The Orlando Art Museum has been a staple in Central Florida since its founding in 1924. As the city transformed from sleepy orange groves to a bustling metropolis, the Orlando Art Museum expanded its offerings in hopes of inspiring visitors’ creativity and passion. What started as a small group of artists showcasing their work is well on its way to becoming a world-class museum.
With three new exhibits including work from Botticelli, O’Keefe, and Rembrandt, the Orlando Art Museum is quickly establishing itself as the cultural hub of not only Orlando but all of Florida. Joining beloved exhibitions such as “Louis Dewis: An Artist’s Life in France,” the museum’s newest offerings connect visitors with art that will take them traveling across the world throughout history.
With more than 60 works of art ranging from the 14th to the 19th century, the European Old Master Painting Collection from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of its kind. See art history up close as you explore the formative centuries of European painting.
Luces y Sombras, translated as lights and shadows, is a stunning photography collection that captures Mexico’s modern history, starting in the 1930s to the present day. The exhibit, provided by the Bank of America “Art in Our Communities” program, is a vivid testimony to Mexican culture, architecture, and the people who make up its diverse landscape.
When you live here, it can be easy to take Florida’s natural environments for granted. Cathedrals of Florida: Masterworks by Clyde Butcher captures the stunning beauty of wild Florida. The collection, featuring several large-scale photographs of both the Everglades and the endangered wetlands, is a champion for preserving the sanctity of Florida’s natural lands.
The Orlando Art Museum is quickly establishing itself as the cultural hub of not only Orlando but all of Florida.In addition to three new collections, the recent renovations at the museum included a refresh of its galleries. The museum store, OMA Design Store, offers products, books, and gifts inspired by the world of art, as well as curated artworks made by local creatives.
The Orlando Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Located in Loch Haven Park, we encourage visitors to utilize one of the many public transportation options available. For SunRail Riders, the Orlando Art Museum is just a short walk from the AdventHealth train station. Lynx users can take Link 125. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit omart.org.