Ongoing Programs

Free Family Funday

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Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday!

Join us at the museum for free admission, a free miniature fine art project and free docent touring.  Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum.

Miniature fine art project and docent touring is available 12-2:30 p.m.  The museum galleries stay open until 4:30 p.m. for all guests.

Learn more about our upcoming Free Family Funday art projects.

Art Trunks on the Go

Museum educators will lead classes in observational discovery and evidence-based interpretation of visual art works through facilitated discussions of accessible imagery.

This collaborative learning experience will conclude with a two or three-dimensional art project.

Cunningham Art Trunk on the Go

Engaged students will be able to explore Florida’s diverse history and unique environmental landscapes through the paintings of treasured American Artist, Earl Cunningham (1893-1977). Often considered an American Fauve, Cunningham’s paintings, on permanent display at the Mennello Museum, evoke a strong sense of time, place, and social equality while inspiring the endurance of individual creativity.

1st – 2nd Grade: Safe Place Space

3rd – 5th Grade: Birds and Boats in their Time and Place

6th – 8th Grade: Casting the Configuration

9th – 12th Grade: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Composition

The cost is $100.00 per trunk visit. Grants may be available for the school year through United Arts of Central Florida.

Cunningham Art Trunk on the Go: A Teacher Led Experience

Teachers also have the option of reserving a Cunningham Trunk for use in their classrooms for over a one-week period for only $100.00. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning the trunk to the Mennello Museum of American Art during normal business hours.

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Museums on Us

On the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday of the month, The Mennello Museum of American Art offers free admission to holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch bank cards, as part of the Museums on Us Program. Guests should present their card and valid photo ID for admission.

Community School of Arts

Community School of the Arts at The Mennello Museum is a workshop program partnership between Women in the Arts Inc and The Mennello Museum of American Art that is offered to students so that they may expand their experience in the art world through connecting to the museum environment and creating their own artwork inspired by artists on display.

In Fall 2016, over the course of three workshops, students ages 11 to 21 engaged with the works on display in Three American Sculptors, learning about artists Alice Aycock, Deborah Butterfield, and Barbara Sorensen. Not only did students get to analyze and interpret sculptural forms, they also learned the artists’ collaborative and intensive art making processes, and were led by Sorensen to create their own Boats. The workshops culminated in an opening reception where students displayed their museum labeled works of art alongside the powerhouse sculptors they studied and worked with!