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Florida Byways With Jules Andr Smith And The Bok Fellows

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On view from January 21 August 14, 2022

While exploring the byways surrounding Maitland, such as Eatonville and Sanford, Art Center founder Jules André Smith created watercolors and drawings of parts of Florida that were typically unseen by the casual tourist. His works offer a rare glimpse of everyday life in some of Central Floridas African American communities in the 1930s. Many of the artists that stayed at the Art Center in the 1930s and 40s also created works that document the surrounding area, and will be featured in this exhibition.

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  • Taking Up Space: Contemporary Sculpture And Installation

    On view from May 20, 2022 through September 18, 2022

    This exhibition features two artists whose work explores volume and space. Jessica Caldas installation Living Hysterically is an immersive exhibition of multi-disciplinary works that explore womens lived experiences through three generations. Sculptural works by Maxwell Hartley reinterpret both natural and repurposed manmade elements in new ways.

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    Alfred Hair And The Highwaymen

    On view from February 4, 2022 through May 8, 2022

    Alfred Hair, known for his fast painting techniques, passed on his skills to many of the 26 Highwaymen artists. For a short time Alfred Hair and his wife lived in near Maitland, in Eatonville. This exhibition will explore Hairs contribution to the Highwaymen movement, as well as many of the other Highwaymen artists.

    Image courtesy of artist, Jessica Caldas

    Health And Safety Advisory

    Art &  History Museums  Maitland

    Per current CDC guidelines, masks are strongly recommended indoors at the A& H, including inside museums & classrooms.

    As you plan your visit, please take note of the following guidelines:

    • Masks are strongly recommended while indoors at our campus.
    • Maximum capacity in our museums has been reduced to allow for social distancing. Please remain at least six feet from other parties at all times.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at several stations throughout our museums for your convenience.
    • Enhanced sanitization procedures are in place daily to help keep you safe.

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    Maitland’s Own National Historic Landmark

    The A& Hs Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith . His legacy continues with contemporary art exhibitions in the galleries, two residency programs for professional artists, art programming, and a strong curriculum of art instruction in an intimate atmosphere. The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of Mayan Revival or fantasy architecture in the Southeast, which is one of the main reasons it was named the first National Historic Landmark in the four-county area of Central Florida.

    The A& Hs Maitland Art Center offers a more immersive and intimate experience than a static museum, and encourages visitors to take a closer look at the artists and the artistic process. Visit this historic, aesthetic gem set in the middle of busy Central Florida.

    Art And History Museums Maitland Announces First Annual Gala Fundraiser

    Art & History Museums Maitland will host A& H: The Art Party on March 26, from 7-10 p.m.

    The event raises critical funds for the Art & History Museums of Maitland as a National Historic Landmark as well as for its exhibitions and programming.

    Guests will have opportunities to interact with attending artists including Mär Martinez , Richard Munster , and PJ Svejda (, and to bid on paintings created live at the event. A& H staff will also be on-hand to assist guests with pulling a screen-printed poster or t-shirt of a design exclusive to the event.

    The event includes drinks and light bites curated by several of the best caterers in town. VIP guests will enjoy a Boku Sushi station, a private bar with unlimited complimentary drinks, and passed appetizers during a special cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m.

    The general ticket price is $65, and $150 for VIP. You can also impress your friends and purchase a VIP table for 8 for $1,000.

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    What Hotels Near Art & History Museums

    A delicious breakfast is a great way to kick start your day. If you want to stay at a hotel with breakfast near Art & History Museums – Maitland in Maitland, consider Sheraton Orlando North, Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Altamonte Springs/Maitland or Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando North Maitland. Be sure to book these popular hotels in advance!

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