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Artsy Orlando: Top Orlando Museums and Galleries
Explore the other side of the Orlando area with a visit to its best museums, art galleries, performance halls and more, a few of which we’ve listed below as a starting point for your adventures. Check out our concierge service to plan your next trip to Orlando.
Orlando Museum of Art
Open since 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art has been the cornerstone of the Orlando-area art community for over 90 years. The museum presents around 12 unique exhibits annually, offers a number of student programs and features collections of contemporary graphic art, African art and American pre and post-war work, all by artists from varying regions and epochs.
2416 North Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32789
Article originally written on Dec 1, 2014. Updated on Dec 22, 2019.
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
Regarded as one America’s premier sculptors of the 20th century, Albin Polasek was one of the most skilled masters of depicting movement in sculpture. Nearly half of the 400 works he created during his lifetime or on display at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. The museum was a gift from the artist, opened to the public after his death in 1965.
633 Osceola Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Morse Museum of American Art
The Morse Museum of American Art is dedicated to the country’s decorative arts created between the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. The museum’s most famous collection is comprised of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the son of Tiffany and Co. founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, whose influence visibly impacted his son’s work. Tiffany was an American artist and designer whose specialty was stained glass, and the Morse Museum of American Art has been regarded as the most comprehensive and notable exhibit of his work.
445 North Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
The Orlando Odditorium is the Orlando branch of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and while the organization might be a little more commercial than cultured, there is certainly something inside for anyone with an affinity towards the weird and wacky. Sixteen galleries throughout the Odditorium house exhibits that do well to uphold the Ripley name, from a life-size replica of the tallest man ever to a 25-foot-tall Jimi Hendrix statue made entire of playing cards.
8201 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Orlando Ballet Company
The Orlando Ballet Company is one of America’s premier dance companies, with an acclaimed director and a cast of performers from all over the world. The company performs original and classic ballets from October to April each year, with a limited number of show times.
Shows can be enjoyed at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, and the Orlando ballet employs only the world’s best dancers, thanks to their partnership with the industry-renowned Orlando Ballet School.
1111 North Orange Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789