Museums




CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. $5; free to Rollins College faculty, students and staff, and other students with ID. Rollins College Campus, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park. 407-646-2526. rollins.edu/cfam

Josef Albers Color Genius
Through January 4 Prints from the series Homage to the Square, developed during Albers’ tenure at Yale, are exhibited alongside works from the lesser-known Variants series, offering a look at how Albers influenced art education. Lecture November 20, 6 p.m., Tests of Perception: Josef Albers and Bahaus Theory at Black Mountain College, with New York-based art historian and critic Eva Diaz.

L.C. Armstrong: The Paradise Triptychs
Through January 4 Six vibrant imaginary landscapes showcase Armstrong’s signature realistic brushwork and technique of poured resin and burnt bomb fuse.

Small Paintings From the Permanent Collection
Through January 4 American and European landscapes and scene paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries include Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and Albert Pinkham Ryder.

Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt’s Etchings
Through January 4 Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings, with many sympathetically portrayed as biblical figures. This exhibition, exclusive in Florida to CFAM, features selections from the John Villarino Collection and was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL RESOURCE AND
EDUCATION CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free admission. 851 North Maitland Avenue, Maitland. 407-628-0555. holocaustedu.org



Kristallnacht
November 9 A performance of the new drama Upstanders commemorates Kristallnacht, or Night of the Broken Glass, when 70 years ago Nazis stormed Jewish communities, burning synagogues and arresting and, in some cases, killing Jews. The drama tells the stories of ordinary people as well as of a few famous activists who stood up against genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries. 4 p.m. Free admission. Jewish Community Center, 851 North Maitland Avenue, Maitland. 407-628-0555.

Ships to Nowhere
Through November 30 Following the annexation of Austria to Germany and the Kristallnacht rampage in 1938, thousands of German/Austrian Jewish refugees tried to flee on ships, some seaworthy, others not.

MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday 12-4:30 p.m. $1-$4. 900 East Princeton Street. 407-246-4278. mennellomuseum.org

The Original Silver’s Circus and Zoo
Through January 4 Sonny King, the son of an equestrienne and a lion-tamer, transports viewers of his dioramas into the summer vacations when he traveled with the circus.

The World of John Sloan
November 7-February 24 Works from public and private collections from the New York years, the Gloucester period and travels in the South provide exposure for an artist considered to be one of the most important of the 20th century.

MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., additional Friday hours with free admission 4-8 p.m. November through April. $1-$3. 445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-645-5311. morsemuseum.org

Friday Night at the Morse
Through April Free admission after 4 p.m., art demonstrations and family tours are on tap for a limited time. Each second Friday—and every Friday from November 28 through December 26—live music will be presented as well. 4-8 p.m.

A Brilliant Setting: American Cut and Pressed Glass Tableware 1876-1917
Through September In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, American manufacturers produced glass tableware of unparalleled quality for consumers of all tastes and means. More than five dozen examples of top quality glassware, produced by American manufacturers in that period, are featured this exhibit.

Quest of Beauty—Louis Comfort Tiffany’s
Life and Art
Through January 25 Personal objects that belonged to Tiffany, awards, records and artistic creations combine to create a biographical portrait. Objects include an 1865 sketch album from 17-year-old Tiffany’s first visit to Europe, silver-and-ivory cuff links, and works from the country estate Tiffany built on Long Island between 1902 and 1905.


Tiffany Jewelry, Enamels and
Metalworks Gallery
Ongoing The Morse reinstalls its Tiffany jewelry gallery for a fresh look at the pieces produced by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s studio for Tiffany & Co. after the death of his father.   

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday night laser concerts at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. $6.95-$12.95. 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach. 386-255-0285.

The Armory
Ongoing Antique firearms, weapons and armor donated by Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow showcase the artistry of weapons makers from the medieval period to the 19th century. Items include muskets, rifles, pistols, daggers, axes, knives, sabers, swords and a rare 17th century inlaid German crossbow. 

Barbie Doll—Celebrating 50 Years of an American Icon
November 28-April 28 More than 400 dolls from the private collection of Jo Anne Winspur model casual sportswear to haute couture from 1959 to present day. Barbie was introduced at the 1959 American Toy Fair in New York City as a teenage fashion doll.

The Classical World: From the Collection of
the Tampa Museum of Art
Through Summer 2009 More than 200 rare Greek and Roman antiquities represent the culture of the Mediterranean area from 8500 BC to 476 AD. Works include pottery, sculpture, bronze and gold. Other items include a child’s articulated doll, everyday items such as shovels and oil lamps, and numerous silver and gold coins.

