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
September 1–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.
 
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
September 12-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
September 12-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.

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.

MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday 12-4:30 p.m. $1-$4. 900 E. Princeton St. 407-246-4278. mennellomuseum.org

Southern Folk
Through September 27
Work by folk artists living in the South, including Aylene Harris, Taft Richardson, Eddy Mumma, Jerry Coker, Kurt Zimmerman, O.L. Samuels, Purvis Young, Howard Finster, Bessie Harvey and others.

MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. $1-$3. 445 N. Park Ave., 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 E. Central Blvd. 407-836-8500. thehistorycenter.org

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
September 10
Jan C. Garavaglia, M.D., host of the Dr. G Medical Examiner television series, who has made guest appearances on Larry King Live, Oprah and Rachel Ray, will talk about hosting the TV show and her work as the chief medical examiner for the Orange-Osceola County Medical Examiner’s Office. Noon-1 p.m. Free.
 
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.

Retro Game Night
September 18
Classic games throughout the museum—Candy Land, Monopoly, Mystery Date, Uno, Yahtzee, video games, and more—along with nostalgic treats and a cash bar. Retro attire encouraged. Ages 18 and up. 7 p.m.–midnight. $5, free for members.

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

1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights, UCF Alumni and Faculty
September 3
The UCF Art Alumni Chapter will feature selected works in a variety of media.
 Jerry Pinkney: Aesop’s Fables and Other Tails through November 1 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.

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-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Crosby Observatory open Saturdays 7 p.m.-10 p.m. $8.95-$14.95. 777 E. Princeton St. 407-514-2000. osc.org

India in Central Florida
September 12
Highlights of India’s science and technology advancements from the ancient to the modern world. Indian art, food, fashion, jewelry, music and dance will be offered throughout day to educate guests on the cultural richness of this community. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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
September 12-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. Opening reception September 12 at 6 p.m.