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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SYBIL GAGE LIVE AT THE MODERNISM MUSEUM!
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

SYBIL GAGE LIVE AT THE MODERNISM MUSEUM!

Sybil Gage will be performing an intimate concert just across the street from 1921 Mount Dora at the Modernism Museum on Saturday, November 16. Stop by and see us for Happy Hour before the performance.

Born and raised in New Orleans Sybil Gage had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world. A typical evening with Gage will include the legendary music of Professor Longhair and James Booker, fun tunes from Smiley Lewis and Jesse Hill and Eddie Bo, blues from Elmore James, Little Willie John, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Etta James, Gus Cannon, as well as many of her own award winning original contributions.

Sybil has opened for such diverse acts as John Waite, Zydeco Queen Rosie Ledet, Dave Mason, Big Bill Morgenfield, Pat Travers and also has shared the stage with Glen David Andrews and Marc Stone. Her stage is decorated with boas and hat boxes. She says they remind her of her days working in the Chris Owens Club on Bourbon St. as a costume valet. Gage has 2 outstanding CD’s of original material. Her debut CD RED (2007), rose to critical acclaim. NOLA Calling (2009) was nominated for “Best Self Produced CD” by the International Blues Competition ( IBC) in Memphis. WWOZ’s Gentilly Jr. says of NOLA Calling “ I was eagerly awaiting it’s release and I wasn’t disappointed. Great songwriting and musicianship”. Blues 411 says about NOLA Calling: ”Perfectly capturing the nuances, and soft yet harsh dichotomy that is New Orleans, Ms. Gage takes folks back for a visit. Those who have never been, can be introduced by one the city’s very own”.

Purchase tickets online here: ($20/Modernism Museum members; $30/nonmembers)

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Join Chef Josh Oakley at Cows and Cabs
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Join Chef Josh Oakley at Cows and Cabs

Grab your boots and dust off your cowboy hat! Cows ‘n Cabs is a food & wine stroll, featuring gourmet fare, wine, craft beer and crafted cocktails from 25+ local restaurants. We hope you’ll join us for this incredible evening Saturday, November 9th in Winter Park’s West Meadow. Cows ‘n Cabs benefits charities supporting children in need in Central Florida including After-School All-Stars and Elevate Orlando. Learn more, and purchase your tickets to this event, by clicking here.

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Enjoy A Special Halloween Happy Hour before Movie Night at the Modernism Museum
Oct
31
4:30 PM16:30

Enjoy A Special Halloween Happy Hour before Movie Night at the Modernism Museum

Spend your Halloween Happy Hour with us, then visit the Modernism Museum, as they celebrate Halloween and David Bowie with a special showing of Jim Henson’s cult classic and musical fantasy Labyrinth, starring David Bowie as the Goblin King. Dress up or dress down, but we’d love to see you decked out in your spooky best.

Admission: $5.00 members/$10.00 nonmembers. Doors at the museum open at 6:30. Movie begins at 7:00. Halloween movie snacks included. (Optional wine offering extra.) Reservations encouraged - CAll the museum directly at 352.385.0034

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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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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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Jazz and Blues Singer Judy Platt Live at the Modernism Museum
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Jazz and Blues Singer Judy Platt Live at the Modernism Museum

Just across the street, The Modernism Museum is pleased to welcome jazz and blues singer Judy Platt accompanied by Ed Krout on piano and Chuck Archard on bass. The concert will take place in the Modernism Museum gallery on Saturday, October 5th at 7:00pm (doors open 6:30 PM). A sparkling and white wine reception is included with your admission, which begins at 6:30pm. 

Stop for Happy Hour prior to the concert!

Experience the musical chemistry between Judy Platt and her trio as they perform many of the classic jazz and blues standards we all love. Judy Platt was born in Florida and grew up listening to the great American songbook and southern gospel. She says, "My parents turned on the radio every morning and I heard it all day. I started singing in the choir as soon as they'd let me and sang my first solo at age 6." She started performing professionally at age 18 and never stopped. For thirteen years, Judy worked for Walt Disney World in Orlando, singing, acting, dancing and traveling the world. In 1995 she moved to California. For 5 years she was a guest vocalist at the Pori Jazz Festival in Pori, Finland where she had the honor of performing with some of the greats -- James Moody, Mercer Ellington, Marion Petrescu, Onder Focan, to name a few. She moved back to Florida in 2018 and performs regularly across Florida with the wonderful Chuck Archard and Ed Krout, among others. 

Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes the wine reception which precedes the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting http://www.ezticketapp.com/?s=ez100648

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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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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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