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Maitland Art Center, Maitland

#281 of 332 in Museums in Florida
The Maitland Art Center is a historic site in Maitland, Florida. It was founded and designed by architect and artist J. Andre Smith in 1937 as an artist colony, dedicated to experimental art. Funded by philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok, the colony hosted artists such as Ralston Crawford, Milton Avery, and Consuelo Kanaga. It is located at 231 West Packwood Avenue. On November 17, 1982, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.The Maitland Art Center is one of the five museums encompassed by the Art & History Museums - Maitland . The A&H's Maitland Art Center offers artist residency programs, a variety of art classes for adults and children, professional development for artists, and dynamic programming for art appreciation. The A&H is a non-profit organization funded by earned income and contributions by the City of Maitland, the State of Florida, United Arts of Central Florida, grants, and individual donations.The A&H's Maitland Art Center is one of the few examples of Mayan Revival architecture, also known as Fantasy Architecture in the southeast. The grounds are a common location for outdoor weddings. The art center offers three areas for weddings: the Main Garden, the Chapel, and the Mayan Courtyard.The Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in August 2014.
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  • This place has a magical vibe that will make you just want to sit and relax on one of benches around the museum. It is romantic, quiet and well worth a trip off the beaten path for.  more »
  • Difficult to find everything that is on Campus. The hours were not what the website said. There it a Carpenter workshop, the house of the man, and other things that are not in the same place, but go.  more »
  • This is really the first artists' colony in Florida founded by Jules Andre Smith, an artist and a visionary who enticed such painters as Ralston Crawford and Milton Avery to come to Florida. Maitland ...  more »
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  • I love this office. The staff is exceptional and Dr. Ryan is the best. When you get your exam it is so thorough you know that you have received the best care possible. They don't overbook so you know if you have a 11:15 appointment you are going to be seen at that time. I would like to thank them for the great job that they do. Also I love the jelly bellies.
  • Dr. Schott & his staff are a pleasure to work with. Everything has been such an easy process from scheduling my very visit to billing. I felt very comfortable with them from the beginning and I'm so glad I was referred to them. My family and I will definitely continue coming here!
  • Seriously, the best optometrist I have ever been to. Dr. Ryan does a full exam and his staff is exceptional. Try them, you won't go anywhere else.
  • My seven month old daughter received her first eye exam today at Maitland Vision Center. Her exam was part of a program I found online called InfantSEE in which six to twelve month olds are screened for any potential eye health problems. Being the eager first time mom that I am, I just had to check it out! The idea is that if found early, any problems would be easier to correct. Participating doctors donate their time to the program (so that the exam is at no cost to the parents) because they are devoted to good eye care at all ages. I had never been to MVC before as I typically visit another optometrist, however, after today's visit I will likely switch my own care to the practice. The office was extremely clean (enough that I let my baby crawl in the floor). The office staff was friendly and welcoming. There was even complimentary coffee, hot tea, and jelly beans in the waiting area. They seem to carry very stylish choices in frames, many I had never seen before at any of the offices I've visited and the office had a boutique-like feel. The doctor and his assistant were great with my daughter during the exam and even gave her a kitten finger puppet as a reward for an exam well done. I can't express enough what a positive experience we had and would definitely recommend this practice to others!

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