January 25 - May 12, 2019 This exhibition presents the rare opportunity to exhibit the notable paintings of Lawrence Lebduska, one of the most popular modern folk art painters of 1930s America. Lebduskaʼs dreamlands and invented gardens teem extraordinarily with life and optimism in a nostalgic, uncorrupted style that captured the admiration of the American public. Lebduska was an outsider artist who navigated the intensifying New York art scene without the academic trainings and institutional tenure of his contemporaries. Competing with the rise of the avant-garde modernist movements that seized the art historical world in New York and abroad, Lebduskaʼs ...Read More
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 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 by Alice Aycock, one of ...Read More
June 7 – September 8. The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to present IMMERSION INTO COMPOUNDED TIME AND ...Read More
July 20 – October 7. The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to present THE COLLECTORS PASSION: PAINTINGS BY ...Read More
August 24 – October 7 Our Orlando: Making Sense of our World features the work of four rising local artists: Sarah ...Read More
October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019 Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art ...Read More
June 22 – August 12. Courtesy of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; College of Charleston School of the Arts ...Read More
January 19 - March 2, 2018 Opening on January 19, 2018, the second annual Mennello Museum Invitational will again highlight ...Read More
March 23, 2018 - June 10, 2018. Julie Heffernan uses the power of paint’s materiality and immediacy in the Mennello ...Read More
January 19, 2018 - March 18, 2018 GRACE HARTIGAN 1960-1965, THE PERRY COLLECTION presents a rare selection of paintings and ...Read More
September 19, 2017 – January 7, 2018 In partnership with the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, the Mennello Museum ...Read More
October 14 - January 7, 2017 The Mennello Museum of American Art opened our 2016 Fall Exhibition season by featuring ...Read More
June 23 – September 3. The Mennello Museum is pleased to present programs and events in conjunction with The Beautiful Mysterious: ...Read More
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 our associate curator of education, Katherine Navarro by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.