Modernism Museum Dine and Learn Luncheon and Dinner
Sep
19
12:30 PM12:30

Modernism Museum Dine and Learn Luncheon and Dinner

LAKE AND ORANGE COUNTIES: A CENTURY OF CHANGE

Join the Modernism Museum and Jim Crescitelli at 1921 Mount Dora for a discussion about the history of West Orange County and the Lake Apopka region through the people who settled here. Native Americans, pioneers drawn from the Deep South, farmers and citrus workers, and people brought here by 20th century theme parks and the aerospace industry all shaped this part of Central Florida. Photographs from the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation archive tell a story of boom times and rapid growth, severe downturns in the citrus industry, the demise of Lake Apopka, and the renaissance that began in the late 1990s.

Jim Crescitelli is the Program Director for the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. He’s been interested in the history of West Orange County and the Lake Apopka region since moving here in 1978 from New York. He began photographing the area and gathering its history through books, newspapers, and the recollections of residents.

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Choose the luncheon (12:30 pm-2:00pm), or the Dinner session (6:30-8:00pm). Limited seating is available. Price is $35, and includes a three- course, prix-fixe menu with the lecture.

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THIS IS NOT REALITY—THE ART OF RENÉ MAGRITTE (LUNCHEON)
Oct
16
12:30 PM12:30

THIS IS NOT REALITY—THE ART OF RENÉ MAGRITTE (LUNCHEON)

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents its October Dine & Learn, titled This is Not Reality—The Art of René Magritte featuring art historian Adrienne Lee. Both a luncheon and dinner are available. The lunch lecture and meal will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at 12:30 PM (luncheon) at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe luncheon menu. 

Join the Modernism Museum and Adrienne Lee as we explore one of the greatest figures of the Surrealist movement, Belgian artist René Magritte. In This is Not Reality: The Art of René Magritte, we will pull back the curtain and unravel the mysteries that abound in the influential work of Magritte! Magritte, a reserved and private man, used repeated motifs and puns frequently in his artwork. Together we will learn how this playful artist with a dark sense of humor created his own brand of Surrealism. 

Adrienne H. Lee is an artist, art historian and writer active in Central Florida since 2008. She has also written about Central Florida’s creative community for Artborne Magazine and ArtScene Press. Adrienne partners with local art organizations to produce insightful classes and lectures that make art history accessible to everyone. Adrienne has been an instructor with the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning teaching art history in a continuing education environment since spring 2018. 

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

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THIS IS NOT REALITY—THE ART OF RENÉ MAGRITTE (DINNER)
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

THIS IS NOT REALITY—THE ART OF RENÉ MAGRITTE (DINNER)

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents its October Dine & Learn, titled This is Not Reality—The Art of René Magritte featuring art historian Adrienne Lee. Both a luncheon and dinner are available. The dinner lecture and meal will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30 PM at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu. 

Join the Modernism Museum and Adrienne Lee as we explore one of the greatest figures of the Surrealist movement, Belgian artist René Magritte. In This is Not Reality: The Art of René Magritte, we will pull back the curtain and unravel the mysteries that abound in the influential work of Magritte! Magritte, a reserved and private man, used repeated motifs and puns frequently in his artwork. Together we will learn how this playful artist with a dark sense of humor created his own brand of Surrealism. 

Adrienne H. Lee is an artist, art historian and writer active in Central Florida since 2008. She has also written about Central Florida’s creative community for Artborne Magazine and ArtScene Press. Adrienne partners with local art organizations to produce insightful classes and lectures that make art history accessible to everyone. Adrienne has been an instructor with the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning teaching art history in a continuing education environment since spring 2018. 

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

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Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East (Luncheon)
Nov
13
12:30 PM12:30

Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East (Luncheon)

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents its November Dine & Learn, titled Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East featuring Dr. Louise Kane on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at a 12:30 PM luncheon . The event will take place at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe luncheon (12:30 PM) or dinner (6:30 PM) menu. 

Join Dr. Kane and the Modernism Museum as we explore the fascinating influence of the Far East upon forms of American art, literature, and culture. From portraiture and sculpture to the tea ceremony, art from places like Japan, China, and Vietnam had a profound, multi-disciplinary impact on Western forms of art, including painting, furniture design, and cinema. In this Dine & Learn, we go back to the 1890s and trace how Eastern art began to have an increasing influence on the West, then move forward to explore the many ways East and West continue to collide in the present day. 

Born and raised in London, Dr. Louise Kane is currently the Assistant Professor of Global Modernisms at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Kane earned her BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and her PhD from De Montfort University. Her research is centered around literary Modernism and she has published widely on the subject of early avant-garde literary magazines and artistic movements, such as Dada and Surrealism. 

