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MY FOUNDATION COOKBOOKS: How a self-taught journeyman cook got an education…
Jul
20
12:30 PM12:30

MY FOUNDATION COOKBOOKS: How a self-taught journeyman cook got an education…

Reserve now for this very special edition of 1921 by Norman Van Aken's popular Dine and Learn Series for Lunch at 12:30 or Dinner at 6:30 on Friday, July 20. Learn how 1921’s namesake and award winning chef-author-teacher-restaurateur began his unique path toward his culinary education.  Chef Van Aken has collected imagery of the original books, from his personal library, that captivated him from the late 1970s through the 1980s and beyond.  He will share why these books were so important to him at each stage in his journey and how they ultimately brought him to today – as the acknowledged “Father of Fusion Cuisine.”

Click: Dine and Learn experience includes meal for $35 to view menu. Reservations are required.  Call the museum at 352.385.0034 to reserve.

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Macramé Workshop - Saturday July 28th 2:30 PM - Twine and Wine with Us
Jul
28
2:30 PM14:30

Macramé Workshop - Saturday July 28th 2:30 PM - Twine and Wine with Us

Enjoy some back to the 70's fun with 'Macramé Momma' Victoria Walsh!  Victoria will help you craft a Macramé plant hanger to take home - complete with your own potted plant. While you create, enjoy a refreshing glass of white wine as you work on your plant hanger. All supplies (and a glass of wine) are included. Members $40, Non 3MD Members $45. Limited to 12 attendees.   Buy your tickets here at:  https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3844 or call the museum at: 352.385.0034 for more information.

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Saturday, September 8 - Lauren Mitchell Live at the Museum!
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Saturday, September 8 - Lauren Mitchell Live at the Museum!

Lauren Mitchell performs a bold mix of her own original material, songs hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and covers of tunes performed by Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis.  Mitchell tells a blues story that's been a lifetime in the making. It's a stylistically varied and powerful story with a voice to match. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Wine Reception begins at 6:30 pm.  Concert begins at 7:00.

Tickets are $20 for 3MD Members and $30 for Nonmembers.  Tickets can be purchased online here: https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3851

 

"A mesmerizing performer, with a voice for the ages" Jack Sullivan, Blues Music Magazine “I miss Etta a little less when I hear Lauren sing.” Josh Sklair – Grammy Award Winner, Producer and Guitarist for Etta James

“A soul-stirring voice and an arresting presence” Tony Braunagel – Producer, Grammy and Blues Music Award Winner

"Lauren prowls the stage like a cat waiting to strike. Her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence will captivate you" Larry Lisk – KBA Award Winner, DJ WMNF Radio

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JULY 14, 2018 STARDUST MEMORIES RETURNS TO THE MODERNISM MUSEUM
Jul
14
6:03 PM18:03

JULY 14, 2018 STARDUST MEMORIES RETURNS TO THE MODERNISM MUSEUM

We are proud to exhibit David Bowie’s private Memphis Design collection at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora. In order to truly welcome this totally rad, totally 80’s flashback exhibit, Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute will perform at the Museum on July 14. Experience an immersion of all things Bowie. Come enjoy the music of one of the most exciting icons of the 80s while viewing our exhibit SPACE ODDITIES: BOWIE | SOTTSASS | MEMPHIS. Connect to your higher rock persona, sing, dance and “party on” as we celebrate a decade of genius music and design. 

Tickets are $30 each, or $20 for 3MD Members and include a sparkling wine reception and viewing of our exhibits.  The reception begins at 6:30pm with the concert at 7pm.  Call (352) 385-0034 for more information.

Enhance your night out with dinner at 1921 by Norman Van Aken before the show!  Concert-goers can choose a starter, entrée and dessert from an exclusive 3MD Concert Menu.

When: Saturday, July 14th at 6:30PM
Where: Modernism Museum Mount Dora
Tickets: $30 for Non-members, $20 for 3MD Members; to purchase tickets Click here: https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3842 or you may call (352) 385-0034 for more information.

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Wright in Your Backyard, Presented by Timothy Totten and the Modernism Museum
Jun
13
12:30 PM12:30

Wright in Your Backyard, Presented by Timothy Totten and the Modernism Museum

Wright In Your Backyard
June 13, 2018, Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Dinner $35.00
Must call to reserve your spot.  352.385.0034

Wright In Your Backyard
June 14, 2018, Thursday, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Lunch $35.00
Must call to reserve your spot.  352.385.0034

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Learn the Art of Creating Mandalas with Patt Gilmore
Jun
2
2:30 PM14:30

Learn the Art of Creating Mandalas with Patt Gilmore

 

This workshop is led by Ms. Gilmore, who is an environmental artist, therapist, author, international speaker and passionate nature lover. Join us as Patt leads this insightful workshop as you sip wine and enjoy the relaxing exercise of creating mandalas. A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. Learn to lay out the sacred geometry using compass, protractor, ruler and pencil, change out the lines, add color and then detailed inking.

