Mennello Museum of American Art set to showcase its collections in a brand-new light.

Orlando, FL — May 6, 2019

The Mennello Museum of American Art will soon be undergoing a transformation of its gallery spaces – creating a richer, more unique experience for its visitors and its community.

The museum will temporarily close while the interior renovations take place from May 13th– June 6th.

As part of the renovations, the gallery spaces will be recreated with modern lightings systems, interior design modifications, and a completely new presentation of its celebrated Earl Cunningham collection.  

Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald said, “Exciting changes are coming.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to revitalize to our space and develop even better showcases for our collections.  These changes will allow us to create a more immersive and complete presentation for our artists’ works, the visitors, and our community as a whole. We can’t wait to share the enhancements with everyone.”

The Mennello Museum apologizes for the temporary closure but encourages everyone to help them celebrate the reopening on June 7thby attending the opening reception of Immersion into Compounded Time and the Paintings of Firelei Báez

The Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden will remain open, featuring pieces from world-renowned sculptor, Alice Aycock.

About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, owned and operated by the City of Orlando, is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Formosa in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park. The museum provides residents and visitors welcoming opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art further connecting it to nature and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.  In addition to housing the permanent collection of folk modernist Earl Cunningham, the museum presents temporary exhibitions that feature a broad range of American art from traditional to contemporary practices.

On view through May 12, 2018:

The Unbridled Paintings of Lawrence H. Lebduska

Opening June 7, 2019:

Immersion into Compounded Time and the Paintings of Firelei Báez

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The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. 

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The exhibitions and the Mennello Museum of American Art are generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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Jeremy Kemp
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando