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Annual Manual 2013

Orlando Arts & Culture

A guide to galleries, museums, performing arts and theaters

Photo: Marc Harmon, License: N/A

Marc Harmon


Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.
Nestled into Loch Haven Park, OMA features its private collection and traveling exhibits, but is best known for its 1st Thursday socials.

Redefine Gallery
29 S. Orange Ave.
A tiny space within the CityArts Factory, Redefine is the area’s most reliable purveyor of cutting-edge graffiti and street art; a room that small requires a choosy curator.

Southeast Museum of Photography
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 1200, Daytona Beach
Yes, it’s way out there in Daytona, but photography lovers know it’s worth the hour-long drive to the coast to visit this space. Just about every angle of photography gets explored in the expansive institution with multiple galleries of national and international works.

Twelve21 Gallery
1221 N. Orange Ave.
Brainchild of the Laughing Samurai branding agency, Twelve21 curates a consistent mix of cutting-edge contemporary art in the clean, modern setting it deserves.

The Terrace Gallery
Orlando City Hall
400 S. Orange Ave.
This gallery showcases some of the city of Orlando’s public art collection, as well as nationally touring and locally curated exhibitions.

UCF Art Gallery
University of Central Florida
Visual Arts Building
Parking can be tough, but its faculty and student shows feature innovative modern works that make it worth any minor hassles.

Urban ReThink
625 E. Central Blvd.
The space that was once Orlando’s only independent bookstore is now a vibrant multi-use space curated by the Urban Think Foundation, filled with readings, experimental music, art, film and creative

Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture
511 W. South St.
Housed in a historic hotel near the erstwhile South Street Casino (the only hotel nearby that would rent rooms to the casino’s chitlin circuit performers), Well’s Built is a trove of African-American artifacts.

Annual Manual
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