Creating mandalas is an extremely relaxing and calming practice. Rewire the chaotic mind through the artful practice of meditative drawing. Enjoy a refreshing glass of white wine as you work.

Fee for this workshop is $30.00 for Modernism Museum members and $35.00 for nonmembers.  Class size is limited to 12.  You can reserve your seat for this workshop online at: https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3819 *

*3MD members may also purchase tickets online, however, to receive the 3MD discounted membership price of $20.00/ticket members should call the museum at 352.385.0034 to make their purchase.

Call 352.385.0034 to reserve your seat.

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David Roberts - Live in Concert at the Museum Saturday, May 19!
May
19
6:30 PM18:30

David Roberts - Live in Concert at the Museum Saturday, May 19!

With David Roberts crooning the smooth jazz sounds of Sinatra and a hint of Michael Bublé, this concert is sure to be a memorable event! Mr. Roberts is a jazz standards singer in the tradition of the great Frank Sinatra. This exciting vocalist also performs Broadway and pop tunes from many other wonderful vocalists such as Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, James Taylor and Michael Bublé. 

He has been crooning the great Jazz Standards of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, and more for the past 12 years. Music lovers will enjoy Chairman of the Board’s Fly Me to the Moon, That’s Life, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and of course the fabulous New York, New York! 

Tickets for the event are $30.00 each, and include a wine reception that is held immediately prior to the concert.  Museum members enjoy a special discounted price of $20.00.  Buy Tickets online at: https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3818 **  Wine Reception Begins at 6:30 pm; concert Begins at 7:00 pm.

*3MD members may also purchase tickets online, however, to receive the 3MD discounted membership price of $20.00/ticket members should call the museum at 352.385.0034 to make their purchase.

 

 

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The Wright Women, Presented by Timothy Totten and the Modernism Museum
May
9
to May 10

The Wright Women, Presented by Timothy Totten and the Modernism Museum

The Wright Women
May 9, 2018, Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Dinner $50.00
Must call to reserve your spot.  352.385.0034

The Wright Women
May 10, 2018, Thursday, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Lunch $35.00
Must call to reserve your spot.  352.385.0034

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BETH MCKEE AND GRANT PEYTON LIVE AT THE MUSEUM!
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

BETH MCKEE AND GRANT PEYTON LIVE AT THE MUSEUM!

Beth McKee writes tenacious songs with a deep southern groove, and the result is a sound that is a composite of places she's called home: Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida.  Come and Enjoy Beth and Grant live in concert at the museum. Wine Reception at the Museum immediately before the concert at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm.  Admission is $20.00 for 3MD Members, $30.00 for Non-members.  Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.*  You may also call the museum at 352.385.0034 to purchase tickets. 

There will be a special concert menu exclusively for attendees at our partner restaurant, 1921 by Norman Van Aken. Concert dinner is an additional $35.00

*3MD members may also purchase tickets online, however, to receive the 3MD discounted membership price of $20.00/ticket members should call the museum at 352.385.0034 to make their purchase.

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The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
Apr
11
to Apr 12

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

Join Master storyteller Timothy Totten on a fascinating trip through the life and work of America's most (in)famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  

If the famed American architect were alive today, he would be a regular target of the National Enquirer, says Wright expert Timothy Totten.

Totten, who has presented his entertaining talks to standing-room-only audiences across the country, will bring his expertise — and hundreds of photographs — to the Modernism Museum's presentation in Mount Dora, Florida for a series of talks on the life and work of the American Master.

Join us at 1921 by Norman Van Aken for this intriguing presentation.  There are two dates  available.  Dinner is Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm ($50).  Luncheon is April 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm ($35).  Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum at (352) 385-0034.  
 

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EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF FLORIDA FOOD WITH DR. GARY MORMINO AND CHEF NORMAN VAN AKEN
Mar
23
to Mar 24

EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF FLORIDA FOOD WITH DR. GARY MORMINO AND CHEF NORMAN VAN AKEN

March 23rd and March 24th at 12:30 p.m.  Another wonderful collaboration with our partner, 1921 by Norman Van Aken! Learn about the origins and evolution of Florida’s cuisine from the fascinating Dr. Gary Mormino and Chef and author Norman Van Aken – while you dine. This is a rare opportunity to hear two of the foremost experts in Florida Cuisine discuss the rich culinary history of Florida.  Dr. Gary Mormino is a Professor at USF and Author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida and The Immigrant World of Ybor City. Chef’s Norman’s most recent book is Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen. Reserve now for either date by calling the Museum at 352.385.0034.  (Tickets price for luncheon $35.00.)  Click here to preview the event menu.

