Jared Violin, Live at the Museum!

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Back by popular demand! The Modernism Museum is pleased to welcome back acclaimed electric violin virtuoso Jared Violin. The concert will take place in the Modernism Museum gallery on Saturday, June 1st at 7:00pm. A sparkling and white wine reception is included with your admission, which begins at 6:30pm.

Jared began playing violin at age 3 and his devotion to the instrument developed through both classical training and his mother’s love for music. Influenced by the likes of The Charlie Daniel’s Band, Jean Luc Ponty and more mainstream artists such as Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band, Jared’s musical style has evolved from classical to include bluegrass and jazz, contemporary and modern rock sounds.

Jared began performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at age 17, at 26 became acclaimed on Broadway for his 6’5” muscular physique, with mesmerizing talent to match. His fine-tuned skill allows him to enamor audiences while performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, famed House of Blues and Hard Rock Live venues, amphitheaters, arenas, and restored vaudeville theaters around the nation. Jared has made appearances on Live! With Regis and Kelly, MTV, NBC, CBS and Fox News. Regularly appearing in night clubs with live DJs and at thousands of corporate conventions around the world, Jared enjoys being a full-time touring musician.

Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes a wine reception which precedes the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez4683.

Lauren Mitchell – Live at the Museum

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Modernism Museum Mount Dora will be hosting the Lauren Mitchell Band. The concert will take place in the museum gallery on Saturday, September 8th at 7:00pm. A sparkling and white wine reception is included, which begins at 6:30pm.

Described as “a mesmerizing performer with a voice for the ages,” Lauren Mitchell performs a bold mix of her own original material, songs hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and covers of classic tunes performed by Etta James, Bettye LaVette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis. Mitchell tells a blues story that’s been a lifetime in the making. It’s a powerful and stylistically story with a voice to match.

Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes the sparkling and white wine reception which precedes the performance.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting www.ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3851

Celebrate the Holidays with Modernism Museum Mount Dora

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Join us Saturday December 9th as we welcome France Neil and Dave Capp to the Modernism Museum for a night of Christmas carols and American standards.  Ms.  Neil has sung with many talented artists including Phil Collins and Tina Turner and is currently featured with Penguin Entertainment — Motown in Motion. Mr. Capp is a professional saxophone player in Orlando where he has played gigs at the Ritz Carlton and the Blues Brothers show in the Universal Studios. This duo will be sharing their talents with us among the newly exhibited collection “BOWIE/SOTTSASS/MEMPHIS.”

 

Tickets are $25 each or $20 for 3MD Members and include a sparkling wine reception beginning at 6:30 with the concert at 7:00 pm. Please visit www.modernismmuseum.org/events to purchase tickets or call (352) 385-0034 for more information. 3MD members must contact museum for discount

Enhance your night out with dinner at 1921 by Norman Van Aken before the show!  For $35 per person, concert goers can choose a starter, entrée and dessert from an exclusive 3MD Concert Menu.

Exhibit Opening!

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On October 27, the Modernism Museum in Mount Dora, Florida, will open a new exhibition about the design collection of David Bowie.  Entitled Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis and shown to the general public for the first time, these designs were created by the Italian supergroup of designers. The exhibit will present a wide range of objects previously in the collection of the superstar performer.

 

Launched in 1981, Memphis was a completely new style statement, and had a huge influence on the look of the decade, from MTV videos to film to fashion. The brash colors, clashing patterns and edgy silhouettes of these objects have come to be synonymous with the 1980s.

 

The leader of Memphis was Ettore Sottsass, arguably the most significant Italian designer of the postwar era, and certainly the most wide-ranging. In his long career, Sottsass not only made experimental furnishings, but also industrial product designs, office suites, graphics, ceramics, and many other genres of object; his curiosity was uncontainable. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent monographic exhibition on the designer attests also to the broad influences he incorporated into his work, many of which found their way into the challenging aesthetic statements of Memphis.

 

Few people were bold enough to furnish their own homes with these radical works. Bowie was one of them. Showing the same unconventional, visionary qualities in his collecting as he did in his music, he acquired a large number of Memphis designs during his lifetime. The majority of these objects will be included in the display at Mount Dora.

