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Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 4:30 p.m.
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WELCOME TO THE MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART!
Tucked away on a picturesque shore of Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park, just north of downtown Orlando, the elegantly appointed Mennello Museum of American Art is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips. The intimate museum uses its gallery spaces to showcase changing exhibitions featuring American art of all genres and time periods, including originally curated and traveling shows.
The treasure of the Mennello Museum is the rare permanent collection of paintings by self-taught or "primitive" artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), generously donated from the collection of Michael A. and Marilyn L. Mennello. This collection of Cunninghams is the largest in existence, and a rotating selection of paintings remains on display. Owned and operated by the City of Orlando, the Mennello Museum of American Art opened its doors in 1998.
A lakeside sculpture garden is another attraction and is the site of the annual Orlando Folk Festival, held the second weekend in February. When visiting, you may be welcomed by Red and Black, the museum's resident greeting felines. Both have found their way to hearts of patrons and staff alike.
Earl Cunningham’s Everglades
The permanent collection by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977) will be enhanced by paintings and artifacts that reflect Cunningham’s fascination with the Everglades and native tribes. Cunningham spent much of his life traveling by ship along the coast from Maine to New England and Florida; he collected Native American artifacts and other trinkets that he sold at his gallery in St. Augustine, Florida, where he created many of his more than 400 paintings.
September 6 – January 5, 2014
Eugene Savage: The Seminole PaintingsOpening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 6; $5, free to members
In 1935 American artist Eugene Francis Savage made the first of many journeys into the Florida Everglades to study the Seminoles. Inspired by his observations over two decades, he created perhaps the most extensive painted record of the Florida Seminoles from the early 20th century. These works reflect Savage’s concern for the plight of native culture as tourism, land development and environmentalist debates threatened their traditional way of life. Capturing the natural rhythms of the Everglades, these works present a vision of Seminole life and seek to awaken the imagination and inspire the spirit. Credit: Organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.
Note: The dates of the exhibits are subject to change.