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
Jack R. Smith: Portraits of American Poets
Through April 19 Twenty-eight paintings by contemporary portraitist Jack Smith are shown alongside samples of poetry by his subjects, in conjunction with Rollins’ Winter With the Writers literary festival.
Portrait of a Lady: Selections From the Permanent Collection
Through September 15 “Portrait of Annie Russell” by John White Alexander, “Portrait of Harriet Gordon” by Sir Thomas Lawrence, and works by contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Jim Dine depict women from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
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
April 1-June 30 Israeli artist and writer Leora Wise uses monographs and etchings to present a series of personal histories around the theme of marriage and family. Some of the stories based on interviews and family recollections are enriched by imagination. Opening with the artist April 5, 4-6 p.m.
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
Earl Cunningham’s America
Through August 2 This exhibit examines Earl Cunningham’s paintings as a folk modernist who created compositions with complex meanings about the nature of American life. The traveling exhibition returns to Orlando after its tour in New York.
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 live music will be presented as well. 4-8 p.m.
American Arts and Crafts From the Morse Collection
Ongoing Examples of furnishings and decorative art show how this movement originated in Great Britain and manifested itself in the United States, especially in the Northeast and Midwest.
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 in this exhibit.
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.
All That Jazz: Louis Armstrong and the Greats
Through April 5 Photojournalism pioneer Herb Snitzer’s works depict the colorful life of New York City’s underground clubs and immortalize world-famous jazz giants including Armstrong, Lester Young and Duke Ellington.
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
Through 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. 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.
April 24-October 25 Selections of works from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art include large-scale paintings and sculptures by Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Trevor Bell, John Chamberlain, Robert Rauschenberg, Syd Solomon, Louise Nevelson, Jackie Ferrara, David Hockney, Barbara Kruger, Thomas Struth, Alexander Calder and others.
MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. $3. 600 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. 386-734-4371. museumoffloridaart.com
Legendary Florida: The Florida History Paintings of Jackson Walker
Through May 25 Walker’s large paintings accompanied by printed narratives bring to life the personalities and occurrences of 400 years of history.
ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. $7-$12. 65 East Central Boulevard. 407-836-8500. thehistorycenter.org
The Dark Crystal Redux
Through May 10 Twelve character portraits offer a window into the world created in Jim Henson’s film The Dark Crystal.
Destination Florida: Tourism Before Disney
Ongoing 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.
Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
Through May 3 Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and other favorites are featured in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition of more than 100 works of art, photographs, documents, puppets and movie props, as well as original video productions including excerpts from Henson’s early career.
Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy
Through April 5 This festival includes screenings of some of Henson’s more popular shows, archival footage and experimental work. Screenings begin at 1 p.m. Individual tickets $5-$8. Packages available. Schedule subject to change.
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: A Touch of Glass
April 2 Explore how glass has touched our lives through utilitarian use to fine art, as you enjoy live music and mingle with fellow art lovers; refreshments are available. 6-9 p.m. Members free; $9 nonmembers, including admission to museum exhibits.
Selections From the Ancient Americas Collection
Through December 31 More than 180 works represent art made before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Europeans during the late 15th and early 16th centuries, from civilizations such as the Aztec, Maya, Moche, Nasca, Inca and Zapotec.
Therman Statom: Stories of the New World
Through May 10 Custom art installations by studio glass artist Therman Statom tell the story of Ponce de Leon’s 1513 search for the Fountain of Youth, with a mirrored maze, panoramic murals, video projections and blown glass sculptures, ending with a room-size glass building filled with art works, the artist’s conception of a Fountain of Youth. Statom studied with Dale Chihuly, who has remained a friend and mentor.
ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
Thursday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Crosby Observatory open for solar viewing 3-5 p.m. first Saturday. $8.95-$14.95. 777 East Princeton Street. 407-514-2000. osc.org
Through April 26 Stinky, crusty, slimy: Grossology explores all kinds of gunk produced by the human body in this impolite traveling science exhibition presented by Arnold Palmer Medical Center.
Hatching the Past
Through May 10 Hands-on stations blend art and science in this look at dinosaur eggs, nests and embryos.
The Science of Milk
Through mid-May OSC has got milk, along with an exhibit that shows how it gets from cow to cookies, with displays about the dairy industry, the role of dairy in a healthy diet and even a life-size model of a cow to “milk.”
ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDENS
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. $3-$5. 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park. 407-647-6294. polasek.org
Easter Pysanky: Decorated Eggs of Europe
Through April 12 The 3,000-year-old art form pysansky is a complex wax-resist process that creates miniature masterpieces. Other items in the exhibition include carved eggs and hand-painted modern European interpretations of the ancient art form.
Hats Off to a Master: Ralph Bagley and His Atelier
Through April 12 Ralph Bagley started the first fine art school in Orlando in 1950, and his influence is still evident through the works of his many students. Highlighting works from each decade of Bagley’s teaching career, this exhibit features art both by Bagley and his students.
April 30-May 17 Watch artists create images of Winter Park throughout the city April 29 through May 2, then purchase the resulting works from an exhibition at the Polasek. Proceeds benefit the museum.
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
Living Artfully: Built Environments in the Historic Eatonville Community
Through April 24 Photographer Lonnie Graham joins artist Rick Lowe to explore the sense of community derived through art, culture and history.