 

Beyond the examples from Bowie’s own collection, the museum has gathered together a complete overview of other designs by Memphis. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the group’s work ever shown in a museum. Sottsass is particularly well represented, with iconic pieces such as the Carlton and Casablanca sideboards, as well as rare works like the Palm Springs dining table, which features an orange aniline-dyed top.

 

Beyond Sottsass, this definitive show includes work by all the core members of Memphis Among them are: Michele DeLucchi, whose objects often featured strong black and white graphics paired with geometries in bright blue and yellow; Marco Zanini and Matteo Thun, who were particularly active in designing ceramics and glass; Martine Bedin, creator of the endearing Super lamp on wheels; and the couple George Sowden and Nathalie Du Pasquier, known for their innovative work as pattern designers. In addition, the celebrated Tawaraya (a bed shaped like a boxing ring) by Masanori Umeda will be shown complete, with all original accessories – a rare opportunity to see the most monumental work ever produced by Memphis.
In addition to the core group based in Italy, Memphis also invited international designers to contribute to their collections: Peter Shire, a California-based ceramic artist, sculptor, and furniture designer; Michael Graves, the great American postmodern architect; and Shiro Kuramata, the Japanese designer, who brought his magically light touch to objects in transparent acrylic and confetti terrazzo. Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis will include capsule displays on all these leading figures in design.

 

Accompanying the wealth of objects on view, the exhibition will also include an interpretive video, featuring gallerist Keith Johnson of Urban Architecture, who has played the leading role in introducing Memphis design to the USA in the 1980s and since; and the exhibition’s guest curator, Glenn Adamson. Previously Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where he co-curated a major exhibition on postmodern art and design, Adamson has also been director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

 

Visitors to Mount Dora will also be able to enjoy cuisine inspired by the exhibition at the Modernism Museum’s associated restaurant 1921 by Norman Van Aken, the James Beard Award winning chef. Dishes inspired by Bowie’s music will be presented at the restaurant throughout the run of the show.

 

For more information about Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis, please contact the Modernism Museum at: 352-385-0034.

 

Exhibit Opening!

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On October 27, the Modernism Museum in Mount Dora, Florida, will open a new exhibition about the design collection of David Bowie.  Entitled Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis and shown to the general public for the first time, these designs were created by the Italian supergroup of designers. The exhibit will present a wide range of objects previously in the collection of the superstar performer.

 

Launched in 1981, Memphis was a completely new style statement, and had a huge influence on the look of the decade, from MTV videos to film to fashion. The brash colors, clashing patterns and edgy silhouettes of these objects have come to be synonymous with the 1980s.

 

The leader of Memphis was Ettore Sottsass, arguably the most significant Italian designer of the postwar era, and certainly the most wide-ranging. In his long career, Sottsass not only made experimental furnishings, but also industrial product designs, office suites, graphics, ceramics, and many other genres of object; his curiosity was uncontainable. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent monographic exhibition on the designer attests also to the broad influences he incorporated into his work, many of which found their way into the challenging aesthetic statements of Memphis.

 

Few people were bold enough to furnish their own homes with these radical works. Bowie was one of them. Showing the same unconventional, visionary qualities in his collecting as he did in his music, he acquired a large number of Memphis designs during his lifetime. The majority of these objects will be included in the display at Mount Dora.

 

Beyond the examples from Bowie’s own collection, the museum has gathered together a complete overview of other designs by Memphis. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the group’s work ever shown in a museum. Sottsass is particularly well represented, with iconic pieces such as the Carlton and Casablanca sideboards, as well as rare works like the Palm Springs dining table, which features an orange aniline-dyed top.

 

Beyond Sottsass, this definitive show includes work by all the core members of Memphis Among them are: Michele DeLucchi, whose objects often featured strong black and white graphics paired with geometries in bright blue and yellow; Marco Zanini and Matteo Thun, who were particularly active in designing ceramics and glass; Martine Bedin, creator of the endearing Super lamp on wheels; and the couple George Sowden and Nathalie Du Pasquier, known for their innovative work as pattern designers. In addition, the celebrated Tawaraya (a bed shaped like a boxing ring) by Masanori Umeda will be shown complete, with all original accessories – a rare opportunity to see the most monumental work ever produced by Memphis.
In addition to the core group based in Italy, Memphis also invited international designers to contribute to their collections: Peter Shire, a California-based ceramic artist, sculptor, and furniture designer; Michael Graves, the great American postmodern architect; and Shiro Kuramata, the Japanese designer, who brought his magically light touch to objects in transparent acrylic and confetti terrazzo. Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis will include capsule displays on all these leading figures in design.

