Information compiled and written by Robert Voss
Mark your calendar for the Family Day at Orlando Museum of Art on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 11am – 2pm. Here’s your opportunity to visit OMART with your family and friends. Rain or shine this event goes on. Browse the art collection in an air-conditioned control environment. Expect to spend a 1-2 hours at the museum.
It is a quick drive from Downtown Orlando to OMART. Check your GPS for the best route there. There is parking on property along with some street parking available. The museum is located at 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803. Plus, they are located in Lock Haven Park near the Orlando Science Center and Orlando Repertory Theatre.
Join us for a day filled with family fun as we celebrate the art of James Ransome! This FREE Family Day features hands-on art and gallery activities, storytelling, music, and more! Come meet James Ransome during a special presentation followed by a book signing. Listen as musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra perform two Symphony Storytime concerts of Just a Lucky So and So, The Story of Louis Armstrong by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome. Family Days are always free for the whole family.
Who is Artist James Ransome? He is an American illustrator of children’s books. Ransome earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. During college he was inspired by these artists, which were Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas and Joaquin Sorollla. He and his wife Lesa Cline Ransome have written and illustrated a number of children’s books such as Satchel Paige, Young Pele, Quilt Alphabet, Before There Was Mozart and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, and much more. He lives and resides in Hudson Valley, New York. For more information on this artist please visit www.jamesransome.com .
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For more information please visit https://omart.org/education/class/family_day_2022/
Founded in 1924, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) institution, the Orlando Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in the region. The mission of the Orlando Museum of Art is to interpret and present art for a diverse public audience; to positively affect people’s lives with inclusive, innovative, and inspiring educational programming which will endure as a cultural legacy in Central Florida; and to stimulate creativity, passion, and intellectual curiosity by connecting people from all backgrounds and experiences with compelling art and new ideas. The Orlando Museum of Art will be a cultural leader in the Central Florida community and beyond. Through exhibition of art and educational programming, it will aspire to teach, influence, and broaden the worldview and shared experience of our community. More information on OMART website.
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