Orlando Museum of Art

Collections

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African Art

The African Art Collection includes wood figures and masks, but it is weighted toward textiles, beadwork and forms of adornment. The Collection includes objects created by West African cultures such as the Yoruba and Ekoi from Nigeria; the Baule from the Ivory Coast; Pende, Kuba, Mongo, Baka and Salampasu of the Democratic Republic of Congo;the Masi of Kena; the Zulu, Ndebele, Thembu and Sotho of South Africa; the San of Botswana; and the Himba of Namibia....

American Art after 1945

The American Art Collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the 18th century to the present. The OMA's 18th, 19th and 20th-century holdings feature works by artists such as John Singer Sargent, Thomas Moran, George Inness, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Suzanne McClelland, Robert Rauschenberg, Pat Steir, Morris Louis, John Chamberlain and Dennis Oppenheim, among others....

American Art before 1945

These selected works of American Art from before 1945 are comprised of gifts donated by individuals from our community, purchases made by the Orlando Museum of Art’s support groups of the Friends of American Art and the Acquisition Trust, and long-term loans from individuals, institutions and foundations such as the Martin Andersen and Gracia Andersen Foundation....

Art of the Ancient Americas

The Art of the Ancient Americas Collection features a selection of ceramic, jade, stone, cloth, gold and silver artifacts which date from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1521 and represent more than 30 different cultural groups. Recently the OMA completed a major infrastructure improvement project funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts and Cultural Affairs Cultural Facilities Program Funding. This included installing new oak wood flooring in all the galleries, including the Art of the Ancient Americas gallery, as well as a new air conditioning chiller and heat, ventilation and air conditioning controls, allowing the OMA to continue to provide the best care possible for its collections....

Contemporary American Graphics Collection

The Contemporary American Graphics Collection includes more than 150 original, signed and numbered lithographs, etchings, silk-screen prints and woodcuts by America’s foremost artists. It is one of the most comprehensive 20th-century contemporary print collections in Florida. The works vary from realism to abstraction, reflecting a variety of techniques and styles that emerged from the revolution in fine art printing that has occurred in the last 55 years. Artists represented in this collection include Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Bryan Hunt, Lesley Dill, Katherine Bowling, Jane Frielicher and many other American masters....

New Acquisitions

We are excited to add these recent acquistions to the OMA's permanent collection.  We would like to thank our donors and Collecting Circle group members for their generous donations and personal involvement in growing the Museum's collections....