Florida East Coast Pirates
Ongoing Coins, bullion, ingots, tools and weapons recovered from shipwrecks off the east coast of Florida provide a historic account of the days when pirates roamed the seas is search of treasure. Presented in cooperation with the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society in Key West.

Wishes and Dreams
Through November 7 Works in abstraction, portraiture, minimalism and video art by 30 emerging Iranian artists.

ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL
HISTORY CENTER
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. $6-$9. East Central Boulevard. 407-836-8500.  thehistorycenter.org

Destination Florida: Tourism Before Disney
Ongoing Nearly a century before Walt brought his magic, wealthy Northerners were drawn by the area’s weather, natural beauty and supposed restorative powers of places such as Silver Springs. Soon after, “tin-can tourists” followed, so called for their practice of heating tin cans on the radiators of their Model T campers. Learn about Big Tree Park, the Singing Tower at Bok Tower Gardens, Wigwam Village, Cypress Gardens, Weeki Wachee Springs, Gatorland and more, and test your tourist IQ in an interactive presentation.

In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
November 20-January 18 Tribal leaders, fishermen, refugees and city dwellers are among those captured in  images by National Geographic photographers and shown in this Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition. Grand opening November 20, 6:30 p.m. includes international food and music, and guest speaker Said T. Jawad, Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States. $25, free admission to members. RSVP to 407-836-8580.

Trailer City: Portrait of a Community
November 20-January 18 Landscapes and portraits by Peter Schreyer, internationally exhibited photographer and Crealdé School of Art executive director, depict a 70-year-old community of trailer homes on public land in Winter Garden and offer a tribute to rural communities and diverse neighborhoods. 

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m. $5-$15. 2416 North Mills Avenue. 407-896-4231. omart.org

1st Thursdays: Avatar
November 6 Take a comprehensive look at contemporary interpretations of the modern-day portrait and self-portrait in various media. Enjoy live music while mingling with fellow art lovers; refreshments are available. 6-9 p.m. Members free; $9 nonmembers, including admission to museum exhibits.

Festival of Trees
November 14-23 For nine days, the museum is transformed into a glittering holiday wonderland where trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses ignite holiday spirit. Festival café, holiday boutique, holiday garden and more round out the festivities. Sponsored by Council of 101. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8-$10.

Provocative Pairings
Through November 2 Selections from the museum’s permanent collection are exhibited side-by-side to show contrasts in time periods, media and viewpoints, to stimulate new ways of thinking.

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
Sunday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
-9 p.m. $8.95-$14.95. 777 East Princeton Street. 407-514-2000. osc.org

Cocktails and the Cosmos
November 20 Monthly party at the Science Center features drinks, music and dancing, and a gourmet menu in the café. Guests can stargaze in the Crosby Observatory and visit the center’s exhibit halls. 6-11 p.m. $9.95, members free.

ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM AND
SCULPTURE GARDENS
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. $3-$5. Free admission the second Wednesday of each month. 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park. 407-647-6294. polasek.org

Quiet Contentment: The Art of Henrietta Milan
November 25-January 18 Self-taught artist Milan, based in Texas, paints with a palette knife to layer color and light on the canvas.

From Swords to Plowshares: Trench Art From World War II
Through November 16 Soldiers in the field during WWII used artillery shells, bullets, shrapnel, aircraft parts and currency to create vases, lamps, lighters and ashtrays.

Songs of the Patriot: When American Music Went to War
Through November 16 Lyrics, sheet music and cover illustrations of popular songs explore how music publishers, songwriters and artists rallied support for troops overseas in World War II.


SOUTHEAST MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Daytona State College, 1200 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach. 386-506-4475. smponline.org
 
Behind the Velvet Rope: Chris Usher
Through November 2 White House correspondent Chris Usher offers views of the inner workings of power.

The Florida Wetlands: Lee Dunkel
Through November 2 Natural Florida is seen through the lens of landscape photographer Lee Dunkel.

Jill Greenberg
Through January 18 Studio photographer Jill Greenberg shares some of her larger-than-life stylized portraits of monkeys, bears and crying children, reflecting the themes of humanity, emotion and duality.

Heresies: Pedro Meyer
Through January 18 Pedro Meyer’s retrospective exhibition samples four decades of his work.


ZORA NEALE HURSTON NATIONAL MUSEUM
OF FINE ARTS
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcome. 227 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville. 407-647-3307. zorafestival.com/museum

Conversations With the World: Eatonville
Through December 20 Photographer Lonnie Graham portrays the history and essence of Eatonville as one of the many “conversations” he has engaged in while traveling through Africa, Asia and North America.
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