“Orlando’s original art party” is the award-winning 1st Thursdays presented by the Associates, the Orlando Museum of Art’s volunteer support group committed to expanding Museum membership and encouraging the appreciation of the visual arts. From 6 - 9 pm on the first Thursday of each month, the Orlando Museum of Art showcases a new theme with works by local artists, live music, cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.
Admission to 1st Thursdays is free for Museum Members, $10 for non-members, and includes access to the Museum's featured exhibitions. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park and overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center's parking garage for $5 per vehicle.
For more information about events or to volunteer at 1st Thursdays, please call 407 896 4231 x260, or click here to email.
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January-June 2014 Season
In Celebration of the Museum’s 90th Anniversary in 2014
CLICK HERE to submit work for the January-June 2014 season
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Beatles: Visual Interpretation of Lyrics and Music
January 2, 2014 | Buy Tickets
The Beatles have been admired and respected for over 50 years. Artists take inspiration from the Beatles’ songs including the lyrics, music, album covers, humor, movies and antics, interviews and performances and put a modern vibe to their interpretations.
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Art of Love, Love of Art
February 6, 2014 | Buy Tickets
A multi-faceted glimpse into the perception of love through artists’ eyes. Love will be in the air!
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: What the Dickens!
March 6, 2014 | Buy Tickets
This event is an expression of artists’ favorite things about Charles Dickens – be it his stories or plays, favorite characters, portraits of the writer, or their own interpretations of Dickens’ works. Held in collaboration with the “What the Dickens” project happening throughout the creative community in Central Florida throughout the 2014 year.
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Going Baroque!
April 3, 2014 | Buy Tickets
Artists create traditional and modern day interpretations using notable elements applied by the renowned artists of the Golden Age of painting in Europe (1600 – 1800). Themed genres include portraits, scenes from everyday life, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and still life.
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Inside/Out
May 1, 2014 | Buy Tickets
An exploration of interior spaces and outdoor environments.
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Best of the Best
June 5, 2014 | Buy Tickets
At each 1st Thursdays, a “Best of Show” work will be selected. This event is the climax of the ten “Best of Show” winners with each artist presenting new work.