The A&H Museums — Maitland has an extensive lineup of exhibitions and events, including the return of Art31, its monthlong celebration of art and culture. The A&H also gets into the Charles Dickens spirit, with a yuletide transformation of its historic Waterhouse Residence as part of the Orange County "What the Dickens Orlando" celebration.
Admission to all museums is $3, $2 for seniors and children; free for those age 3 and younger.
The museums are:
• Maitland Art Center Galleries, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. (closed major holidays).
The A & H's Maitland Historical Museum is located at 221 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland. Gallery Hours are Thursdays – Sundays, 12:00 – 4:00 PM. (closed major holidays).
The A&H's Waterhouse Residence Museum is located at 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Museum hours are Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 PM (closed major holidays).
Admission for all A&H Museums is 3.00 for adults; $2.00 for Seniors (55 & older) and for Children (4-18 years). A&H Members and Children (3 & under) are free.
• LENGUA MATERNA: Aug. 22-Oct. 5. At Maitland Art Center, Galleries: 1-3. Artists: Maria Albornoz, Roberto Gonzalez, J. Tomas Lopez, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas and David David Figueroa.
This exhibition explores in what way Hispanic artists are shaping visions and messages in contemporary art. The artists represent diverse communities from Philadelphia to Miami. The viewer is presented opportunities to compare and contrast similar and dissimilar messages. The exhibition presents works in a variety of media.
• SEGREGATION, CONFLICT & FREEDOM: CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY IN FLORIDA: Oct. 2-Dec. 28, 2014. A&H's Maitland Historical Museum. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Maitland Historical Museum will present an overview of the precedents for this landmark event and the fight for freedom throughout the state. Period photographs, newspaper clippings and personal recollections illuminate the struggle to erase the color line in the South, including pivotal work by local resident Lewis Lawrence in support of the 1875 Civil Rights Act, overturned in 1883.
• A&H ARTIST IN RESIDENCE LEIGH TARRENTINO: Oct. 10, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015. At Maitland Art Center, Galleries: 1-2. During her tenure at the A&H, Rhode Island artist Leigh Tarrentino worked on paintings from her Memory of Snow series — small-scale works that depict snowy nighttime scenes of homes, yards and gardens
• CICERO GREATHOUSE: HYBRIDS: Oct. 10, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015. At Maitland Art Center, Galleries: 3-4. The exhibition presents a selection of work completed during Cicero Greathouse's tenure as artist-in-action at the Maitland Art Center. Working in the spirit and vision of founder Andre Smith, Greathouse researched and experimented with newfound printing methods, deconstructing cardboard containers to explore both texture and color.
• A WATERHOUSE CHRISTMAS CAROL: Nov. 28, 2014-Jan. 11, 2015. A new Christmas exhibition transforms the historic Waterhouse Residence Museum, built in 1884. Drawing from the rich context of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," the house will be decorated to showcase Christmas traditions of the past, present and future, as seen from the view of the Waterhouse family. This exhibit is presented as part of "What the Dickens Orlando," the celebration of the life, works, times and issues of Charles Dickens organized by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs. Sponsored by Maitland Woman's Club.
• AMERICA'S EXCEPTIONAL HERITAGE: NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS: Jan. 8-May 10, 2015. At Maitland Historical Museum. Celebrate America's exceptional landmarks at this exhibit featuring a selection of historic and architectural monuments. National Historic Landmark listing is the highest designation available for an historic site in the U.S. Only 2,500 American structures are listed, including Walden Pond (home to author Henry David Thoreau) and the Empire State Building.
• ART AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS: Jan. 16-March 1, 2015. At Maitland Art Center, Galleries: 1-3. Return to the Maitland Art Center's roots and its days as The Research Studio. This exhibition explores founder Andre Smith's mission of collaboration and experimentation, specifically focusing on his work in cement and water colors.
