Museum Of Art – Deland Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day

Free Admission to Uptown and Downtown Galleries September 22nd

September 1st, 2018
Museum Of Art – Deland Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day

DELAND, FL – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – The Museum of Art – DeLand will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as a part of the Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. This year’s theme is
Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture and emboldening others to be pioneers.

The Museum’s featured woman artists are Janet Siegel Rogers and Dorothy Gillespie. The Janet Siegel Rogers: Retrospective exhibition is being shown at the Museum’s Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in Deland, FL. Rogers’ objective as a painter is to explore and experiment with color interaction. She utilizes the transparent nature of an oil and wax process to evoke a depth of field with a translucent quality. Retrospective will be shown through October 21, 2018.

Gillespie’s Exhibition: Color, Light and Motion is located at the Museum’s Uptown location at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, FL. Gillespie was an American artist and sculptor who became known for her large and colorful abstract metal sculptures. When visiting the Museum use the
#WomenMakingHistory and #MuseumDay to share your experience and follow the Museum of Art – Deland on Facebook and Twitter @MoArtDeland and on Instagram at museum_of_art_deland.

“We are proud to be a part of the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. It allows the Museum to continue to fulfill its mission of making art accessible to the community,” said Donna Tinoco, APR, director of marketing for the Museum of Art – DeLand.

About the Museum of Art – DeLand

The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida. Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. The Museum is supported by its Guild, Krewe Nouveau, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in downtown DeLand. To learn more about the Museum, its programming exhibits and opportunities to engage with the Arts visit us at or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information contact:
Donna Tinoco, APR