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. Lecture by the artist October 30, 6 p.m.
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. Lecture October 2, 6 p.m., Types of Suffering in Rembrandt’s Beggars, with Lloyd DeWitt, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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
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
Donald De Lue: Gods, Prophets and Heroes
Through October 12 Chances are you have already seen some of De Lue’s heroic figures drawn from mythology, national symbolism and spiritual ideals. In addition to his Quest Eternal in front of the museum, you may know Rocket Thrower as the theme sculpture for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. A version stands at the entrance to Loch Haven Park in memory of the Challenger astronauts. Other familiar pieces are a statue of George Washington at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and the Boy Scout Memorial in Washington, D.C. The exhibition at the Mennello includes 43 cast bronze sculptures ranging in size from eight inches to 11 feet, plus 26 drawings DeLue used to prepare for his sculptures
The Original Silver’s Circus and Zoo
October 24-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.
A Treasury of American Prints
Through October 1 The artistic school of Regionalism, which developed in 1908 and lasted until the 1930s, led American artists away from traditional European styles as they depicted commonplace American scenes.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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: Art Noir
October 2 The dark, perhaps inappropriate, side of art is celebrated. 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.
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
October 16 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.
Through October 15 Scenes from 20th century Americana come to life as interactive dioramas of Norman Rockwell’s famous covers of the Saturday Evening Post. Visitors can travel to “Main Street” and meet “The Gossips,” sit in a World War II Army jeep, or reminisce about their first date at “The Soda Jerk.”
Through 2008 The Titanic exhibition formerly housed on International Drive has been adapted and moved to the Orlando Science Center. It features full-scale re-creations of the ship’s most famous locales, and historians in period costumes portray the ship’s designers, officers, crew and passengers.
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
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.
October 4-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
October 4-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.