Jan. 23 – June 7, 2015
Real-Lifes: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington
Kennington is a contemporary painter working in the style of New American Realism. Her imagery is often of anonymous, passive individuals engaged in simple activities of everyday life in which anyone may recognize themselves. Kennington’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and she was recognized by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with the Governor’s Arts Award in 2009 and by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel as one of Alabama’s Master Artists. Curated by Lee A. Grey, PhD. Pictured: Dale Kennington, "The Birthday Party," 1995, oil on canvas, 44 x 86 inches. Courtesy of Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama.
June 26 – Sept. 27, 2015
Art by Southern Women
Curated by Executive Director Frank Holt, this exhibit will feature pieces from the Mennello’s permanent collection, going back to the museum’s original mission of featuring American self-taught or folk artists. The exhibit will include a variety of artistic mediums from traditional painting and sculpture to textiles and found-object sculpture. The Mennello will partner with the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery in Sanford, FL, to supplement its own collection.
June 26 – Sept. 27, 2015
The Ceramic World of Sang Roberson
Roberson’s work is greatly influenced by her love of nature and organic forms. She grew up in the Mississippi Delta surrounded by natural beauty and her goal is to re-create the simple, serene shapes of nature in her terracotta art. Roberson has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe and South America. She is recipient of an NEA fellowship. The Mennello will work directly with Roberson to acquire the pieces to be featured in this exhibit.
Oct. 16, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016
Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte
Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. A resident of Johns Island, SC, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves. Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, university and museum collections and have been featured in a variety of national and international publications and on CBS Sunday Morning. The Mennello will include a series of iPad installations throughout the gallery to allow visitors to listen to audio recordings of stories collected by Whyte that share stories behind her work.
EVENINGS WITH THE DIRECTOR
Every second Tuesday - 6:00 pm
Join Executive Director Frank Holt for a gallery walk.
Call 407.246.4278 for reservations
General Admission required.
The 10th Annual Orlando Folk Festival
February 11th and 12th, 2012
10 am to 5 pm
Become a sponsor of the Orlando Folk Fest!
The Orlando Folk Fest and The Mennello Museum of American Art are proud to be a part of Artsfest:
Our 15th Anniversary Season celebrates "The Art of the American West."
While the official opening date is October 3, and the Opening Reception is 6-8 p.m. October 10, the Mennello Museum is thrilled to have the final two exhibits in our yearlong series ready for viewing.
October 3 – January 4, 2015
The Taos Society of Artists
The Taos Society of Artists was first group of American artists to establish an art colony in the American West. They were inspired by the natural beauty and culture of the Taos Valley. Curated by Executive Director Frank Holt, the exhibit will feature the works of Oscar Berninghaus, Walter Ufer, Victor Higgins, Ernest Blumenschein, Herbert Dunton, Bert Phillips, Joseph Henry Sharp and Martin Hennings. Pictured: E. Martin Hennings (American, 1886-1956), "Untitled (Riding Through the Sage and Cedar)," no date, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Miriam S. Hurford, 1984 (1984.148)
George Catlin’s American Buffalo
In his travels west during the 1830s, American artist George Catlin captured on canvas the significance of the buffalo to the life and culture of the Plains Indians. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pictured: George Catlin, "Crow Lodge of Twenty-five Buffalo Skins," 1832-1833, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art
Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
"The Art of the American West" exhibitions are sponsored by the City of Orlando and the Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art with funding from Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.