Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

2018 MENNELLO MUSEUM INVITATIONAL

January 19 - March 2, 2018 Opening on January 19, 2018, the second annual Mennello Museum Invitational will again highlight new work by contemporary regional artists whose work enriches our community and our lives in Central Florida.  The Mennello Museum Invitational serves to support our local artists, provide visibility for their work and introduce them to new collectors while giving our community an amazing opportunity to build their collection of art. This group exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Marilyn Gallery from January 19 through March 2, 2018. and will serve as a heart-filled embrace of our creative ...
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GRACE HARTIGAN 1960-1965, THE PERRY COLLECTION

January 19, 2018 - March 18, 2018 GRACE HARTIGAN 1960-1965, THE PERRY COLLECTION presents a rare selection of paintings and collages that represent Hartigan’s noted Abstract Expressionist style as it evolved in the early 1960s toward new levels of abstraction and representation. Long overlooked, Hartigan was a key innovator among the painters of the New York School. Hartigan's reputation as an important contemporary artist increased throughout the 1950s; she was the only woman represented in the much heralded MoMA’s 1956 show Twelve Americans that included Sam Francis, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, and Seymour Lipton; and her work was an integral ...
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Alice Aycock: Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes

Grounds for Exhibitions − Inaugural Outdoor Exhibitions Series September 2016 through September 2018 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

WHEN THE WATER RISES: RECENT PAINTINGS BY JULIE HEFFERNAN

March 23, 2018 - June 10, 2018 Julie Heffernan uses the power of paint’s materiality and immediacy in the Mennello ...
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Past Exhibitions

TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM

September 19, 2017 – January 7, 2018 In partnership with the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, the Mennello Museum ...
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Three American Sculptors

October 14 - January 7, 2017 The Mennello Museum of American Art opened our 2016 Fall Exhibition season by featuring ...
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The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston

June 23 – September 3. The Mennello Museum is pleased to present programs and events in conjunction with The Beautiful Mysterious: ...
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OUR ORLANDO and American Youth: Our Identity

May 19 – June 18. View all  of the Opening Reception photos. OUR ORLANDO presents the work of five rising ...
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Bo Bartlett: American Artist

BO BARTLETT: AMERICAN ARTIST

January 27 - May 7, 2017.   The Mennello Museum has acquired Bo Bartlett's The American as part of our permanent collection ...
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2017 Mennello Museum Invitational

February 14 – March 3 The inaugural Mennello Museum Invitational, a group exhibition at The Mennello Museum of American Art, highlights ...
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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 Navarro 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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