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

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Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East (Dinner)
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East (Dinner)

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents its next Dine & Learn, titled Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East featuring Dr. Louise Kane on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 for a 6:30 PM dinner. The event will take place at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe luncheon (12:30 PM) or dinner (6:30 PM) menu. 

Join Dr. Kane and the Modernism Museum as we explore the fascinating influence of the Far East upon forms of American art, literature, and culture. From portraiture and sculpture to the tea ceremony, art from places like Japan, China, and Vietnam had a profound, multi-disciplinary impact on Western forms of art, including painting, furniture design, and cinema. In this Dine & Learn, we go back to the 1890s and trace how Eastern art began to have an increasing influence on the West, then move forward to explore the many ways East and West continue to collide in the present day. 

Born and raised in London, Dr. Louise Kane is currently the Assistant Professor of Global Modernisms at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Kane earned her BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and her PhD from De Montfort University. Her research is centered around literary Modernism and she has published widely on the subject of early avant-garde literary magazines and artistic movements, such as Dada and Surrealism. 

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

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FLORIDA’S 3 MARJORIES: MARJORIE CARR, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS AND MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS
Jun
21
12:30 PM12:30

FLORIDA’S 3 MARJORIES: MARJORIE CARR, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS AND MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS

Join us for a Modernism Museum Dine and Learn - Lunch and Dinner Session Reservations can be made through the Modernism Museum at 352-385-0034

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents our next Dine & Learn: Florida’s 3 Marjories: Marjorie Carr, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings featuring award-winning writer and historian Leslie Kemp Poole on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 12:30 PM (luncheon) and 6:30 PM (dinner). The event will take place at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe menu.

Join the Modernism Museum and Leslie Kemp Poole in a discussion of Florida’s 3 Marjories: Marjorie Carr, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. All three women established a legacy of ecological stewardship in Florida. Marjorie Carr created the Florida Defenders of the Environment and organized a movement that stopped the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Marjory Stoneman Douglas is notable for her work establishing the Everglades National Park. Rawlings, who wrote “The Yearling” in 1938, was inspired by her home, which was later restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places. “The Yearling” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939.


LESLIE KEMP POOLE  Award-winning writer and historian.

LESLIE KEMP POOLE

Award-winning writer and historian.

Her most recent book is Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century (2015). A fourth-generation Floridian, Poole has long been interested in the role of women in the state’s environmental movement and how they were saving the state’s important natural resources even before they were able to vote. Poole is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Rollins College and received her PhD in History from the University of Florida in 2012. Her articles have been published in many academic journals and she regularly presents her papers at history conferences. Prior to working in academia, Poole was a reporter for several newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel, where she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

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DINING ON THE BALCONY OF EUROPE: EXPLORING GEORGIAN CUISINE
May
22
12:30 PM12:30

DINING ON THE BALCONY OF EUROPE: EXPLORING GEORGIAN CUISINE

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents our next Dine & Learn: Dining on the Balcony of Europe: Exploring Georgian Cuisine. The Wednesday, May 22 event features a presentation by Dr. Michael Denner at 12:30 PM (luncheon) and 6:30 (dinner). The Dine and Learn will take place at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe menu. 

Join the Modernism Museum and Dr. Denner as we explore the rich and layered culinary history of the country of Georgia. Its location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe has brought travelers, merchants, missionaries and conquerors of all kinds and creeds. Georgia’s cultural heritage spans thousands of years, and the many foreign influences have resulted in a food culture that is distinct from any European or Asian cuisine. 

Dr. Michael Denner is the director of Stetson University’s program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, director of Stetson’s Honors Program, and editor of The Tolstoy Studies Journal. Dr. Denner has published extensively on pan-Slavic politics, history and art, and he has recently published a Russian-language cookbook which is devoted to traditional Georgian vegetarian/ vegan recipes. A variety of Georgian beers and wines will be available for purchase. 

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available. 

(Niko Pirosmani (1862-1918), A Family Celebration (1907), The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow) 

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APRIL 17 DINE AND LEARN DINNER ~ REBEL LONDON: RADICAL MINDS
Apr
17
12:30 PM12:30

APRIL 17 DINE AND LEARN DINNER ~ REBEL LONDON: RADICAL MINDS

Dr. Louise Kane

Dr. Louise Kane

In conjunction with the Modernism Museum’s David Bowie exhibition, Dr. Louise Kane explores the radical figures whose rebellious art movements, literary works, and friendship circles enabled the development of London as a hotbed for cultural, musical, and artistic experiments that enabled people like Bowie to make their own new art forms in the 1960s and onwards. Beginning in the early 1910s, the lecture talks the audience through movements like Wyndham Lewis’s Vorticism movement, the Futurist movement that came into London via Italy and Paris, and the exciting new music scenes that began to unfold as jazz filtered into London from Harlem, New York.

