Discover Artistic and Architectural Inspiration in Maitland
The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith (1880-1959). This tradition continues at the Maitland Art Center today, with gallery exhibitions, art programming, and a strong curriculum of art instruction in an intimate atmosphere. Visit this historic, aesthetic gem set in the middle of busy Central Florida. The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast. The Center is recognized by the State of Florida as an historic site and is entered on the National Register of Historic Places.
August 22 – October 5, 2014
Featuring artists Maria Albornoz, Roberto Gonzalez, J. Tomás López, David David Figueroa and Edgar Sanchez Cumbas.
Hispanic artists are shaping visions and messages in contemporary art in a variety of ways. The artists represent diverse communities from Philadelphia to Miami, and use their work to highlight their personal journeys. Shown through a variety of media, the viewer is presented opportunities to compare and contrast similar and dissimilar messages. Click here for more information about this exhibition.
Maitland Art Center Galleries
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Discover Andre Smith
America’s first official WWI artist created an art colony in 1937 in Maitland, Florida, originally called The Research Studio. His 21-year tenure at the art center included friendships with Zora Neale Hurston, Mary Curtis Bok, and Annie Russell, while also serving as a location for invited artists to create their own work.