Maitland Art Center
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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.


Film Stories

March 14 – May 25, 2014

Artist Nancy Cervenka takes a lifelong passion working with movie film to new heights with sculptures that honor the disappearing medium. Cervenka manipulates long strands of coiled celluloid into one-of-a-kind twisting objects of beauty giving new life and meaning to the movie clips.

Maitland Art Center Galleries, Galleries 1-3

Moving Pictures

March 14 – April 20, 2014

Moving Pictures is a collection of watercolor studies and digital images captured while artist Joyce Ely-Walker traveled across the country by train. “The landscape images flashing past me – sometimes a blur of trees, sky and earth, then clarity of buildings or a lone water tower – began to create a narrative.” The artist went on to further investigate moving imagery in her studio, creating “narrative moments,” where mind and memory converged.

Maitland Art Center Galleries, Gallery 4

Image: Joyce Ely-Walker: Top Speed


Camera Works

Photographs: A&H Permanent Collection

April 25 – May 25, 2014

Selected photography works from the A&H permanent collection. This photography exhibition showcases diverse highlights emphasizing the medium’s depth as a visual art form.

Maitland Art Center Galleries, Gallery 4

Image: George Tice


June 6 – August 10, 2014

Opening Reception: June 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Featuring artwork by André Smith, Kevin Haran, Steven Gregory and Ellen Susan.

Battlefield explores the various relationships that exist during war and conflict. This thought-provoking exhibition brings together works by J. André Smith and his experience as an artist sent to the front lines, in contrast to a broad range of powerful artworks by contemporary artists working today. Each artist brings a unique perspective to a challenging subject. This exhibition is complimented by the concurrent exhibitions at the Waterhouse Residence Museum, Maitland Historical Museum, and Telephone Museum. The common theme across all five A&H museums provides visitors with a multidisciplinary perspective.

Maitland Art Center Galleries




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.


Contact Info
231 W. Packwood Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407.539.2181
Fax: 888.316.5729
Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Closed Major Holidays
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Sunday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Closed Major Holidays
Seniors (55 & older): $2.00
Children (4-18 years): $2.00
Children (3 & under): FREE
Members: FREE
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