Museum Of Florida Art
n 1950, a group of women in DeLand, Florida wanted a museum for their community. With thirteen dollars as seed funding and a priceless amount of determination, the DeLand Museum of Art got its start. Founded by the American Association of University Women in 1951, the DeLand Children's Museum was established to provide classes in the arts, sciences, and history for children. Originally the Museum was located in a small house, later relocating to a larger, 19th century home to add adult programs. In 1965, it was incorporated as The DeLand Museum. In 1985, due to the growth of community interest, the museum redefined to focus more on visual art and thus became The DeLand Museum of Art. In 1985, the mission was redefined to focus on the visual arts, and the Museum became The DeLand Museum of Art.
Since the 1991, move to the Cultural Arts Center, the expanded facility has allowed the Museum to bring to the community national caliber exhibitions such as Ansel Adams, Icons of the Twentieth Century: Portraits by Yousuf Karsh, The Spirit of Africa, Audubon in Florida, and Audubon Treasures, It's a Dog's Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Corporation, also showcasing work of established and emerging Florida artists.
Derby de Mayo (May 5, 2007)
EquiFilm: The Horse in Cinema (May 5-6, 2007)
Icons and Idols by Jack Mitchell (April 13 - June 17, 2007)
Everthing Equine 2007 (April 13 - June 9, 2007)
Tuesday - Saturday 10-4
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The DeLand Museum of Art provides a great place to bring groups of all ages and kinds. You can even arrange specialized tours of the museum's collections that are tailored to your group's interests or that complement your class curriculum. A minimum of ten people is necessary to book a tour and we require a minimum of one week advance notice