Past Events

Christmas on the Caligari with Jeffrey Chodil

Saturday, December 3

Main Street Leasing was proud to present an amazing holiday experience in the "esherick to NAKASHIMA" exhibit with classical pianist Jeffrey Chodil in a very special "Christmas on the Caligari" concert. 

Jeffrey performed timeless holiday favorites along with inspiring pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin on Wendell Castle's "Caligari" piano, originally crafted for the inclusion in the unique and prestigious Steinway Art Case piano collection. 


Adult Origami Workshop

Saturday, December 17  

The word "Origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices. The goal is to transform a flat sheet of square paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Paula Davis, taught this age old art to an exciting group of individuals. Origami is often associated with the Japanese culture and the perfect inspiration of George Nakashima will surrounded all who attended. 



#ArtHistoryTrending: How Instagram Brought Still Lifes & Landscapes into the 21st Century

Thursday, November 10 6:00pm 

We explored the traditions of Art History through the lens of social media and today's pop culture trends! It was extremely fun, informative and best of all,  FREE! The lecture illustrated how Instagram pays homage to art historical traditions like Still Lifes and Landscapes in the 21st century. 




The Caligari Piano, Went Celtic!

Saturday, November 19  

Marcille Wallis and Don Pigeon celebrated all things Celtic in a high-energy performance! Wendell Castles' Caligari piano came alive with bluegrass, old-time Appalachian rock and classical. 

For the first time, and certainly not the last, concert attendees were invited to try out the new 3MD 3-Course Concert Menu at 1921 by Norman Van Aken for $35.00. Click here to take a look at the menu offered that night.


Serenity Saturdays

Saturday, October 1 - 11:00am 

What a wonderful group of creative and now thanks to our Serenity Saturday, peaceful! It was a low-key morning of serenity at the museum. Colored pencils and coloring pages were provided as the participants enjoyed an hour of tranquil, adult coloring time. No instructions, no stress, no expectations - just the time and freedom to express their individual creativity while surrounded by art. 

Children's Halloween Origami Workshop

Saturday, October 29 11:00am 

Children's Halloween Origami WorkshopChildren ages 7 - 12, learned how to turn a simple sheet of paper into a sculpture with origami. Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and this workshop taught kids how to make their own treat box - perfect for stashing all that Halloween candy!! 


"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" Watch The Film That Inspired Wendell Castle's Creation!

Thursday, October 27 6:00pm 

All in attendance fell under the spell of the mysterious Dr. Caligari at a FREE viewing of the 1920 German film "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari." This silent masterpiece of the macabre is often considered the first horror film and is the inspiration behind Wendell Castle's Caligari Piano, part of the Museum's permanent collection. A brief introduction to the aesthetics of German Expressionism proceeded the film's viewing. 


Global Peace Film Festival

September 9 - 11, 2016

In 2003, the Global Peace Film Festival was established to use the power of the moving image to further the cause of peace on earth. As part of the 2016 Global Peace Film Festival, Modernism Museum Mount Dora was proud to be the only host location in Mount Dora, Florida. Attendees enjoyed four of the festival's films in the amazing exhibit of "esherick to Nakashima", Planetary, Every Three Seconds, Landfill Harmonic, and Beyond the Divide. Proudly sponsored by, Main Street Leasing

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Tommy Johnson The Boogie Woogie Man - The Ivory Was Alive!

Saturday, September 24

Tommy Johnson's goal is to take people of all ages on a magical musical tour where they can forget their everyday troubles and woes. We had an absolutely fabulous night of jazz and boogie! Tommy is self-taught, started playing the piano at age 4, made his debut at the age of 7 on the Horace Heidt Show and at age 9 he was pictured in LIFE Magazine. Wendell Castle's Caligari Piano will never be the same after Tommy tickled the ivories!  

Swamp Sistas Song Writing Circle with Beth McKee

The Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle: women of varying ages and stages with a passion for songwriting offered a fantastic concert featuring the Caligari piano on October 15. The group began gathering monthly at Beth McKee's home in early 2015, to workshop songs incorporating a word or phrase sent ahead of time and the gatherings birthed a performance collective. The group presents acoustic, in-the-round concerts wherein the women share songs and stories, often jumping in to sing or play on one another's tunes. Terri Binion, Hannah Harber and Kayonne Riley joined McKee for this amazing performance.

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