• SPRINGTIME AT THE WATERHOUSE: Feb. 26-April 26, 2015. At the Waterhouse Residence Museum. Museum educators discuss the typical Easter menu in 1885, the origins of the Easter Bunny and old-fashioned egg-dyeing (wrap the egg in calico fabric and boil in lye). Period house-cleaning items are on display, including a pair of wire rug beaters and an early Bissell carpet sweeper.
• ART31: SANCTUARY: March 6-May 17, 2015. At Maitland Art Center, Galleries: 1-4. For many, The Research Studio, as the A&H's Maitland Art Center was originally known, was considered a sanctuary where artists were free to experiment unencumbered by the world's distractions. The exhibition is highlighted by the work of Clyde Butcher and his series, "Nature's Places of Spiritual Sanctuary." Additionally, the exhibition includes installations by Michael Covello and Natalie Chikhi and the work of A&H founder Andre Smith.
• CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: May 14-Aug. 30, 2015. At Maitland Historical Museum. This exhibit highlights a few of the most unusual artifacts in the A&H permanent collection, from a piece of granite inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs to a set of cast-iron hooks, to a 19th-century funeral plaque from Providence, R.I. A few mystery items will be highlighted — take your best guess!
• PARTICIPATION: CLASSES OF 2013-14: May 29-Aug. 14, 2015. At Maitland Art Center, Galleries: 1-4. The work of artists from past A&H's "Participation" events in a variety of media.
Events, workshops and education
Aug. 22: Culture Pop! Lengua Materna. Music, food, bar service and interactive exhibits mark the opening of our newest exhibition, Lengua Materna.
Sept. 5: Ladies Art Lounge.
Sept. 23: Fall Art Class Sessions Begin at Maitland Art Center and Studios at Lake Lily
Sept. 23: Artists Critique & Conversation
Oct. 3: Ladies Art Lounge,
Oct. 10: Culture Pop! Cicero Greathouse: Hybrids. Music, food, bar service and interactive exhibits mark the opening of our newest exhibition,.
Oct. 18: Carpentry Crew, Carpentry Shop Museum
Oct. 4: Front Porch Stories, Waterhouse Residence Museum
Nov. 7: Ladies Art Lounge
Dec. 5: Ladies Art Lounge
Dec. 13-14: Girl Scout Hats, Teas, and History, Waterhouse Residence Museum
Jan. 2, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
Jan. 13, 2015: Winter Classes Begin, Times, Maitland Art Center and Studios at Lake Lily
Jan. 16, 2015: Culture Pop! Art and the Subconscious. Music, food, bar service and interactive exhibits mark the opening of our newest exhibition, Art and the Subconscious.
Jan. 27, 2015: Artists Critique & Conversation
Feb. 5, 2015: Historian Potluck: Find Your Family, Maitland Historical Museum
Feb. 6, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
Feb. 21, 2015: Carpentry Crew, Waterhouse Residence Museum
March 1-31, 2015: Art31, 31-day celebration of art and culture.
March 6, 2015: Culture Pop! Art 31: Sanctuary Music, food, bar service and interactive exhibits mark the opening of the exhibition Art 31: Sanctuary.
March 6, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
March 14, 2015: Acrylic Glazes Workshop with Susan Tobey White
March 20-22, 2015: Family weekend at the Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival
March 24, 2015: Artists Critique & Conversation
April 3, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
April 4, 2015: Front Porch Stories, Waterhouse Residence Museum
April 7, 2015: Spring Art Class Sessions Begin, Maitland Art Center & Studios at Lake Lily
May 1, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
May 9-10, 2015: Girl Scout Hats, Teas, and History, Waterhouse Residence Museum
May 29, 2015: Culture Pop! Participation. Music, food, bar service and interactive exhibits mark the opening of our newest exhibition, Participation Class of 2013/2014.
June 5, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
June 11, 2015: Historian Potluck: Find Your Family, Maitland Historical Museum
June 23, 2015: Summer Classes Begin at Maitland Art Center and Studios at Lake Lily
June 23, 2015: Artists Critique & Conversation
July 3, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge
Aug. 7, 2015: Ladies Art Lounge