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Orlando Museum of Art, Loch Haven Park

Orlando, FL
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Orlando Museum of Art, Loch Haven Park, Orlando FL

Description

Orlando Museum of Art is in a modern building with large windows. Outside there is a fountain and an unusual set of sculptures, like people standing oddly around. Inside there is a fascinating exhibit of Peruvian and Costa Rican objects, such as jewelry, goblets, and architectural decorations, made of gold, stone, and turquoise. They are so beautiful, and from so long ago! I had never seen archaeological objects from these countries before.
The traveling exhibits can be fantastic at this museum. I saw a large exhibit by Maya Lin that were truly inspiring.
The Orlando Museum of Art is in a museum park called Loch Haven Park where you can find the excellent Orlando Science Center, which is especially nice for kids, and the Mennello Museum of American Art which contains folk art by Earl Cunningham, but was closed during open hours when I came. Outside the Mennello Museum of American Art is a modern-art sculpture garden on the lake which you can walk around for free. A bike path runs through it, plus a map showing good routes for biking around Orlando.

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The museum has big windows looking out on several lakes.
The museum has big windows looking out on several lakes.
Loch Haven Park with its winding paths and pretty lampposts.
Loch Haven Park with its winding paths and pretty lampposts.
Modern art sculpture on Lake Formosa, by the Mennello Museum of American Art.
Modern art sculpture on Lake Formosa, by the Mennello Museum of American Art.
Big oak tree by Mennello Museum of American Art.
Big oak tree by Mennello Museum of American Art.
Biking on the Orlando Urban Trail which goes through Loch Haven Park.
Biking on the Orlando Urban Trail which goes through Loch Haven Park.
Modern art sculpture by the Mennello Museum of American Art.
Modern art sculpture by the Mennello Museum of American Art.

Directions

Orlando Museum of Art is located at 2416 N. Mills Ave, Orlando FL 32803, call (407) 896-4231.
Open Tues-Fri 10-4, Sat and Sun 12-4. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military, $5 for children aged 4-17 and for college students.

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Last Updated Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:16:53 GMT