Orlando Museum of Art Checks-In to Hyatt Regency Orlando
March 31, 2016
ORLANDO, FLA. (March 31, 2016) – The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) and Hyatt Regency Orlando are proud to announce their recently formed partnership that brings selections from the OMA’s Contemporary American Graphics Collection and the work of Central Florida artists from OMA’s monthly 1st Thursdays event to the Hyatt Regency Orlando and their guests.
“This partnership is one that fosters community, highlights local talent and fuses together different parts of Orlando. Our property looks forward to the opportunities that will stem from this new cooperative effort,” says Brian Comes, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Orlando.
The local artists on display at the Hyatt Regency Orlando include: Sabrina Etheridge, Del Cain, Arielle-Christine Study, Jose Pardo and Lisa Rodriguez. These artists have all been selected from those who have participated in OMA’s monthly 1st Thursdays event in the past year.
1st Thursdays is Orlando’s “original art party.” From 6-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, Central Florida has an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants. The works in this collaboration are located on the lobby level of the Hyatt Regency Orlando and will rotate every quarter. All pieces are available for purchase in the O-Shop at the Orlando Museum of Art.
“This partnership is not only a great opportunity to engage visitors to Central Florida with local art, but also encourages them to visit the Orlando Museum of Art and experience firsthand the phenomenal collections, exhibitions, programs and other events we have to offer,” Azela Santana, OMA’s Associate Curator.
The works found on the pool level showcase the OMA’s Contemporary American Graphics Collection and are all a part of the Corporate Lease Program. These pieces are organized and facilitated by the Orlando Museum of Art’s Council of 101.
The Contemporary American Graphics Collection includes over 275 fine art prints created by many of the most significant artists of the past 50 years. Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Alex Katz and Kiki Smith are just a few of the artists represented in the collection who have influenced developments in contemporary art during this period. The collection also includes prints by exciting young and mid-career artists who are achieving international recognition. Will Cotton, Tomory Dodge and Amy Sillman are among those whose innovative work is contributing to the ongoing vitality of printmaking. Annual acquisitions allow the collection to continue to be a timely survey of today’s best work.
The Orlando Museum of Art’s Council of 101 Corporate Lease Program makes a select number of works from the American Graphics Collection available for lease to businesses and organizations in Central Florida. By placing leased prints in publicly accessible spaces, they provide the community an opportunity to experience original, museum quality art and learn about the art and artists of our time. Leased prints are delivered, installed and monitored by Museum staff to ensure a professional presentation and the safety of leased art works. Lease fees are used exclusively for new acquisitions and care of the American Graphics Collection.
About Hyatt Regency Orlando
Located in the heart of Orlando's International Drive resort area and directly connected to the Orange County Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Orlando offers unparalleled leisure, meetings and convention facilities. Featuring 1,639 guestrooms and 315,000 square feet of meeting space - and with over two million square feet of space in the Orange County Convention Center to which the hotel is attached - Hyatt Regency Orlando is the largest convention hotel for the brand in the United States. Other hotel amenities include: The Spa, the hotel's 22,000 square-foot, full service spa and hair salon; and the Fitness Center, an 8,000 square-foot facility that includes group exercise classes, spinning and over 50 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment. Dining options include both full service and self-serve outlets that range from Urban Tide, featuring Florida seafood and chic coastal cuisine in a stylish setting, to Rocks, the see-and-be-seen hot spot for locals and guests alike; plus Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, with a selection of steaks, chops, seafood and pasta specialties. Hyatt Regency Orlando offers business and leisure guests authentic hospitality and energizing experiences while working or visiting Orlando, which was named one of the “52 Places to Visit in 2015” by The New York Times and one of the “Best Wine Travel Destinations” by Wine Enthusiast. For more information and reservations call 407.284.1234 or visit www.orlando.regency.hyatt.com
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