The Mennello Museum of American Art



900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone 407.246.4278

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Closed Mondays

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Closed major holidays

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The Mennello Museum of American Art is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts.

The Mennello Museum of American Art is owned and operated by the City of Orlando.

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The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in November 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This cultural gem located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, minutes from downtown Orlando, is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips. Among the Mennello Museum’s many treasures is the permanent collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. This collection of Cunninghams is the largest in existence, and a rotating selection of paintings remains on display.

The Mennello Museum uses its multiple gallery spaces to showcase changing exhibitions featuring American art of all genres and time periods, including original as well as traveling shows. Because of its affiliation with the City of Orlando, the Mennello Museum draws from the City of Orlando Permanent Collection, the largest public art collection in the state of Florida. The museum is also a Smithsonian Affiliate, a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources.

Tucked away on the shore of Lake Formosa, the Mennello Museum has undeniable charm. The Sculpture Garden is always open to the public and is most most recognized for the 350-year-plus sprawling live oak tree draped with Spanish moss that is called “The Mayor.” Numerous sculptures can be found in the surrounding Old Florida landscape and walking paths, which merge into the larger Orlando Urban Trail bicycle and pedestrian path. The Sculpture Garden is the site of the Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello Museum in February and the Kids Fringe Festival the last two weekends in May.

Other notable arts and cultural organization located with Loch Haven Cultural Park are the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando Repertory Theatre, and the Orlando Science Center.






Always on view is the permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham.

Earl Cunningham, "Sanctuary"

Pictured: Earl Cunningham "Sanctuary," 1934, oil on fiberboard, The Mennello Museum of American Art, Gift of Michael A. and Marilyn L. Mennello.


June 10−August  14, 2016
Pop Art Prints

Robert Indiana, "Love"

Robert Indiana, Love, 1967, screenprint on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis and Linda Kaplan, © 2016 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Pop Art took the American art scene by storm approximately 50 years ago. When New York dealer Leo Castelli first showed Pop Art in his gallery in 1962, it was embraced by the audience who responded to the familiar subjects -- flat forms, bright colors and sly commentaries made on the mass culture of the era. Printmaking was an ideal medium for the Pop artists. The commercial techniques of screen printing and lithography were well suited to reproducing the magazine, newspaper and comic-strip images favored by many of the artists. From the commercial viewpoint of the galleries, print editions made this imagery more affordable to a large audience that wanted to buy the art.

Pop Art Prints presents a selection of 37 prints from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. The installation includes works from primarily the 1960s by Allan D’Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. The installation is part of a series that highlights objects from the Smithsonian’s collection that are rarely on public view. This exhibition will be the first of only three museum engagements. The prints on display were selected by Joann Moser, deputy chief curator. Pop Art Prints is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.


January 15−May 15, 2016
Albert Paley: Forged Works

Afternoon with Albert - Talk and Tour
2-3:30 pm Sunday, March 13


Hector, 1990, steel, Paley Studios Archive

The Mennello Museum will feature recent work by internationally renowned sculptor Albert Paley completed in the forged process alongside earlier pieces and drawings. Included in the exhibition are several sculptures completed at a 2011 residency at Steneby, The School of Craft and Design at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and other smaller sculptures that exemplify his mastery of the forged technique. Exquisite drawings of finished works show the depth of his process, taking the idea from two to three dimensions and illustrating the movement and emotion involved with each piece. Paley's use of steel can be described as industrial poetry. His large sculptures "Interlace" and "Star" stand in the museum’s Sculpture Garden, dedicated in the memory of the late founder, the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello.

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