Current Exhibitions

Impression and Reality

Paintings of American Impressionism and Realism from the Mennello collection alongside important works from prestigious Florida museums. February 25 – June 11, 2023 From the late 1800s through the 1920s, two important stylistic movements of early 20th century Art History coexisted – American Impressionism and Realism. These artists’ styles overlapped in time and a loose, impressionistic brushstroke, but transected in their subject matter. Today, those paintings highlight the diversity of American artists’ experiences, mentorships, training, and location at the turn of the century, all while industrializing city centers of the United States – Philadelphia, Boston, and New York – were ...
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Alice Aycock: Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes

Grounds for Exhibitions − Inaugural Outdoor Exhibitions Series On view since September 2016 The Mennello Museum inaugurates Grounds for Exhibitions with two large-scale works by American sculptor Alice Aycock installed in the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden. The beautiful works, Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes were originally part of a series of seven sculptures in Aycock’s significant outdoor exhibition on Park Avenue in Manhattan entitled Park Avenue Paper Chase. Grounds for Exhibition features year-long large-scale sculpture exhibitions by nationally renowned American artists who otherwise would not be shared with Orlando audiences. Shannon Fitzgerald states: “It is thrilling to inaugurate this outdoor exhibition program with such beautiful work ...
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Anila Quyyum Agha, Crossing Boundaries (Black Cube), 2017, Laser-cut red lacquered steel and halogen bulb, 48 x 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Artist.

Anila Quayyum Agha: Flourishing Patterns

June 23 – September 24, 2023 Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani-American artist best known for her large-scale installations of ...
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Past Exhibitions

In Conversation: Will Wilson

In Conversation: Will Wilson. Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the exhibition In Conversation: Will Wilson, organized ...
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An Irresistible Urge to Create

The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art Jack “Mr. B” Beverland, Untitled, n.d., paints on board. Courtesy of the ...
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Contemporary Expressions

(January 21, 2022 – May 30, 2022) PRESS RELEASE Mennello Museum of American Art Presents Contemporary Expressions: Prints from Flying ...
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Votes For Women Exhibition

Votes For Women: A Portrait Of Persistence Virtual Exhibition The Mennello Museum of American Art, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, is ...
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Construct: Our Orlando & American Youth: Cause

(October 2, 2020 – January 10, 2021) Construct: Our Orlando presents artists Don Rimx (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1981) ...
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American Artists in the Southwest & American Paintings from the Melanson Holt Collection

(January 22 – April 11, 2021) American Artists in the Southwest and American Paintings and Drawings from the Melanson Holt ...
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The Grand Portraits of Mr. Eddy Mumma

(April 23 – August 1, 2021) The Mennello Museum of American Art is proud to announce the exhibition opening of ...
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Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e

(August 13 – November 7, 2021) Examines historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in Edo Period Japan ...
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Through the Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

(November 19, 2021– January 9, 2022) While honoring the historical necessity of the movement’s secrecy, Through Darkness to Light: Photographing ...
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Mira Lehr: High Water Mark

On view January 24 - September 13, 2020 Mira Lehr’s entire career as an artist has focused on the natural ...
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The Mennello Museum of American Art does not encourage unsolicited materials (slides, prints, CDs, DVDs, digital submission etc.) from artists or their agents. However, artists or agents who choose to submit work for consideration should review the museum’s mission statement carefully. A full proposal, comprising an artist’s statement, exhibition description, object list with dimensions and special handling or display requirements, sample images, and, most importantly, statement of relevance to the Mennello Museum of American Art’s mission may be sent to Katherine Page, Curator of Art and Education, by email at katherine.page@cityoforlando.net. Any submissions not containing all five of these components will not be considered. Please bear in mind that the museum schedules its exhibition calendar a minimum of two years ahead and are curated and selected internally not by a committee or jury.

It is not the museum’s policy to set up appointments with artists to review their work. The museum is not obligated to return materials without a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Under no circumstances may artists send or drop off original works. The museum is not responsible for the safety of original works or guarantee against any loss of mailed materials.