About the Orlando Museum of Art
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.
Annually, the museum presents 10-12 exhibitions on-site and 13 exhibitions off-site, award-winning art enrichment programs, unlimited gallery tours, teacher in-service training programs, video programs, distinguished lectures, art appreciation lectures, studio classes, lecture/luncheon programs and outreach services in its facility and throughout the community. The services benefit individuals, including visitors from all 67 counties in Florida, the other 49 states and numerous foreign countries. These programs are implemented by the museum’s staff, its Board of Trustees and more than 700 volunteers, many of whom are part of its membership of 5,000 individuals.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Orlando Museum of Art (OM°A) is a regional asset, member organization of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Blue Star Museum, and a catalyst for life-long learning in service to the central Florida community and visitors from around the globe. Funding for the OM°A is generated through earned income, with generous financial contributions from the Board of Trustees, the Ambassadors, Council of 101, the City of Orlando, Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, A. Friends’ Foundation, Bank of America, the Warren and Augusta Hume Foundation, Rita and Jeffrey Adler Foundation, Walt Disney World Company, the Chesley G. Magruder Foundation, United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts Campaign, UCF Foundation, AdventHealth, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Walker & Company, Inc., CNL Charitable Foundation, PNC Foundation, Sam Flax Art & Design Supplies, Truist Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Art Bridges, Dr. Phillips Charities, For Giving Foundation, Isermann Family Foundation, Eveland Foundation of Florida at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, anonymous donors, members, corporations and foundations.