• The Mennello Museum of American Art The Mennello Museum of American Art


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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Mennello Museum of American Art endeavors to preserve, exhibit, and interpret the Museum’s outstanding permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham. The Museum also seeks to enrich the public through special exhibitions, publications, and programs that celebrate other outstanding traditional and contemporary American artists.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Mennello Museum of American Art is to be a distinguished and thriving institution that will build on its city base of support through strong board and community relationships resulting in an improved operating environment, and a reputation for being a local and national treasure.


The Mennello Museum is housed in a mansion, once a private residence of Howard Phillips, in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. Converted in 1998 to showcase the work of a single Folk artist, Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), a "primitive genius", the museum exhibits his attempts to capture the haunting landscapes of the Sunshine State. The museum's permanent 50-piece Cunningham collection was a bequest to the City of Orlando by collectors Marilyn and Michael Mennello. In addition to showing Cunningham's work, the museum offers a series of rotating American art exhibits.



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Would you recommend The Mennello Museum of American Art?

by Colin W. from Orlando, FL (2009-01-27 09:54:06.0)
The Mennello Museum of American Art has a fun and lade back atmosphere - not stuffy like most fine arts museums. They also spend a lot of time giving back to the local communities. Every 2nd Sunday of the month they have a Family Free Day where admission is free to the public and there are fun kids crafts and a docent lead tour. Also, they have a new program that goes out into community centers, senior living facilities, and public school classrooms, and shares stories of Folk Art traditions completely FREE. If you are into the arts or just looking for a way to get involved with the local community this is the best place!