Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Exhibits

The temperatures in Orlando are climbing the thermostat, and after 4th of July there are few events until September.  This is the perfect time to check out some current exhibits at museums in and around Orlando.  This summer's exhibits cover everything from rock and roll to video games.

Exhibit  "The Velvet Years: 1965-1967, Warhol's Factory"
and "It's Always Rock and Roll: The Work of Photojournalist Janet Macoska"
(among others) 
Where  Cornell Museum at Rollins, 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park 
When  July 2nd through October 9th, 2011 
Cost  $5 Adults, FREE for Students with any valid ID 

Details Photographs and works of art about the people that shaped music and art from 1965 to now. 

Exhibit  "Rock 'n' Roll Laser Light Show"
Where  Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St, Orlando
When  Fridays and Saturdays, July 1st through August 19th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Cost  Night Pass $13 Adult, $12 Student/Senior, $8 Kids; $7 each add. show
Details  Check the website to find when your favorite band will be played.  Night Pass admission includes one show and entry into the "Guitar" exhibit (see below).

Exhibit  "Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World"
Where  Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St, Orlando
When  Until September 11th, 2011
Cost  General Admission $17 Adult, $16 Student/Senior, $12 Kids
Details  Over 5,000 square feet of guitars and guitar history, including live performances and meet-n-greets.  Included in your general admission or with the Night Pass (see above). 

Exhibit  "FLA ART Summer Fare II"
Where  Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E Princeton St, Orlando
When  May 13th through September 25t, 2011
Cost  $4 Adults, $3 Seniors, $1 Students
Details  Art by Florida artists.

Exhibit  "Games People Play: The Evolution of Video Games"
Where  Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando
When  July 2nd through September 10th, 2011
Cost  $9 Adult, $7 Student/Senior/Military, $4 Kids
Details  Development of video game technology and their relevance to society.  Check for special discounts.

These are just a few of many exhibits going on this summer.  The collections at museums like the Orlando Museum of Art are always changing.  For more exhibits, take a look at the Links page for a list of Central Florida museums.

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