Posted in: Arts Posted on: Jul 23rd, 2015

Exploring Another Side of Orlando: Art and Cultural Attractions

Living in Orlando, FL provides you with access to cultural venues of all kinds. Here’s a look at all of the conveniently located museums, galleries, and concert venues at your fingertips in town.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra offers concerts played by a variety of musicians throughout each month. From the orchestra to guest artists, there are concerts for every type of music lover. Group and student discounts are available along with educational programs. Guests also have access to pre-concert conversations and behind-the-scenes exclusives.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

By combining art with education, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum creates a learning atmosphere for its guests through a variety of exhibits. Located on Rollins College campus, the museum offers free parking and admission to all guests. The museum’s exhibits are always changing, so each visit is a new and unique experience. Along with free exhibits, the museum offers free scheduled events on a weekly basis, such as Family Day, Happy Hour tours, lectures, and holiday-themed events. Those who take great interest in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum have the opportunity to become volunteers or educators, as well.

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Just minutes from downtown Orlando, Leu Gardens offers 50 green acres to explore. The gardens are self-guided while the Leu House Museum is open to guests for guided tours every 30 minutes. Regardless of the season, Leu Gardens overflows with temperate and tropical plants, annual flowers, and a variety of trees. Each garden displays a QR code that guests can scan for more information on the plant collections. The 19th century Leu House Museum is a restored historic home that had previously been used to house families of farmers, police, and vacationers until 1936. In the Garden House Welcome Center, guests will find a variety of historical and permanent art exhibits.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Morse Museum is home to the art and designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the internationally acclaimed artist known for “the pursuit of beauty.” Visitors can watch a brief introduction video to the museum and its efforts for the community, then walk through a variety of exhibits displaying Louis Comfort Tiffany’s work. From painting, glasswork, metalwork, and jewelry, the talent displayed in The Morse Museum is unlike any other.

The galleries, gardens, concerts, and museums in Orlando, Florida, will keep your days filled with adventure and inspiration. Explore all that the city has to offer through arts and culture.