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Cornell Fine Arts Museum

1000 Holt Ave., Rollins College, Winter Park, FL 32789
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Winter Park
Type: Art Museums
Description: Houses 19th-century American art, a few of the European Old Masters and a huge collection of vintage watch keys.
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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A free exhibit, on the grounds of Rollins College. Rotating and permanent exhibits and on saturday they hold a guided tour for much added value.

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Kudos to this small but mighty museum, for offering both the new and old, in the art world. All galleries were tastefully arranged, and the fact that admission was free on a hot Labor Day week-end, made it all the better. Parking easy and especially delineated for visitors to the museum, though signage for parking could be better (we asked... More

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Small college museum in pretty winter park. It has some nice pieces and is free for 2014. Nice to pop in for a quick visit, they offer special exhibits sometimes and first Friday of the moth they are open till 8

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Ferndown, Dorset
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Enjoyed visiting this museum. Unfortunately we missed the Matisse exhibition by a few days. It is worth 'phoning ahead to see what is on display. We also took advantage of strolling around the lovely Rollins college campus. Attractive Spanish-Mediterranean style buildings and beautifully maintained grounds. Worth a visit.

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Lakeland, Fl
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

To start, the museum is on the Rollins College campus which is worth looking at in and of itself. To get to the museum, turn left at the light off of Fairbanks into the campus's gated entrance and then left on Holt Avenue to the end of the road. There are a few parking spots in front of the museum... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The intimacy of the gallery is matched by the often very hip juxtaposition of traditional and more post modern mediums of expression such as photographs and mixed media. The exhibit I commented on during a public talk in September, for example was a display of Florida birds done in three dimensional painted paper shapes representative of the species the artist... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

After visiting the Morse Museum, one naturally wants to see the Cornell because it is just a few blocks away and shares a history and legacy with the Morse The Bessemer Trust is currently underwriting free admission, so this is an especially good time to visit. This is a small college teaching museum, so it utilizes a thematic approach. There... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a small museum sitting on the lakeside at Rollings College. It has an historical variety of art displayed in several rooms.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,445 helpful votes 1,445 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This museum is located on the campus of Rollins College right by a lake. It started in 1978--there is a permanent collection with some top notch artists and presently, there is a temporary exhibit of excellent Matisse prints. Interesting museum that is free to the public--they are open from 10 to 4 during the week and 12 to 5 on... More

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Florida City, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

While small in size it is impressive in what it presents and represents. We were fortunate to visit when a collection of Matisse etchings were being featured. The permanent collection is high quality and should be pleasing to various tastes.

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