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Modernism Museum Mount Dora - Sensational New Exhibit on the Horizon! 

We are in the process of designing an amazing new exhibit: MEMPHIS, featuring David Bowie's private collection. MEMPHIS born out of Milan, Italy shook the pillars of well-mannered design ultimately defining the look of the 1980s.

While we are temporarily closed for the exhibit installation, please visit our award winning restaurant 1921 by Norman Van Aken as well as the Modernism Museum Shoppe located directly across the street. 

Details on exact date and time will be announced soon!

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Esherick to Nakashima

There are plenty of restaurants and cute shops, but Mount Dora offers interesting culture, as well. Start at the Modernism Museum for a taste of art and design from the last century. Modernism Museum Mount Dora is a small, private, and focused museum devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and promoting the work of the American Studio Movement, with a core private collection of its founder, who resides in Mount Dora, just north of Orlando, Florida. Its new show “Esherick to Nakashima,” presents two seminal figures of the two formative generations of the American Studio Movement, which came to introduce craftsmanship to the notion of modern design.

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Dan Saal
George Nakashima Saw Wood As No One Else Could

By Beth Dunlop, February 1, 2016 - 1stdibs, Introspective Magazine

One of the most important figures in American design in the latter half of the 20th century, George Nakashima modestly referred to himself as a “woodworker.” Yet, somehow, that understatement perfectly encapsulates the sensitivity of his practice and his emphasis on natural forms. An architect who left buildings behind to make tables, chairs, cabinets and much more, Nakashima (1905–1990) discovered his true calling in wood. 

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Dan Saal
A taste of vintage Florida near Orlando

There are plenty of restaurants and cute shops, but Mount Dora offers interesting culture, as well. Start at the Modernism Museum for a taste of art and design from the last century. Modernism Museum Mount Dora is a small, private, and focused museum devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and promoting the work of the American Studio Movement, with a core private collection of its founder, who resides in Mount Dora, just north of Orlando, Florida. Its new show “Esherick to Nakashima,” presents two seminal figures of the two formative generations of the American Studio Movement, which came to introduce craftsmanship to the notion of modern design....

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Dan Saal
Mount Dora Modernism Museum Presents "esherick to NAKASHIMA"

If you are excited about the beauty and ingenuity of American art, design and craftsmanship – or would like to learn more about it – spend some time lingering over the Modernism Museum Mount Dora’s latest exhibit. Their newest offering, “esherick to NAKASHIMA” is subtitled, “the theme continues…the DNA of Modernism.”

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esherick to NAKASHIMA - Press Release

Mount Dora, Florida, a Fine Art and Craft Community, is proud to announce the opening of “esherick to NAKASHIMA” the newest exhibition at Modernism Museum Mount Dora, on Saturday, October 3.

“esherick to NAKASHIMA” comes on the heels of the successful inaugural exhibit “Wharton to Wendell”.

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Dan Saal
Internationally Performing, Radio-charting Florida Jazz Duo Slated for Holiday Concert on One-of-a-kind “Caligari” Piano

Mount Dora, FL, Nov. 26, 2013 - Attendees at Mount Dora’s new Modernism Museum will be treated to an evening of jazz and holiday standards on a one-of-a-kind Steinway piano by internationally performing jazz musicians Per and Tamara Danielsson on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz pianist Per Danielsson, who will be performing on the Museum’s renowned Wendell Castle “Caligari” piano - along with and alto-saxophonist Tamara Danielsson - will kick off the first of a series of concerts presented by the Museum with “ A Jazz Concert in the Key of Christmas.”

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Dan Saal
Wendell Castle Celebrated American Sculptor/Designer to Attend Grand Opening Festivities for Modernism Museum Mount Dora

Mount Dora, Florida, a Fine Art and Craft Community, is proud to announce the opening of Modernism Museum Mount Dora. Home to a unique and expansive collection of Modernist art by some of the most iconic and influential American masters of the craft is set to open Sunday, October 6. Festivities commence with a “Meet the Experts” session, at 11am, where participants will have the rare opportunity to have an unprecedented conversation with Wendell Castle and other luminaries discussing Modernism and its impact on 21st-Century design and architecture.

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Dan Saal
Modernism Museum Mount Dora debuts with Acclaimed Collection of Esherick & Castle

The public will soon be privy to a unique and expansive collection of Modernist art by some of the most iconic and influential American masters of the craft.  A private collection, decades in the making, debuts at a new museum to open this fall.

Mount Dora, Florida, a fine art and craft community, is the backdrop for the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, to open Sunday, October 6, 2013.

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Dan Saal