OMA to host preview reception for MetaModern and Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century

Mm-hg collage

ORLANDO, Florida — Two exciting exhibits will share the spotlight, as the Orlando Museum of Art hosts MetaModern and Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century.  The exhibits will open with a preview reception this Friday, September 25 [OMA Members preview at 6 p.m.; general public opening at 7 p.m.].

MetaModern will be on view until December 6; Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century will be on view until January 3, 2016.

In the fresh and provocative work presented in MetaModern, contemporary artists refer both literally and conceptually to iconic design objects of the mid-20th century. This exhibition includes video, sculpture and works on paper by 19 international artists that include Conrad Bakker, Constantin Boym, Kendell Carter, Jordi Colomer, William Cordova, Elmgreen and Dragset, Fernanda Fragateiro, Terence Gower, Olga Koumoundouros, Jill Magid, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Dorit Margreiter, Josiah McElheny, Edgar Orlaineta, Gabriel Sierra, Simon Starling, Clarissa Tossin, Barbara Visser and James Welling.

Facts, photos and additional information regarding MetaModern can be viewed at: METAMODERN DROPBOX LINK

Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century brings together over 35 paintings that represent two distinct periods of the artist’s work highlighting the breadth of Garde’s career, while revealing a continuity of purpose that has been the foundation of hs artistic development. Garde’s extraordinary artistic career spans over 70 years. Graduating from Columbia University in 1951, Garde was immersed in the New York art world just as Abstract Expressionism was gaining worldwide attention. His early engagement with this movement is reflected in a lifetime of work that is imbued with expressive vitality and creative discovery.

Facts, photos and videos of Harold Garde and his work can be viewed at: HAROLD GARDE DROPBOX LINK

On Sunday, September 27 [1:30-3 p.m.], the Orlando Museum of Art will also host Dale Schierholt’s intimate film portrait of Garde, “Art & Spirit.”  For information on this viewing [that is FREE to the general public], visit:

The Orlando Museum of Art is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 407-896-4231.


Image credit: Conrad Bakker, Untitled Project: Eames Armchair Rocker (+ Walden), 2012, oil on carved maple wood, 28 x 25 x 28 in., Courtesy of the artist, © Conrad Bakker. Organized by Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Curators: Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared. Funding provided by Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Fox Development Corporation, Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund / College of Fine + Applied Arts, and Krannert Art Museum Director’s Circle. Partial support provided by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency; Harold Garde, Big Band Jazz, ca. 2015, acrylic on canvas, 55 x 60 in., Collection of the artist, © Harold Garde, Photo by Raymond Martinot.

Read More