THE ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART. Launched in 1924, and incorporated as a 501 institution, the Orlando Museum of Art is the leading cultural institution in the region. The purpose of the Orlando Museum of Art will be to interpret and present the most compelling art for the public to experience, and also to positively influence people’s lives with inspirational and innovative education programs which will survive as a cultural heritage in Central Florida. The mission of the Orlando Museum of Art will be to inspire creativity, passion and intellectual fascination by connecting people with artwork and new ideas. Annually, the Museum presents 10-12 exhibitions on site and 13 exhibitions off-site, award winning artwork enrichment programs, boundless gallery tours, instructor in service training programs, video programs, distinguished lectures, art appreciation lectures, studio courses, lecture/luncheon programs and outreach services in its center and during the community.
The services benefit people, including visitors from all 67 counties in Florida, the other 49 states and several foreign countries. These programs are implemented from the Museum’s staff, its Board of Trustees and more than 700 volunteers, a lot of which are part of its membership of 5, 000 individuals. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is an international institution, a regional asset, and also a Blue Star Museum that serves the central Florida community. Funding for the Museum has been created through earned cash, presents from the OMA Board of Trustees, Ambassadors, Council of 101, Acquisition Trust, Friends of American Art, also through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. OMA is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the City of Orlando, the Clive Foundation, the Warren and Augusta Hume Foundation, the Chesley G. Magruder Foundation, the Martin Andersen Gracia Andersen Foundation, the Williams Family Foundation, United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts Campaign, and Anonymous donors.