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.
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
Through June 31 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.
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.
The Eight: Painters of American Life
Through June 21 In 1908, eight artists—William Glackens, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Robert Henri, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Ernest Lawson and Arthur B. Davies—organized an independent show that eschewed the art world hierarchy. This exhibition includes pieces by all eight artists, some from the original show.
MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. $1-$3. 445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-645-5311. morsemuseum.org
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 the artist’s father.
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.
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 to Z: Anthropomorphism and Zoomorphism
May 7 Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human forms or characteristics to non-human beings or objects; zoomorphism is specifically the use of animal forms in the same way. 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.
Jerry Pinkney: Aesop’s Fables and Other Tails
May 9-August 16 More than 65 original watercolors include portrayals of animals from such well-known Aesop’s fables as “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” and “The Goose and the Golden Egg.”
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
The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head
May 23-August 9 Mr. Potato Head experiences adventures in outer space, on a jungle safari, on an archeological dig and under the sea in exhibits full of activities to build skills and encourage children to think about all they can do and be.
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
The Fine Art of Craft
May 19-June 29 This exhibition of contemporary craft features works by such Volusia County residents as Tim Ludwig, Akiko Sugiyama, Sang Parkinson Roberson and Libby Ware.
Through May 17 Watch artists create images of Winter Park throughout the city 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
Metals as Canvas
May 16–August 28 African sculptor El Anatsui is noted for using organic mediums such as wood and clay in his visual presentations. This exhibit showcases the use of metals as his canvas.