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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. On September 30, 2014, the Maitland Art Center became the first National Historic Landmark in the four counties of Central Florida and one of only 44 located in Florida.


Art and the Subconscious: Salvador Dali and Andre SmithDali&CatSmall

January 16 – February 22, 2015

Influenced by the writings of psychologist Sigmund Freud, the Surrealists held firm beliefs that creativity came from deep within a person’s subconscious. This exhibition pairs A&H founder André Smith with one of the most prolific Surrealists of the twentieth century, Salvador Dalí. Two unique exhibits focusing on works that push the boundaries of the mysterious and irrational.



Cicero Greathouse: HybridsCicero 2

October 10 – December 21, 2014

In 2012, Cicero was given Andre Smith’s former studio in which to work and felt he was with him in spirit.  True to the essence of the Research Studio concept. Greathouse uses deconstructed cardboard containers  as ‘plates’ for the mono-prints in the exhibition.  Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Artist in Residence TWO: Leigh TarentinoLTarentino Small

October 10 – December 21, 2014

A former artist in residence, Tarentino will be displaying several series, including work inspired by her residency.  Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Maitland Art Center Galleries


For a look at the rest of our 2014/2015 season at A&H’s Maitland Art Center, please click here.


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.


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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