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September 2018

Soldier’s Home: Veterans’ Art in Central Florida

September 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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J. A. Smith, Untitled (Peace), 8x8”, 1918 In 1917, upon America's entry into World War I, J. André Smith, founder of the Maitland Art Center (formerly known as the Research Studio), enlisted in the Army Reserve and received officer’s training. He first served with a camouflage unit and then joined as the senior officer and commander in a war art program, consisting of eight professional artists to document the activities of the American Expeditionary Force in France. Smith designed the…

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J. André Smith and the Art of Camouflage

September 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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In 1917, upon America’s entry into World War I, J. André Smith, founder of the Maitland Art Center (formerly known as the Research Studio), enlisted in the Army Reserve and received officer’s training. He first served with a camouflage unit and then joined as the senior officer and commander in a war art program, consisting of eight professional artists to document the activities of the American Expeditionary Force in France. Smith designed the Distinguished Service Cross, and after the war,…

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November 2018

Holidays at the Waterhouse

November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum, 820 Lake Lily Drive
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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Step in to Christmas past and explore Christmas traditions of the Victorian era with all of its décor and charm. See how Maitland’s early residents celebrated the holidays as the Waterhouse Residence Museum converted for this annual tradition. Special Candlelight Tours will be offered the evening of December 1, 5:00-8:00pm, to coincide with the city of Maitland's tree lighting event. Admission includes entry to the Carpentry Shop Museum.

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January 2019

Maitland and African American Experiences

January 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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J. André Smith, Churchgoers, Eatonville, oil on Masonite, ca. 1940, 35 ¼ x 29 ¼, Collection of Art & History Museums–Maitland, CM72.02.09 The Art & History Museums–Maitland opens two exhibitions highlighting resident African American experiences and the intertwined histories of Maitland and Eatonville: Maitland and African American Experiences Then & Now: J. André Smith and Jane Turner at the Maitland Art Center, and Maitland and African American Experiences: Marked, Unmarked, Remembered at the Maitland Historical Museum. J. André Smith and Jane…

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June 2019

Pressed Editions: Experimental Contemporary Prints

June 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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Pressed Editions: Experimental Contemporary Prints presents the rich complexity of, and technical and material innovations in contemporary printmaking. It showcases works by innovative individual printmakers based in Central Florida and by UCF’s Flying Horse Editions, a nationally acclaimed printmaking-publishing research studio that has collaborated with internationally renowned artists. This exhibition comprises mixed media works, 3D multiples, and prints made with experimental processes of such traditional printmaking techniques as intaglios and photogravures, as well as with a use of digital technologies…

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Etched in Time

June 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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Left: J. André Smith, Santa Maria Della Salute, etching on paper, ca. 1914 | Right: etching plate used to make the print. Explore the history of nineteenth and twentieth century etchings used in print as a way to share images long before the age of Instagram. The exhibition features J. Andre Smith's printing press used to create prints from etched metal plates, which include images of Smith's experiences in WWI and several trips throughout Europe. The exhibit also contains several…

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September 2019

Sweet, Fresh, Juicy: Florida Citrus in Art and History

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.
Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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  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…

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February 2020

The Exotic Realms of Jules André Smith

February 14 - July 26
Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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Feb. 14 - July 26, 2020

The Exotic Realms of Jules André Smith  explores Smith’s extensive body of work, including paintings, watercolors, sculptures, concrete reliefs, theatre set designs, architectural drawings and architectural ornamentation. Through this exhibition, we hope to understand more about his 1937-1942 designs for the Research Studio, which he called “Espero,” or Hope. Awarded the National Historic Landmark distinction for being one of the last remaining examples of Mayan Revival architecture in the southeastern United States, the Center features hundreds of relief carvings depicting Christian and Pagan gods and figures from a variety of religions and cultures. Exotic Realms invites you to step into these fantastical worlds, and learn more about the man who created them.

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Building Maitland

February 14 - August 16
Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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Feb. 14 - Aug. 16, 2020

The city of Maitland’s architectural landscape has changed seemingly with each decade. The orange groves of the early 1900s gave way to new businesses and homes, springing up to support the families moving to the area in droves. In the Maitland Historical Museum, Building Maitland examines the architectural evolution that the city has undergone in the last century. From Victorian houses, to mid-century modern shopping plazas, to ultra-modern apartment buildings, the story of the city’s growth can be told by the buildings of each era.

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June 2020

100th Year Celebration of Artist Dorothy Gillespie

June 25 @ 11:00 am - July 5 @ 4:00 pm
Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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Dorothy Gillespie In honor of Dorothy Gillespie’s 100th birthday on June 29th, 2020, Art and History Museums - Maitland, in connection with the greater Central Florida celebration, will host a special exhibition featuring four of her sculptural works from the permanent collection. From June 25th through July 5th, the colorful metal sculptures will be on view in the Mayan Courtyard and at the Germaine Marvel Building.

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