What To Do In Florida: See the Disney-sponsored exhibit at the Orlando Museum of Art

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A piece from the exhibit: From Alice to Zeus The Art of John Rocco

A piece from the exhibit: From Alice to Zeus The Art of John Rocco

Florida Vacation Guide to The Art of John Rocco at the Orlando Museum of Art

Everyone knows that Orlando is the place to go for a vacation full of shopping or visits to theme parks, but there’s also plenty of culture to explore in this part of Florida.

From now through October 28 when you visit the Orlando Museum of Art, you’ll be able to visit a special exhibit sponsored by the Walt Disney World Resort; From Alice to Zeus – The Art of John Rocco.

About the Orlando Museum of Art

Get out of the hot sun for a couple of hours with a visit to OMA. Every year there are 10-12 on-site exhibitions and 13 off-site exhibitions to explore. You can sign up for a gallery tour, an art appreciation lecture or a studio class. Or of course you can simply visit to appreciate the works of local, national and regional artists.

If you’re traveling with young children, those little ones will love to explore one of the property’s two Discovery Centers, each one devoted to providing activities and programs related to its exhibits and permanent collections. Be sure to grab a Gallery Activity Bag on your visit, it’s full of activities related to the museum’s permanent American art collection.

From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Rocco

One of the exhibits being shown at OMA this year is From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Rocco. This eighth installment in OMA’s Art of Picture Book Series is on view from July 14 through October 28, 2012, and it’s being sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort.

Rocco is a Disney Hyperion published author making this the perfect way for Disney to help the Orlando Museum of Art present special programming for children. Your child will love the playful drawings, sketches and doodles in the collection as much as you will, though you may appreciate a “behind the scenes” peek at the creative process of the artist a bit more than them.

About the Artist, John Rocco

Rocco graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he studied illustration. After his graduation he eventually became a Disney Imagineer where he went on to design attractions for Epcot and became an art director for DisneyQuest.

He started illustrating and writing children’s stories in 2004, all of which were published by Disney Hyperion Books. Give your children the chance to meet the artist on September 29 at 1pm when John Rocco will be signing books at the Orlando Museum of Art.

Hours & Admission

  • Tues-Fri: 10am to 4pm
  • Sat-Sun: 12pm to 4pm

The museum is closed on Mondays and Major Holidays.

  • Adults: $8
  • Children Ages 4 – 17: $5
  • Ages 3 and Under: Free

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