Current Exhibitions

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 the Underground Railroad provides visitors with a small glimpse of what the long road to freedom may have looked like for 100,000 enslaved Americans in the years before the Civil War’s end. Over the course of a decade, photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales researched those brave men and women, their collective steps toward liberation, and the complicated paths that led them there—with the hope that visitors might learn more, ask questions, and open dialogue on the subject, all toward better understanding how ...
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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

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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Past Exhibitions

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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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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John Baker: Mind Wealth

November 20, 2019 - January 12, 2020 Artist's Reception - December 11, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm The Mennello ...
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Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

September 20, 2019 - January 12, 2020 EDWARD STEICHEN: IN EXALTATION OF FLOWERS presents paintings and photography from the collections ...
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Immersion into Compounded Time and the Paintings of Firelei Báez

June 7 – September 1, 2019 The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to present IMMERSION INTO COMPOUNDED TIME ...
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The Unbridled Paintings of Lawrence H. Lebduska

January 25 - May 12, 2019 This exhibition presents the rare opportunity to exhibit the notable paintings of Lawrence Lebduska, ...
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