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"From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women in Art"  Session Three, Future Masters
Mar
15
12:30 PM12:30

"From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women in Art" Session Three, Future Masters

March 15th is the final installment of  "From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women in Art" ––  another of the wonderful Dine and Learn Series Luncheon hosted by 1921 by Norman Van Aken and the Modernism Museum.  From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women Artists is a three-part lecture series that explores the work of female artists throughout art history.  We will discuss the work of women artists as far back as ancient Rome and the impact those artists had on future generations.  This series will celebrate female artists who have been overlooked or erased from history simply because of their gender. The Future Masters focuses on the female artists carrying art into the 21st century and beyond like Cindy Sherman, the Guerrilla Girls and Marina Abramovic.

Lunch @ 12:30pm on Thursday, 3/15 ($35).  Please call 352.385.0034 to reserve your seat for the luncheon.

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"From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women in Art"  Session Two, The Modern Masters
Feb
21
to Feb 22

"From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women in Art" Session Two, The Modern Masters

February 21st (Dinner) and February 22nd (Lunch).  Installment two of "From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women in Art" is another of the wonderful Dine and Learn Series Dinners or Luncheons hosted at 1921 by Norman Van Aken and the Modernism Museum.  From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women Artists is a three-part lecture series that explores the work of female artists throughout art history.  We will discuss the work of women artists as far back as ancient Rome and the impact those artists had on future generations.  This series will celebrate female artists who have been overlooked or erased from history simply because of their gender. This Modern Masters session discusses female Impressionists and continues through the Modern Art era and looks at the complicated relationships of female artists with famous significant others.  Dinner @ 6:30pm on Wednesday, 2/21 ($50) and Lunch @12:30pm on Thursday, 2/22 ($35).  Please call 352.385.0034 to reserve your seat for Dinner or Lunch.

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“FROM MUSE TO MASTER: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN ART” SESSION ONE, THE EARLY MASTERS
Jan
17
to Jan 18

“FROM MUSE TO MASTER: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN ART” SESSION ONE, THE EARLY MASTERS

January 17th (Dinner) and January 18th (Lunch).  Love our Dine and Learn Series - or have you been interested in trying one?  Begin the New Year with this wonderful Dine and Learn Series of Dinners or Luncheons hosted at 1921 by Norman Van Aken and the Modernism Museum.  From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women Artists is a three-part lecture series that explores the work of female artists throughout art history.  We will discuss the work of women artists as far back as ancient Rome and the impact those artists had on future generations.  This series will celebrate female artists who have been overlooked or erased from history simply because of their gender. This Early Masters session will explore female artists of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods whose work was often attributed to their male teachers or male family members.  Dinner @6:30pm on Wednesday, 1/17 ($50) and Lunch @12:30pm on Thursday, 1/18 ($35).  Please call 352.385.1921 or 352.385.0034 to reserve your seat for Dinner or Lunch.

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Celebrate the Holidays! Saxophonist Dave Capp and Vocalist France Neil of the Dave Capp Project at Modernism Museum
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrate the Holidays! Saxophonist Dave Capp and Vocalist France Neil of the Dave Capp Project at Modernism Museum

Join us Saturday, December 9th as we welcome France Neil and Dave Capp to the Modernism Museum for a night of Christmas Carols and American Standards. Ms. Neil has sung with many talented artists including Phil Collins and Tina Turner. She is currently featured with Penguin Entertainment -- Motown in Motion. Mr. Capp is a professional saxophone player in Orlando where he has played gigs at the Ritz Carlton and the Blues Brothers show at Universal Studios. This duo will be sharing their talents with us amongst our new exhibit “SPACE ODDITIES: BOWIE SOTTSASS MEMPHIS”.

Tickets are $25 each or $20 for 3MD Members, members must call museum for discount. Admission includes a sparkling wine reception beginning at 6:30 with the concert at 7:00 pm.  Call (352) 385-0034 for more information.

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Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute
Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute

We are proud to exhibit David Bowie’s private Memphis Design collection at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora. In order to truly welcome this totally rad, totally 80’s flashback exhibit, Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute will perform at the Museum November 18th. Experience an immersion of all things Bowie. Come enjoy the music of one of the most exciting 80’s icons while viewing our new exhibit SPACE ODDITIES: BOWIE | SOTTSASS | MEMPHIS. Connect to your higher rock persona, sing, dance and “party on” as we celebrate a decade of genius. 

Tickets are $25 each or $20 for 3MD Members and include a sparkling wine reception and viewing of our exhibits.  The reception begins at 6:30pm with the concert at 7pm.  Call (352) 385-0034 for more information.

