Gay Orlando Arts & Culture: Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando has so much on offer for so many people! I know that it can be a stereotype, but local Gay populations generally do support and get involved with local arts.

For those newcomers to Orlando they might not realize that just north of downtown there is the great cultural hotspot that is Loch Haven Park! Home to numerous theaters and museums, today I am going to focus on it’s main art museum, appropriately named: “Orlando Museum of Art“.

Orlando Museum of Art was founded way back in 1924 and is an educational institution whose mission reflects the continued growth of Florida over the years. Since its inception, the Museum’s purpose has been to enrich the cultural life of Florida by providing excellence in the visual arts. It is now a leading cultural institution in the region that collects, preserves and interprets notable works of art by famous and undiscovered artists.

Annually, the Museum presents 10-12 exhibitions on-site and 13 exhibitions off-site, award-winning art enrichment programs, unlimited gallery tours, teacher in-service training programs, video programs, distinguished lectures, art appreciation lectures, studio classes and much, much more! These programs are implemented by the OMA’s staff, its Board of Trustees and more than 700 volunteers, many of whom are part of its membership of 5,000 individuals. It’s museum in Loch Haven Park is supported and sponsored by many bodies including the United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts campaign, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It has many permanent displays and pieces on loan from around the world.

Right now it’s exhibitions include; Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape which contains pieces from world renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Life Stories: American Portraits Past and Present featuring the likes of John Singer Sargent and Robert Henri, Living in Style: African Art of Everyday Life, Aztec to Zapotec II, Currents in Contemporary Art and much more!

Interested in visiting the Museum? Here is it’s address: 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803-1483. Gallery Hours are
Tues-Fri: 10am to 4pm, Sat-Sun: Noon to 4pm. It is Closed Mondays & Major Holidays. Admission is just $8 for adults. It is the perfect afternoon out enjoying the local arts and culture in Orlando!

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