Art Sandwiched In

Select Days / 12-1pm​

An informal lunchtime program with engaging speakers or films held monthly from noon-1pm with coffee and cookies provided. Bring your own bag lunch and feed your hunger for art!


$3.00, payable at the door


Friday, January 26 - Discovering an American Masterpiece in a Beacon Hill Basement, Heidi Pribell
Interior Designer Heidi Pribell was in the basement of a client’s Boston brownstone in 1999 when she stumbled upon a mantelpiece in a pile of rubble. The marble structure was about to be hauled off, but Pribell recognized it as something exquisite; thus began the intrepid designer’s architectural odyssey.

Heidi’s research of the caryatid mantelpiece led her to encounter fascinating personalities from America’s first generation of citizens. These included the Cambridge-born visionary Thomas Appleton, a member of Thomas Jefferson’s inner circle, who designed the mantelpiece.

As a result of Heidi’s scholarship and perseverance, the mantelpiece, which spent 200 years on Beacon Hill and was nearly lost, will be installed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2020.

Join us for an engaging presentation from Heidi on her journey to research and rescue this relic of American history.

February 14 - City of Orlando Poet Laureate, Susan Lilley
Join us for a reading and presentation by the City of Orlando’s first poet laureate, Susan Lilley, who specializes in narrative poetry. In addition to her role as poet laureate, Lilley is currently an adjunct professor at Rollins College and a teacher at Trinity Preparatory School.

March 14 - State of Excellence - A Historical Survey, David Matteson

Description coming soon!

April 11 - Florida Prize, Hansen Mulford
Join us for a special preview of our upcoming Florida Prize in Contemporary Art presented by the Museum’s Curator. Now in its fifth year, this annual exhibition features the work of ten contemporary artists working within the State.

For more information, call us at 407.896.4231 ext. 262 or email

Dates &: Times: Select Wednesdays

Location: Council of 101 Meeting Rooms A, B & C