Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

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 Collection showcase masterful painters and printmakers, who lived and created primarily in Taos and Santa Fe throughout the 20th century, working in lithography, etching, aquatint, wood block, and screen print. In honor of Mennello Museum of American Art Founding Director Frank Holt, the Melanson Holt Collection gift made from 2017-2019, furthers the story of American art for new and returning visitors with views of the land and people of the Southwest. The collection highlights 32 artists, including Indigenous artists Harrison ...
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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 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 ...
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Mr. Eddy and His Grand Portraits

(April 23 – August 1, 2021) This intimate exhibit presents the vibrant portrait of self-taught, folk artist Eddy Mumma. From ...
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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: Photographing the Underground Railroad

(November 19, 2021– January 9, 2022) While honoring the historical necessity of the movement’s secrecy, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs ...
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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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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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Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art

October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019 Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art ...
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Our Orlando: Making Sense of Our World & American Youth: Our Future

August 24 – October 7, 2018 Our Orlando: Making Sense of our World features the work of four rising local ...
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The Collector’s Passion: Paintings by Laurence A. Campbell

July 20 – October 7, 2018 The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to present THE COLLECTORS PASSION: PAINTINGS ...
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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 our associate curator of education, Katherine Page by email at kpagemennello@gmail.com. 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.

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