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Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)

Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park
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With a collection of over 5,000 works, one of the largest and most distinguished art collections in Florida, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) is recognized as a leader among college museums. While the collection’s roots are over a century old, the museum recently underwent a major renovation, reopening its doors to the public in 2006. This $4.5 million construction project included a new building with six display galleries, a print study room, and an educational gallery.

CFAM’s permanent collection includes works by Albert Bierstadt, Alex Katz, John Frederick Kensett, Henri Matisse, Thomas Moran, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Tintoretto, and Tiepolo. Original and traveling exhibitions change seasonally and include works geared toward a wide-range of audiences, including art from the early Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary.

CFAM regularly features public talks, films, and educational programs that offer events throughout the year for the benefit of the college campus as well as the local community. Over the past decade CFAM has publicly exhibited many works from its extensive collection for the first time, while more than 700 new works have been acquired by donation or purchase during this period. (KCE)

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College Information

  • Public Transportation: Fair (a short walk from bus 443 at Fairbanks Avenue/Chase Avenue)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday Noon–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Admission: General Admission is $5. Free for members; NARM reciprocal members; children; Rollins College faculty, staff and students; and other college students with a valid ID
  • Tour: Free with the cost of admission. Docent-led tours are available by appointment for groups of ten or more, and must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. The galleries are also available for self-guided tours by classes or groups during all hours of operation
  • Membership: Individual ($30–$59); Basic ($60–$99); Contributing ($100–$199); Patron ($200–$499); Salon ($500–$999); Benefactor ($1,000+). Member benefits are tiered with every member receiving free unlimited admission; reduced admission to “Outside In” evenings; invitations to Season Preview Receptions; a subscription to the E-newsletter; member “Surprises” – opportunities for day trips, teas, gallery talks, films, and more; and a 10% Museum Store discount and Holiday Double Discount days
  • Other Benefits: Reciprocal membership to other museums is available at the Contributing Level ($100–$199).