Museums

 

ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDENS
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$5. 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. 407-647-6294. polasek.org

Modern Primitives
Through October 11
Don Howard’s bold, colorful, creative three-dimensional sun gods and tribal art are featured in the artist’s first show at the Polasek.

APPLETON MUSEUM
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. $5-$12. 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40), Ocala. 352-291-4455. appletonmuseum.org

Art of the Chopper
October 10-January 10
Thirty custom motorcycles built as works of contemporary art will be on display.

CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday noon-5 p.m. $5; free to Rollins College faculty, students and staff, and other students with ID. Rollins College campus, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. 407-646-2526. rollins.edu/cfam

André Kertész: On Reading
Through January 3
More than 100 photographs made in Hungary, France and the United States by the Hungarian photographer, in which he captures the power of reading as a universal pleasure in both public and
private moments.

Andy Warhol: Personalities
Through January 3
Polaroid photographs taken during the 1980s show socialites, celebrities, patrons and pals of the artist, including Carolina Herrera, Pia Miller and Ric Ocasek. These photographs served as Warhol’s “sketchbook,” and are selected from the 150 Warhol photographs given to the Cornell in 2008 by the Photographic Legacy Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Michael Phillips and The Infernal Method of William Blake
Through January 3
A rare glimpse into the process of poet and engraver William Blake, which he termed “the Infernal Method.” It features Phillips’ facsimiles of Blake’s illustrated Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

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 p.m.-4 p.m. 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. 407-628-0555. holocaustedu.org

The Story of the Lodz Ghetto Children
October 1-December 31
Poetry and art, often reminiscent of children’s book illustrations, created by these largely unknown authors and artists to encourage the children and alleviate their fears while confined in this large Central Poland community.

Permanent exhibitions
Ongoing
Consisting primarily of photographs and text, along with art works, artifacts and short films, the exhibitions present an overview history of the Holocaust and serve as a memorial to the victims.

MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $1-$3, free on Friday evenings. 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. 407-645-5311. morsemuseum.org

The Japan Craze and Western Art 1880–1920
October 20-August 8
Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, John La Farge, Rookwood and others that reflect the transforming influence of Japan on late-19th and early-20th century Western art. Other works that haven’t been seen lately include paintings from Tiffany and his circle.

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.

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 E. Central Blvd. 407-836-8500. thehistorycenter.org

Art by Coalition Children
Through October 16
Photographic works by children at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.
 
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.

Looking East: A Photographic Exhibition from Steve McCurry
Through October 4
A selection of the works of Steve McCurry, known for his photographs of landscapes and cultures across Asia. The collection includes iconic images, such as the green-eyed Afghan girl, as well as portraits of children, monks, miners and travelers whom McCurry has encountered on his journeys in Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Tibet and Myanmar.

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

African Textiles from the Norma Canelas and William D. Roth Collection
Through December 31
The exhibition features cloth and textile arts of Africa, including Kente cloth from West Africa, beaded aprons from the Kirdi in Cameroon, appliquéd and embroidered flags from the Fante in Ghana, and beaded animal skins from the San people of South Africa.

1st Thursdays: “Rach”-tober: Music Meets Art
October 1
From Rachmaninoff to Rockabilly. The focus is on music, musicians and art influenced by music.

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.

Thermon Statom: Stories of the New World
Through October 4
Glass artist Statom’s installation puts huge mirrored forms throughout the museum’s main gallery floor. His multimedia works can be seen in a second gallery.

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
Sunday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12. 777 E. Princeton St. 407-514-2000. osc.org

The World We Create
Through January 2
Visitors can learn hands-on skills in physical science, engineering, technology and manufacturing in this exhibition that features 10 individual stations to hone teamwork, problem solving skills and coordination.

Sharks
Through May 31
This film takes you diving into the deep blue to get a first-hand look at some of the world’s most skilled predators, who’ve had up to 450 million years to practice.

A-Mazing Sea
Through January 2
Climb into sea turtle shells, crawl through a whale’s mouth and reach into an octopus cave while discovering simple solutions for challenges that face underseas inhabitants.

THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations appreciated. 227 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville. 407-647-3131. zoranealehurstonmuseum.com

Colored Communities
Through December 31
The subtitle for this photo exhibit is Post Reconstruction to World War II—Viewing the African American Middle Class Through Its Own Lens. The exhibit offers a glimpse into an era of heightened racial discrimination, legal segregation and violence. Photographs represent various formats, including albumen print, daguerreotype, gelatin silver print, glass plate, photo gravure, platinum and palladium print, and tintype/ferrotype.