Operating as a non-profit, the Orlando Museum of Art exhibits collections from local, national, and global roots. In addition to permanent exhibits, nearly a dozen traveling collections are displayed over the course of a year. Situated in Loch Haven Park, a cultural park, the museum has operated since 1924 and has also been accredited by the American Alliances of Museums.
Always at the museum is a collection of African artifacts such as dolls, headdresses, and aprons. Another permanent collection is from the ancient Americas, which includes ceremonial pieces, jewelry, pottery, and carvings made of jade and stone. On a self-guided tour, you may read about the multiple cultures represented here and learn of each artifact’s social significance. In another wing of the museum is the collection of sculpture, portraiture, and landscapes from American artists working from the colonial period through 1945. The museum’s gallery of contemporary art features bold creations in print and textiles. Over 270 prints are located in the gallery of graphics.
Plan Your Quiet Getaway
A visit to the Orlando Museum of Art typically lasts an hour or two. You will find plenty of free parking in front of the museum. Admission for adults is $10; visitors age 65 or older, $7; those of age 4-17, $5. Kids under 3 are free. Purchase your tickets at the museum or online.
Top Tip: College students should bring their school identification to receive admission discounts.