Modernism Museum Mount Dora
Explore how Wharton Esherick, the so-called ‘Dean of American Craftsmen’ has influenced art at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora. Each exhibition is wonderfully unique and pays homage to the modernist movement in its own way. Popular artists who have work displayed here include Sam Maloof, Arthur Espenet Carpenter and George Nakashima.
Mennello Museum of American Art
The permanent exhibition at Mennello Museum is the largest public art collection in the state of Florida. There are also regularly changing exhibitions that offer visitors the chance to see something new and special every time they visit. The museum itself is nestled in a picturesque spot on the shore of Lake Formosa. Its sculpture garden is always open for the public to explore and the walking path merges with the city’s Urban Trail pedestrian and cycle path.
SAK Comedy Lab
If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Whose Line is it Anyway, you’ll love the SAK Comedy Lab, where live improv comedy performances are the name of the game and have been for almost 40 years. With stories, songs and some unlikely characters, the performers here make the show interactive, energetic and above all, hilarious.
Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The vision at the Dr Phillips Center is to provide Arts for Every Life, and with an events schedule that includes ballet, orchestra, jazz, rock and Broadway performances, it more than delivers. Located in downtown Orlando, the center is a great place to for the whole family thanks to an educational programme which engages all ages.
African Art Gallery
By fostering relationships with African leaders over the past 35 years and building schools, hospitals and bridges, Rawlvan R. Bennett has acquired the largest collection of African bronze sculptures in the world. It comprises almost 2,000 pieces from across the African continent, with some pieces dating as far back as the 17th century.