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Mennello Museum of American Art

Address: 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone Number: 407 246 4278
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Ranked #50 of 85 Attractions in Orlando
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Winter Springs, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am a student at Florida State College of Jacksonville and recently took a course in Humanities: American Art which I enjoyed immensely. It was a requirement, not part of my major. Short story long... We were assigned a museum project so I chose to find an American Indian Museum in central Florida and in my research I found Mennello... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Mennello Museum of American Art is a little gem of a museum in a beautiful setting on Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park. The permanent exhibit is a display of vibrant folk art paintings by Earl Cunningham. I enjoyed learning about the artist and also about how Marilyn Mennello acquired almost all of his works which inspired the establishment... More

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Mennello is a small museum in downtown Orlando, a part of Orlando that few visitors ever see. This is a young museum that is celebrating its 15th anniversary. During my visit, it had an extensive exhibition of "Art of the American West" and the paintings of Earl Cunningham. It was a wonderful experience. It is located in a beautiful... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,586 reviews 1,586 reviews
881 attraction reviews
1,502 helpful votes 1,502 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This museum has a permanent exhibit of Earl Cunningham paintings, a local folk artist, in half the museum. The other half is a changing exhibit. The current one is Southwestern Allure, paintings from Santa Fe, NM in the early part of the 1900s. These are wonderful examples of SW art which we previously saw at the Boca Art Museum, but... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

There are only a few days left to see this great exhibit of Florida art and culture. The pictures and stories of Rob Sorter's Florida experiences were fascinating. Earl Cunningham's bold paintings of old Florida were amazing with the vivid colors and minute details. A lot of Florida history in those paintings. Eugene Savage's Seminole paintings were a lovely depiction... More

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Casselberry, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I went to see the display of Seminole Indian artwork and expected a collection of artwork by Seminoles, not two artists who depicted the Seminole life style. There was a very small collection of authentic Seminole clothing, jewelry, and toys, and I was very pleased to be able to meet the owner of these items, Mr. Reeves, and talk with... More

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Daytona Beach Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

marvelous museum jewel in the heart of Winter park.Great way to spend a few hours...walk throught he exhibits, walk through the sculpture garden..and have lunch,dinner,drinks in the Winter Park location.

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Venice, FL
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184 reviews 184 reviews
63 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This small museum really focuses on the art of one artist, Earl Cunningham. His oil on hardboard paintings are primitive and very colorful. A documentary film plays on a small tv. Currently there is also a small exhibit from the Smithsonian of African art. The surrounding grounds has a few pieces of sculpture that appear permanent and a temporary exhibit... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Please take head and do not visit this Museum. Recently the Central Florida Cultural Organizations were hosting a swap event among similar groups, There were six sites which allowed access through membership with one of the other groups. The Mennello was one listed on the promotion, however when we arrived we were promptly advised we could not use our other... More

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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The museum is in the old Phillips house. He was one of the original orange tree magnates in central Florida. The museum has a permanent collection of Cunningham, a self-taught New England artist. Exhibits of outsider art change regularly. The gift store is good.

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