs in conjuction with current William Eggleston photography exhibition

Orlando, FL — July 17, 2017

The Mennello Museum of American Art has so much in store over the next couple months! Take a look at our upcoming events and programs in conjunction with our current exhibition, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston.

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY: CAMERA MODES & ISOs
JULY 19 • 5:30 – 8:30 PM 
Don’t let the mysterious Manual Mode of your camera keep you from capturing those wonderful moments popping up all around you! Bring your camera to the Mennello Museum, and get to know the basics of operating your camera’s ISO, shutter speed and aperture in this workshop with instructor Sherri Bunye, former Studio Artist at Crealdé School of Art. You can learn the language of any SLR camera, film or digital!

THURSDAY MORNING IS FOR FAMILIES: PHOTO HARD BOARD PANEL TRANSFER
JULY 27 • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Take a break from the summer heat and join us for an inspiring workshop. Compose your own William Eggleston inspired photograph on a group excursion through the museum and grounds. Then, come back and transfer it in full black-and-white contrast onto a hard board panel. Don’t forget to sign your work! Led by instructor, Jolie Spelman.

TEEN EDITION WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY: PINHOLE CAMERAS AND COMPOSITIONS
AUGUST 9 • 2 – 5 PM
Create and design your own pin-hole camera with instructor Jacoub Reyes. We’ll go on an excursion to hunt for the perfect shot, epitomizing the Beautiful Mysterious in the Mennello Museum’s own backyard.

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY: COLOR THEORY AND THE GOLDEN HOUR

AUGUST 16 • 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Want to document the extraordinary in your everyday life in all of its phenomenal light? Join photography instructor and William Eggleston enthusiast, Sherri Bunye, as she brings you exciting new ways to compose photographs harnessing the dynamic theories of color. This workshop is great for all levels of experience, all types of cameras, and an awesome way to follow up on the Color Modes & ISOs workshop on July 19.

HOME SCHOOL DAY: PRINTING IN THE SUN
AUGUST 31 • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learn about the introduction of photography to the world and how it has changed from the beginning of its invention to the dye-transfer printings of William Eggleston. Home school students, artists in the museum, go on a tour of the exhibits and compose their own cyanotypes harnessing the light of the sun! Led by instructor Jacoub Reyes.

MOVIES AT THE MENNELLO

We’ve moved to Friday nights! mennellomuseum.org/moviesatthemennello

Finding Vivian Maier
JULY 28 • Extended museum hours 4:30 – 6 PM; movie starts at 6 PM

(2013; 1 hour 23 min)
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny in 60-70s New York and Chicago who, unbeknownst to many, had a secret passion for photography. Her incredible body of work, found in a cache of 100,000 negatives earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

AUGUST 25 • 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Stay tuned for more details.

 

SPEAKER

ARTS LECTURE: ELEMENTS OF THE EERIE BY DR. KERI WATSON AUGUST 1 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Join University of Central Florida, SVAD professor, Dr. Keri Watson for a presentation on the eeriness and unease of photographer on display, William Eggleston.

In 1969 Walker Evans famously remarked that “color photography is vulgar,” to which William Eggleston replied, “The world is in color and there’s nothing we can do about it.” Eggleston, known for his early and emphatic use of the dye-transfer process to achieve super-saturated color images, has captured everything from red ceilings to black ovens to green bathtubs. His photographs, which emphasize color as form, force the viewer to see the world in a new way and to recognize photographs as objects, but they are also unsettling. Following the tradition of Southern Gothic literature, Eggleston’s photographs appear on the surface to be ordinary suburban scenes: backyards, barbecues, and tricycles, but behind them lurks an eerie uneasiness, a sense of foreboding and longing that strikes at the heart and psyche of the viewer.

Keri Watson joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 2014, having taught previously at Ithaca College, Auburn University at Montgomery, and the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. The recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants, an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, and a Fulbright Fellowship to teach American Art History at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, she specializes in twentieth-century American art and literature and the history of photography. She has contributed essays to publications including: Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race; the Journal of Museum Education; Disability and Art History; and Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature; and regularly presents her work at the College Art Association, the Southeastern College Art Conference, and the American Literature Association.