Enhance your night out with dinner at 1921 by Norman Van Aken before the show!  For $35 per person, concert-goers can choose a starter, entrée and dessert from an exclusive 3MD Concert Menu.

When: Saturday, November 18th at 6:30PM
Where: Modernism Museum Mount Dora
Tickets: $25 for Non-members, $20 for 3MD Members; to purchase tickets you may call (352) 385-0034 for more information.

You may also buy tickets online at https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3579

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Dine and Learn Dinner: L'Exposition Universelle of 1889
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Dine and Learn Dinner: L'Exposition Universelle of 1889

6:30 pm - Dine and Learn Dinner Session

We invite you to join us for our ever popular Dine and Learn Lecture Series sponsored by Main Street Leasing, 1921 by Norman Van Aken and Modernism Museum Mount Dora. This event is designed to connect history, geography, engineering, technical advancements, painting, sculpting and music in an amazing lecture by Herve Le Guilloux.

Tickets: $30 for a French inspired 3-course dinner and the lecture.

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Farewell Reception
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Farewell Reception

Join us Friday, August 18 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm for a final farewell reception to the works of Esherick, Nakashima, and Castle as we celebrate the closing of one fabulous exhibit in anticipation for another! As a bonus, we will have several Chihuly pieces on display.

Members are FREE, and non-members are $10.00. Please call us at 352-385-0034 to make your reservation. We look forward to raising our glasses with you and toasting to our new and exciting exhibit.

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Silvertones Rock & Roll Revue
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Silvertones Rock & Roll Revue

This rockin' band will have you singing, dancing and reminiscing about the good old days! Come enjoy a night of Rock & Roll from the 50's, 60's, and the 70's.

Enhance your night out with dinner at 1921 by Norman Van Aken before the show! For $35 per person, concert goers can choose a starter, entrée and dessert from an exclusive 3MD Concert Menu.

Concert starts at 7:00PM

Where: Modernism Museum, 145 E Fourth Ave Mount Dora, FL 32757

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CeCe Teneal Brought Jazz & Blues to MMMD
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

CeCe Teneal Brought Jazz & Blues to MMMD

This encore performance had our audience dancing in the aisle. Cece Teneal dazzled us on Wendell Castle's Caligari piano along withan abbreviated version of her fantastic band!

The energy was high and it was a night our patrons will not soon forget, especially since this was one of the last concerts to be performed live in the "esherick to NAKASHIMA" exhibit. 

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Dine & Learn Session 3: Frida Kahlo Meets Lady Gaga
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Dine & Learn Session 3: Frida Kahlo Meets Lady Gaga

This was part 3 of a 3-part Dine and Learn Lecture Series sponsored by Main Street Leasing, 1921 by Norman Van Aken and Modernism Museum Mount Dora. This whole series was designed around Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico's greatest artists and the influence she had on art and culture.

Part 3: Looked at Frida's artwork and fashion through the eyes of today's pop culture and appreciated the legacy she left for artists who came after her. Lady Gaga's life seems eccentric like Frida's and we discussed how Frida paved the way for artists like Lady Gaga to live their lives "out loud".    

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Dine & Learn Session 2: Frida Kahlo and Surrealism
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dine & Learn Session 2: Frida Kahlo and Surrealism

This was part 2 of a 3 part Dine and Learn Lecture Series sponsored by Main Street Leasing, 1921 by Norman Van Aken and Modernism Museum Mount Dora. This whole series is designed around Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico's greatest artists and the influence she had on art and culture.

Part 2: Explored the idea of Surrealism. Detailed discussions on how Salvador Dali embraced the label of Surrealism and with both Kahlo and Dali having an exotic or eccentric lifestyle we compared and contrasted the works of both these influential artists.

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Japonism and its Impact on Western Art
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Japonism and its Impact on Western Art

FREE Lecture

Modernism Museum is all about education, art appreciation and opening up a dialogue surrounding a variety of creative topics. We hosted Herve Le Guilloux, former teacher, and art expert, for an informative lecture focusing on the impact of Japanese artists on French Impressionism. It was an interactive presentation which centered on the influences that brought about subsequent parallels on the arts of Japan and the Western world.  

Photo credit: Saint Andrews School of Boca Raton

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Dine & Learn Session 1: Frida Kahlo: A Life Less Ordinary
Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

Dine & Learn Session 1: Frida Kahlo: A Life Less Ordinary

This was part 1 of a 3-part Dine and Learn Lecture Series sponsored by Main Street Leasing, 1921 by Norman Van Aken, and Modernism Museum Mount Dora. This whole series was designed around Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico's greatest artists and the influence she had on art and culture.

Part 1: An introductory session into the life and work of Frida and will provide some valuable insight on her background and some of the unusual details of her work. 

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