Private art collectors share their loot at the Orlando Museum of Art


PROMO: This spring, Central Florida will have a unique opportunity to preview private art collections from collectors across the state of Florida. State of Excellence: Treasures from Florida’s Private Collections opens Jan. 26 with a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. for OMA members and the general public.

Highlights of the exhibition include paintings by 17e Dutch masters of the century, 19e and 20e French and American impressionist century and 20e century European and American modernists and abstract expressionists. The sculpture is represented with bronzes by Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle and Käthe Kollwitz. Decorative art includes examples of French Art Nouveau furniture and glass, American arts and crafts furniture, American fine pottery, and early Steuben glass. Special attention in the exhibition is historical photography. Selected from four vast state collections, 48 ​​period photographs on display offer a mini overview of the medium from its early decades in the 1840s to the mid-1920s.e century.

“Collecting art is a passionate and thoughtful endeavor. For most of the collectors whose works are presented here, the pursuit of art acquisition is an additional joyful calling; for some, it has become their main occupation. This exhibition is based on their desire to share their passion and these exceptional works of art from their collections with the public, ”said Dr Jennifer Hardin, guest curator of the exhibition.

This exhibition is the first to feature a comprehensive state-wide study of significant collections of American and European art.

“The Orlando Museum of Art believes it is important to recognize this aspect of collecting in the state and the contribution these collectors make to Florida’s diverse and vibrant cultural life. State of excellence is an opportunity for the Museum to educate and inspire others about this rewarding quest, ”said Hansen Mulford, Museum Curator.

The opening reception will include a cash bar, free soft drinks and free entry for members. Visitors pay only $ 10. The exhibition will be visible from January 26 to April 29, 2018.


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