 

Accompanying the wealth of objects on view, the exhibition will also include an interpretive video, featuring gallerist Keith Johnson of Urban Architecture, who has played the leading role in introducing Memphis design to the USA in the 1980s and since; and the exhibition’s guest curator, Glenn Adamson. Previously Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where he co-curated a major exhibition on postmodern art and design, Adamson has also been director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

 

Visitors to Mount Dora will also be able to enjoy cuisine inspired by the exhibition at the Modernism Museum’s associated restaurant 1921 by Norman Van Aken, the James Beard Award winning chef. Dishes inspired by Bowie’s music will be presented at the restaurant throughout the run of the show.

 

For more information about Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis, please contact the Modernism Museum at: 352-385-0034.

 

Exhibit Opening!

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On October 27, the Modernism Museum in Mount Dora, Florida, will open a new exhibition about the design collection of David Bowie.  Entitled Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis and shown to the general public for the first time, these designs were created by the Italian supergroup of designers. The exhibit will present a wide range of objects previously in the collection of the superstar performer.

 

Launched in 1981, Memphis was a completely new style statement, and had a huge influence on the look of the decade, from MTV videos to film to fashion. The brash colors, clashing patterns and edgy silhouettes of these objects have come to be synonymous with the 1980s.

 

The leader of Memphis was Ettore Sottsass, arguably the most significant Italian designer of the postwar era, and certainly the most wide-ranging. In his long career, Sottsass not only made experimental furnishings, but also industrial product designs, office suites, graphics, ceramics, and many other genres of object; his curiosity was uncontainable. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent monographic exhibition on the designer attests also to the broad influences he incorporated into his work, many of which found their way into the challenging aesthetic statements of Memphis.

 

Few people were bold enough to furnish their own homes with these radical works. Bowie was one of them. Showing the same unconventional, visionary qualities in his collecting as he did in his music, he acquired a large number of Memphis designs during his lifetime. The majority of these objects will be included in the display at Mount Dora.

 

Beyond the examples from Bowie’s own collection, the museum has gathered together a complete overview of other designs by Memphis. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the group’s work ever shown in a museum. Sottsass is particularly well represented, with iconic pieces such as the Carlton and Casablanca sideboards, as well as rare works like the Palm Springs dining table, which features an orange aniline-dyed top.

 

Beyond Sottsass, this definitive show includes work by all the core members of Memphis Among them are: Michele DeLucchi, whose objects often featured strong black and white graphics paired with geometries in bright blue and yellow; Marco Zanini and Matteo Thun, who were particularly active in designing ceramics and glass; Martine Bedin, creator of the endearing Super lamp on wheels; and the couple George Sowden and Nathalie Du Pasquier, known for their innovative work as pattern designers. In addition, the celebrated Tawaraya (a bed shaped like a boxing ring) by Masanori Umeda will be shown complete, with all original accessories – a rare opportunity to see the most monumental work ever produced by Memphis.
In addition to the core group based in Italy, Memphis also invited international designers to contribute to their collections: Peter Shire, a California-based ceramic artist, sculptor, and furniture designer; Michael Graves, the great American postmodern architect; and Shiro Kuramata, the Japanese designer, who brought his magically light touch to objects in transparent acrylic and confetti terrazzo. Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis will include capsule displays on all these leading figures in design.

 

Accompanying the wealth of objects on view, the exhibition will also include an interpretive video, featuring gallerist Keith Johnson of Urban Architecture, who has played the leading role in introducing Memphis design to the USA in the 1980s and since; and the exhibition’s guest curator, Glenn Adamson. Previously Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where he co-curated a major exhibition on postmodern art and design, Adamson has also been director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

 

Visitors to Mount Dora will also be able to enjoy cuisine inspired by the exhibition at the Modernism Museum’s associated restaurant 1921 by Norman Van Aken, the James Beard Award winning chef. Dishes inspired by Bowie’s music will be presented at the restaurant throughout the run of the show.

 

For more information about Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis, please contact the Modernism Museum at: 352-385-0034.