The Ledbetter Luxury Team is located right off of Park Avenue in Winter Park Florida, surrounded by a plethora of boutiques and restaurants.
Located near us is the beautiful Rollins College. The small liberal arts school offers over 35 majors to 3,000 students as well as provides graduate students MBA’s at the Crummer Graduate School of Business.
Come visit our personal favorite spot-on campus, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum that sits on Lake Virginia.
The Ledbetter Luxury Team is located right off of Park Avenue in Winter Park, so it only seemed fitting to make our fist community feature about one of our favorite spots on the beautiful campus, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.
The small liberal arts school offers over 35 majors to 3,000 students as well as provides graduate students MBAs at the Crummer Graduate Schools of Business.
This month’s feature discusses the museum’s current exhibits.
“The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships. In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2021 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando.
Exhibitions on view until May 9, 2021, include Rania Matar: On Either Side of the Window, Portraits During COVID-19, featuring new works by Lebanese American photographer Rania Matar, whose practice investigates personal and collective identity. These images capture the nuances of specific individuals while at home in quarantine. The series, which began with Matar reaching out to friends to take their portraits while at home, has become a community project in which the artist captured more than one hundred people who agreed to pose for her.
Drawing Connections: Inside the Minds of Italian Masters, A Selection from the John Mica Collection, is compiled from the collection of Congressman John Mica, includes secular and religious subjects and figure studies as well as architectural and landscape drawing and features works by masters including Luca Cambiaso, Agostino Carracci, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The exhibition is guest curated by Dr. Kimberly Dennis, Professor of Art History at Rollins, and students in the ARH 404 Museum Studies Practicum.
Also on view until May 9 is ReOrienting the Gaze, which seeks to challenge Western preconceptions of this region by elevating the voices of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African artists who challenge past and present echoes of Orientalist thought. Including works by Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi and Iranian artist Hadieh Shafie, and an exciting new acquisition by Iranian photographer Shirin Neshat, ReOrienting the Gaze creates a space for these contemporary artists to assert their lived experiences and unique perspectives as Middle Eastern and North African women.”