 

GALLERY TALK

FIRST FRIDAY TOUR WITH THE DIRECTOR
(
FREE WITH ADMISSION)

AUGUST 4 • 11 – 11:45 AM
Join Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald in a detailed investigation of The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston. Fitzgerald will lead a group through the latest exhibition providing commentary on the unexpected and fantastic photographs from Southern color-surrealist, William Eggleston.

FIRST FRIDAY TOUR WITH CURATOR OF EDUCATION
(
FREE WITH ADMISSION)

SEPTEMBER 1 • 11 – 11:45 AM
Join Associate Curator of Education, Katherine Navarro for a guided exploration of The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston. Navarro will take a group through some highlights of the latest exhibition, providing insights into the worlds created by William Eggleston in his color photographs.

 

FREE FAMILY FUNDAY

Visit mennellomuseum.org/freefamilyfunday for details.

Otherworldly Imaginings
AUGUST 13 • 12 – 2:30 PM

If you were an alien from another world, in another galaxy – what would you take pictures of on your trip to Orlando? Imagine and create a vibrant image to define life here. Join us for family-friendly docent touring throughout the day! The galleries will remain open until 4 p.m.

 

To view all of our upcoming events and programs, visit www.mennellomuseum.org/events

 


 

About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem, located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips.

The Museum includes the largest collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. The museum also presents a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with local and nationally renowned American artists.  The museum’s Grounds for Exhibitions currently features two large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Aycock through 2018.

For 18 years, The Mennello Museum has provided Orlando and Central Florida―residents and visitors―opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art located on beautiful Lake Formosa that further connects nature, art, and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.

On view now through September 3, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston: https://www.mennellomuseum.org/eggleston

Opening September 15, Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum: https://www.mennellomuseum.org/time-and-thought

The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

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The Mennello Museum of American Art is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.


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Francesca Ascione
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando
francesca.ascione@cityoforlando.net
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BOY AND GIRL SCOUT TOURS & PARTIAL BADGE FULFILLMENTS

ABOUT

Our docents can also tailor their teaching to scouting badges, which we like to relate directly to our exhibitions and your interests! Here are a few examples of what we can do for you during a tour:

GIRLS SCOUT BADGE FULFILLMENTS

Girl Scout’s Brownie Painting Badge. Legacy: Artist
Step 1: Get Inspired
Step 2: Paint the Real World

Girl Scout’s Junior Drawing Badge. Legacy: Artist
Step 2: Learn how to add shading
Step 3: Get some perspective

Girl Scout’s Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice
Step 1: Dig into an artist who is inspired by nature

Girl Scout’s Senior Outdoor Art Expert
Step 1: Find at least three or more public artworks outdoors.

Girl Scout’s Ambassador Outdoor Art Master
Step 1: Make art indoors and outdoors.

Inspired? Do More! Make an art piece on your own, inspired by a woman artist whose art is influenced by the outdoors.

Boy Scout Badge Fulfillments

Boy Scout’s Art Merit Badge
  1. Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways: c,d,g or h
  2. With your parent’s permission and your counselor’s approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artist’s co-op, or artist’s workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there.
Boy Scout’s Webelo Adventure Workbook: Art Explosion
  1. Visit an art museum, gallery or exhibit
  2. Do two of the following:
    1. Draw or paint an original picture outdoors.
    2. Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven, or air dried

STUDENT TOURS

STUDENT TOURS

Our docent tour guides facilitate educational exploration using Sunshine State Standards and can adapt their teaching styles to all age levels and topics of interest.

TOURING HOURS

Tuesday – Friday
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

FEATURED TOURS
  • Earl Cunningham
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Temporary Exhibitions
  • Art Project
TWO TOPICS

30 minutes each, Art Immersion

THREE TOPICS 

20 minutes each, Art Engagement

FOUR TOPICS

15 minutes each, Art Captivation

At the end of a tour, students will have:

• Defined elements and composition of art using appropriate terminology
• Demonstrated understanding of visual art pieces through respectful peer discussion
• Provided evidence to support decisions and opinions


PRICING

Student Tour: $1
Student Tour with Art Activity: $2
Adult, Teacher, Chaperone: $5

All pricing is per individual. Please call for reservations at least two weeks in advance of desired tour date.

Park cars or vans with ease in our attached lot. Buses can drop off in front and park across street.

Pack a lunch and picnic in our serene and shaded sculpture garden on the shores of Lake Formosa under expansive oak and magnolia tree leaves.