Sweet, Fresh, Juicy: Florida Oranges in Art and History
September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
The citrus industry had an enormous impact on Central Florida and Maitland in particular during the mid-20th century. This exhibition, which spans the Maitland Art Center Gallery and the Maitland Historical Museum, celebrates the region’s finest export.
In the Maitland Historical Museum, examine the rise and fall of the Central Florida citrus industry through a collection of historic citrus labels from some of Central Florida’s growers and packers, many on loan from the Orange County Regional History Center’s vast archives.
In the Maitland Art Center Gallery, we look at citrus as an inspiration in the large hyperrealist works of Ohio artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz, while honoring the citrus laborer in a recent work by sculptor Richard Munster and paintings by Art Center founder J. André Smith.
Sweet, Fresh, Juicy is sponsored by: