Art Galleries You Have to Visit in Orlando

Mennello Museum of American Art
Mennello Museum of American Art | Entrance to Mennello Museum of American Art | © Matthew Kaiser/Flickr
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2 March 2018

The city of Orlando, Florida, may be known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World” across the globe, but it’s also home to some wonderful art galleries. Some of Orlando’s art galleries feature permanent pieces and collections, while others change their exhibitions every so often. To help you experience the best of O-Town’s artistic scene, here we highlight art galleries you have to visit in Orlando.

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Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany’s (1848–1933) works, including pottery, architectural objects, paintings, jewelry, leaded-glass windows and lamps, and even his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The Morse Museum also houses late 19th- and early 20th-century American artworks and occasionally hosts visiting exhibitions.

Mennello Museum of American Art

Located in the Howard Phillips’ house in the Loch Haven Park is the Mennello Museum of American Art, an art gallery and museum that celebrates traditional and contemporary American artists. The Mennello Museum offers permanent displays of paintings and sculptures, including a collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), as well as special exhibitions and programs.

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Anita S. Wooten Gallery

One of the art galleries you just have to visit while you’re in Orlando is the Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Velencia College, which offers an ever-changing collection of works from regional artists. It’s an active teaching gallery that showcases diverse displays of visual art to students and the public for free.

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Orlando Museum of Art

You have to visit the city’s namesake art museum while you’re in Orlando to take in the gallery’s beautiful building and the surrounding grounds of Loch Haven Park, if nothing else. Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is committed to promoting progressive and compelling artists who work in various media and styles by providing dozens of on- and off-site exhibitions, as well as art education and enrichment programs, lectures, and classes, each year.

Terrace Gallery, Orlando City Hall

The Terrace Gallery in Orlando City Hall houses permanent and rotating exhibitions from local, national, and interanationals artists all year long. It’s free and open to the public seven days a week, making it a gallery you have to visit while you’re in Orlando.

The Gallery at Mills Park

The Gallery at Mills Park regularly updates its exhibitions with new work from dozens of artists. Open Monday through Saturday, admission to The Gallery at Mills Park is free, so be sure to check it during your time in “The City Beautiful.”

Redefine Gallery

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando is the Redefine Gallery, an artistic space that has been celebrating contemporary, mixed-media, and street art since 2008. Redefine Gallery features new exhibits from regional and national every third Thursday of the month

Loud Gallery

Located in the Ivanhoe Village neighborhood of Orlando, Florida is Loud Gallery, an “art bar” and venue space that features rotating exhibitions of work by regional contemporary artists. Loud Gallery is a trendy, unique space that’s open late (until 2 a.m. on the weekends) and typically hosts at least one major event each month. It’s definately an art gallery you have to visit while in Orlando.

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