Make a donation to the Mennello Museum today. When you make a donation, you help the museum bring nationally renowned traditional and contemporary American artists and their work to Orlando. You help us fulfill our mission of enriching the public through special exhibitions, publications and programs celebrating American artists.
Every donation is unique, and none are too big or too small.
See how you can support The Mennello Museum:
- Become a member
- Sponsor a Free Family Funday and increase access to the arts
- Send a child to Summer Camp
- Sponsor an Opening Reception and help us celebrate art
- Sponsor an Exhibition
- Sponsor an Exhibition Season
When you donate to The Mennello Museum you can feel good knowing that your gift ensures the success of our future exhibitions and education programs. Over the past year support from members and donors like you has assisted us in increasing access to quality educational programs to more students, adults and diverse audiences. Please know your support matters and makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission, every day.
With the beginning of another fantastic year of exciting arts programming and community engagement, The Mennello Museum looks forward to launching our ANNUAL FUND 2017. 2016 was an exciting year—more than 32,000 people have attended events, over 250 youth have participated in our arts education programs, over 400 families participated in the new Free Family Funday, and we have had the opportunity to work alongside over 20 brilliant local, regional, national, and international artists. In addition to increasing attendance and awareness for education programs, we activated the museum grounds in the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden through Grounds of Exhibition, featuring two large-scale sculpture exhibitions by internally renowned American artist Alice Aycock.
At The Mennello Museum we connect our local community, the region, and our world through the power of American art.
Every day, we renew our commitment to community engagement, building strong collaborations, serving our City Beautiful, and honoring a history of excellence in the arts.
With your gift to the ANNUAL FUND 2017, we amplify this commitment together, ensuring a vibrant future for American art in our community.
Thank you for continued support.
Frank Holt Memorial Fund
The Mennello Museum of American Art Staff, The Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art, and the City appointed Mennello Museum Board of Trustees mourn the passing of founding Director Frank Holt who passed away August 2, 2016, after a brief illness.
Frank Holt led the City-owned Mennello Museum from its inception in 1998 until his retirement in 2015. As Executive Director, he curated the exhibits Jacob Kass, Painted Saws, American Folk Art Masters (that included outstanding loans of Edward Hicks, Horace Pippin, and William Edmondson’s work) , Jesse Aaron: Sculpture, Objects Seldom Seen, The Paintings of George Bellows, The Worlds of John Sloan: Gloucester and Santa Fe, Art of The Navajo, as well as exhibitions highlighting work from prominent local collectors and many exhibitions drawn from the permanent collections of the museum and Orlando’s Public Art Collection.
Holt’s exhibitions were featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Art and Antiques, American Art Review among others. He served as the museum liaison working with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) on the creation of the exhibit Earl Cunningham’s America, which opened in Washington, D.C., and then traveled to the American Folk Art Museum, New York City; the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York; and the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando. He was critical in stewarding museum in becoming a Smithsonian Affiliate, a distinction enjoyed by our current audiences in the presentation of Pop Art Prints: Selections from the Collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.