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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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