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MMAA Opening Reception | The Grand Portraits of Mr. Eddy Mumma

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The Mennello Museum of American Art

900 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL 32803

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ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER and FRIENDS OF THE MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART invite you to the opening night

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The Mennello Museum of American Art is proud to announce the exhibition opening of The Grand Portraits of Mr. Eddy Mumma. The exhibit is only the third solo museum exhibition of the artist's work to date and is on view from April 23 – August 1, 2021.

The Grand Portraits of Mr. Eddy Mumma explores the self-taught artist's lavish portraits from the Mennello Museum of American Art's collection and other prominent Florida collections – including Josh Feldstein, The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, and Dr. Lou Hill.

Mumma abandoned any notion of traditional art schooling after a teacher's insult during his first lesson at the age of 60 in Gainesville, Florida. A homebound Mumma would take this slight in stride. Instead of giving up, he poured over art books, texts, and popular magazines given to him by friends and family. These beloved images intermingled with his imagination to develop the round-faced, wide-awake, geometric figures he is renowned for today. A proliferation of portraits originally hung from every inch of the artist's modest home, immersing the artist in a gallery of his self-inspired works. These mysterious, smiling, and sometimes frenzied characters were his constant companions, always within sight, rarely shown, and never sold.

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During this event, we are utilizing Timed Ticketing limiting admission inside the exhibition space to 16 individuals, keeping within current capacity limits. Enjoy food & drinks in the Sculpture Garden while you wait for your ticket time.

All attendees must register for a ticket time. Limit 2 tickets per order.

Free for Mennello Museum Members

Tickets $15

Beemo $10

Cant join us inside the Museum for the Opening? We are extending the celebration beyond the front doors to bring you appetizers a cash bar, and special musical guests Beemo! - Space is limited to 50 additional tickets, so get yours now!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The Mennello Museum of American Art and its exhibitions are generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of the Mennello Museum ofAmerican Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts ofCentral Florida. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department ofState, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts andCulture, and Visit Orlando. The Mennello Museum of American Art is city owned and operated.

THE GRAND PORTRAITS OF MR EDDY MUMMA is curated by Katherine Page, Mennello Museum of American Art.

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