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The Maitland Art Center

I recently visited the Maitland Art Center, a part of Art and History Museums Maitland, and wanted to share with you some of the wonderful things you’ll find there.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy the art on display in the main gallery building. Right now there is a Salvador Dali exhibit, along with works by André Smith. I didn’t know much about André Smith, but he may just be my new favorite artist! His work echoes much of the surrealist style of Dali and also reminded me of MC Escher with his unusual stairways that go nowhere. Smith is the American architect/artist who in 1937 founded the artist colony that is now the Maitland Art Center. This Sunday is the last day to see the Dali exhibit, so make sure you go! Admission is only $3, you can’t beat that!

The Maitland Art Center is only one part of the property. Right next door, there is also the little Maitland Historical Museum and right behind it the Telephone Museum. How interesting to read about the folks who made this great little town what it is. Maitland residents were pivotal in neighboring Eatonville’s incorporation as one of the first African American townships in the US. Perusing the museum, many names will jump out at you as you’ve probably seen their names in the local area. Find out who the Dommerichs were and how their philanthropy affected local education and avian conservation. Dommerich Hills is one of Maitland’s most sought-after communities along E. Horatio Ave./Howell Branch Rd.

To visit the Art and History Museums Maitland, set your GPS to 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751. For more info, call (407) 539-2181 or visit their website.

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