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The Mennello Museum of American Art

Orlando, Florida

The Mennello Museum of American Art's permanent collection of paintings by self-taught folk artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977) is the largest in existence.  Cunningham's works are also collected by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Mennello Museum 's affiliation with the City of Orlando allows it to draw from the City of Orlando Permanent Collection, the largest public art collection in the state of Florida.  It has hosted several traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: "1934: A New Deal for Artists;" "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond;" "Earl Cunningham's America," and "George Catlin's American Buffalo."