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2019 Arts & Entertainment Season Preview

In honor of the Orlando Science Center’s upcoming Pompeii exhibit, we drafted a roving Roman as a tour guide to the 2019-2020 arts season. A tribute to an ancient city that was frozen in time highlights a red-hot Central Florida cultural season. Fear not: We’re here with our arts season guide to keep you grounded.

Best of ORL 2019

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Nile: Ethiopian Excellence

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Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

Plein Air” is French for painting out-of-doors. For one week in November MDCA hosts a plein air paint out which brings artists from all over the area to Mount Dora to paint the scenic lakefront and quaint cottages. The work from the Paint Out is exhibited and awards are given for the top three works. Opening reception: November 8th, 2019 6-8 PM.

New exhibition at the Modernism Museum– Space Oddities: The Sequel @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
New exhibition at the Modernism Museum-- Space Oddities: The Sequel @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora is pleased to announce its new exhibition, Space Oddities: The Sequel. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, July 9th and will run until mid-2020.

Space Oddities: The Sequel expands upon the Modernism Museum’s exhibition of mind-bending Post-Modern designs created by the radical 1980s design collective known as Memphis. This exhibit features hundreds of new Memphis design objects never-before displayed at the Modernism Museum. It also features many items from the remarkable 2016 Sotheby’s auction of David Bowie’s personal Memphis collection, which was assembled over decades of careful consideration. One of the most famous and prolific Memphis collectors, Space Oddities: The Sequel includes many important pieces personally owned by David Bowie, the legendary pop icon, artist, author, actor and astute art collector.

A members-only opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Modernism Museum gallery. This event is only open to 3MD Members; however, memberships will be available for purchase at the event. Individual-level Memberships start at $40 and several levels are available. Please visit modernismmuseum.org/memberships or call (352) 385-0034 for more information on becoming a 3MD Member and to find the membership level that is right for you.

General museum admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (55+), educators and students; and $5 for children (ages 4-17). Mount Dora residents and military/ service personnel receive a 50% discount on admission. Modernism Museum Members of all levels enjoy free, unlimited general admission.

Sponsor: Modernism Museum Mount Dora

Central Florida Community Arts Beginner Dance for Seniors @ Fairview Shores Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Central Florida Community Arts Beginner Dance for Seniors @ Fairview Shores Branch Library | Florida | United States

Seniors at all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend! A great way to learn beginning dance skills and get some exercise in a fun environment. Registration recommended.

Sponsor: OCLS

TeamUP 360 @ United Against Poverty
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Team UP 360 volunteers support our UP Orlando Grocery Program, which allows people living in poverty to purchase food, hygiene and household items for up to 70% off regular prices. These savings mean that people can purchase enough food – quality food – without having to choose between feeding their families or paying other bills.

Sponsor: United Against Poverty

Writing Wednesday @ Southwest Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Structured writing time and light refreshments in our reading area. Writers of all types and levels are encouraged to attend.

Sponsor: OCLS


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