Price of $35 includes 3-course prix fixe menu at 1921 Mount Dora. Choose Lunch Reservation (12:30pm -2:30pm) or Dinner Reservation (6:30pm-8:30pm). Reserve by calling the Modernism Museum at 352-385-0034.

(Photo: National Archives UK)

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JOIN US FOR A HISTORICAL, GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY
Mar
7
12:30 PM12:30

JOIN US FOR A HISTORICAL, GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY

The Modernism Museum’s March Dine and Learn will be an incredibly engaging session led by former teacher and art expert, Herve Le Guilloux.

With Renaissance Gastronomy. A passage between The Middle Ages and the Modern era, Mr. Le Guilloux will discuss the development and refinement of European cuisine from the 14th to 17th centuries.  Learn what shaped the diets of the era, as related through art, narratives and literature of the times. 

When did diet books first commonly appear? What might Leonardo da Vinci have eaten; what did his kitchen look like? What are the roots of the Italian cuisine we enjoy today? How were westernized table manners adopted and refined? Learn these, and other fun, fascinating fine points of the origins of current day gastronomy.  

From the educated classes and nobility, to the peasants and farmers - eating and the attainment of food in the Middle Ages evolved through cultural mores, and scientific and medical beliefs. Hear the interesting history of gastronomic practices and terminology, and how they evolved to define the social hierarchy of a culture. 

Price for this Dine and Learn session is $35, and includes a three-course dinner (Wednesday) or Luncheon (Thursday).

Luncheon - Thursday, March 7 at 12:30 at 1921 Mount Dora

Seating is Limited. Reserve by calling the museum at 352-385-0034.

(Painting: Joachim Beuckelaer, Fish Market)

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JOIN US FOR A HISTORICAL, GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

JOIN US FOR A HISTORICAL, GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY

The Modernism Museum’s March Dine and Learn will be an incredibly engaging session led by former teacher and art expert, Herve Le Guilloux.

With Renaissance Gastronomy. A passage between The Middle Ages and the Modern era, Mr. Le Guilloux will discuss the development and refinement of European cuisine from the 14th to 17th centuries.  Learn what shaped the diets of the era, as related through art, narratives and literature of the times. 

When did diet books first commonly appear? What might Leonardo da Vinci have eaten; what did his kitchen look like? What are the roots of the Italian cuisine we enjoy today? How were westernized table manners adopted and refined? Learn these, and other fun, fascinating fine points of the origins of current day gastronomy.  

From the educated classes and nobility, to the peasants and farmers - eating and the attainment of food in the Middle Ages evolved through cultural mores, and scientific and medical beliefs. Hear the interesting history of gastronomic practices and terminology, and how they evolved to define the social hierarchy of a culture. 

Price for this Dine and Learn session is $35, and includes a three-course dinner (Wednesday) or Luncheon (Thursday).

Dinner - Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 at 1921 Mount Dora

Seating is Limited. Reserve by calling the museum at 352-385-0034.

(Painting: Joachim Beuckelaer, Fish Market)

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SEVERED HEADS: THE POWER OF WOMEN IN 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY ART
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

SEVERED HEADS: THE POWER OF WOMEN IN 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY ART

Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Associate Professor of Art History, Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Central Florida, will examine Mannerist and Baroque depictions of some of art history’s most notorious women. Discover what Judith, Salome, Susanna, Medusa, and all their sisters have to say about the place and power of women through the centuries.

This Dine & Learn, presented by the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, will take place at the Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe luncheon (12:30 PM) or dinner (6:30 PM) menu.

 Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

(Painting: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Beheading Holofernes (c.1620), Galleria Uffizi)

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SEVERED HEADS: THE POWER OF WOMEN IN 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY ART
Feb
22
12:30 PM12:30

SEVERED HEADS: THE POWER OF WOMEN IN 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY ART

Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Associate Professor of Art History, Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Central Florida, will examine Mannerist and Baroque depictions of some of art history’s most notorious women. Discover what Judith, Salome, Susanna, Medusa, and all their sisters have to say about the place and power of women through the centuries.

This Dine & Learn, presented by the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, will take place at the Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe luncheon (12:30 PM) or dinner (6:30 PM) menu.

 Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.

(Painting: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Beheading Holofernes (c.1620), Galleria Uffizi)

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