July 23, 2014

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

I always enjoy discovering hidden gems. One of my favorite finds lately is the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. I enjoy exploring this beautiful school and was looking forward to visiting the museum on campus.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on Holt Avenue along Lake Virginia. You will find free parking located next to the museum making it convenient for a visit.

The museum currently offers free admission for 2014 courtesy of Bessmer Trust. CFAM is open Tuesday - Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday - Sunday 11am-5pm.

I stopped by the museum during their Family Day. This was a great opportunity for families. Docents gave tours of the museum. They also had various art activities and scavenger hunts set up for the kids. They have another Family Day scheduled August 8th. Beginning October 5th CFAM will have monthly Family Days held on the first Sunday of each month.

While the children in the group had fun listening and learning from the docents I went around doing a little exploring of the museum.
Family Days info for  Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College


Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Stained glass at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Audio Guide at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art gallery at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art piece at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Art project for Family Day at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College
You could spend some time exploring this museum. Each visit being different from the one before due to the changing exhibitions. The Audio Guide is a nice touch to learn a bit more about the piece on display. To get more out of your visit CFAM offers a 4th Friday Lecture Series and a First Friday Gallery Talk.

On your way out of the museum make sure to visit the gift shop. There are some unique finds in here. Museum gift shops tend to be great places to shop for those who are hard to buy for. They had some fun stuff for sale for kiddos too.
Gift Shop at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Gift Shop at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College


Make an afternoon out of your visit and enjoy a stroll along Park Avenue or enjoy a picnic at Dinky Dock.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum offers free weekend tours Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. They also do free tours showcasing the art displayed at the Alfond Inn each Friday at 1pm.

Upcoming events taking place at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum include:



8/8 - Family Day 2-6pm

July 21, 2014

Exploring Orlando Enjoying Local Restaurants, Craft Beer, I-Drive, CityWalk & More

I did a lot of exploring this week.  I was all over Orlando. Wednesday I had a friend in town for a convention, so Bryan and I headed back down to International Drive to meet up for drinks. Bryan and I started at Café Tu Tu Tango. They have great BOGO drinks and $2 off tapas for Happy Hour.
Cocktail at Café Tu Tu Tango
Gummy Bear Cocktail

July 18, 2014

Exploring Sanford With a Visit to Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café

I remember how charming I thought Sanford was the first time I visited the historic town. Their main street in town offers a lot and makes for a nice afternoon of exploring. A fun way to get around this town is with Limo Cycle Tours. Grab some friends and enjoy some beers as you peddle your way around Sanford.
Limo Cycle Tours

July 15, 2014

Sail the Seas with Carnival and Cigar City Brewing

Craft beer lovers who enjoy cruising on Carnival Cruise Lines out of Florida just got a bit happier or should I say hoppier? Carnival recently announced that they would now be serving Cigar City Beer on their 13 ships that set sail from Florida ports.  

The celebration of this collaboration took place this past Sunday in Tampa aboard Carnival's Legend.
Carnival Cruise Ship Legend in the Port of Tampa

July 14, 2014

Exploring Orlando with visits to Leu Gardens, Animal Kingdom, Day Trip to Tampa, Enjoying Craft Beer & more

I started off last week with a lovely stroll through Leu Gardens.  Bryan and I took advantage of the free admission offered the first Monday of each month.  I like to visit later in the afternoon when the crowds aren't too busy.
The rose garden at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando

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