Past Events

Jonathan Hodge Solo Violinist Plays MMMD

Saturday, August 20 

Jonathan Hodge performed a solo concert in the intimate setting of the "esherick to NAKSAHIMA" exhibit. Jonathan has been dazzling audiences for over 40 years, inspired by a variety of musical genres, from classical roots to Celtic, jazz, blues and other folk styles. Guests will enjoy the sweet sounds of his violin, so get ready to take a musical journey like none other. 

Gyotaku, Japanese Fish Painting for Kids

Saturday, July 30 11:00am

Gyotaku is a form of "nature printing" that began in Japan in the 1800s. Japanese fisherman would record the fish they caught by covering the fish with ink and then placing a piece of paper on top of it. When the paper is pulled away, a fish print is revealed!  

FREE for children ages 5 - 10 

A Night of Jazz & Blues with CeCe Teneal

Cece Teneal

On July 9th CeCe Teneal dazzled us with an outstanding concert on Wendell Castle’s Caligari Piano, and by the way it was a standing room only event! CeCe Teneal winner of the Independent Music Award in Best R & B Album and Best Gospel Song provided an evening of entertainment amongst the works of Wharton Esherick and George Nakashima.

Tickets - $20 3MD Members or $25 for Non-Members.
Admission included a sparkling wine reception and viewing of our 'esherick to NAKASHIMA' exhibit. 
145 E. 4th Ave. Mount Dora, (352) 385-0034.

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Free Lecture on Bridgism by Rebecca Rose

Rebecca Rose

Modernism Museum Mount Dora held an informative lecture on Bridgism. “Bridgism describes bridging craft and fine art - blurring the line so the line doesn’t exist or matter, equalling the playing field, where both are recognized and revered”, Rebecca Rose.

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A Tribute to Female Singer-Songwriters


Sunshine Mathews

We celebrated Female Singer-Songwriters in our acclaimed music series featuring the Museum's Steinway "Caligari" Piano, not only a magnificent instrument but a work of art by American Studio Artist Wendell Castle. Sunshine Mathews delighted and entertained as she paid homage to the female musicians that came before her.


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Jared Violin


What an amazing show!  Our guests were thrilled by the mesmerizing concert by Jared Violin! This amazing violinist wowed the audience in a solo performance with his electric violin amidst the beauty of the 'esherick to NAKASHIMA' exhibit.  It ended in a well deserved, standing ovation!  They were so impressed that they are demading for him to play again soon....stay tuned for the upcoming date!  Here's more about Jared's inspiring career....

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A Valentine's Concert at Modernism Museum

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Modernism Museum brought another spectacular show in February 2016.  Central Florida band "iU" will delighted the audience with a slight departure from their usual style: a mix of jazzy alternative renditions of popular love songs from the last century.

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Bonsai Workshop


Modernism Museum hosted a fun and educational event on January 24, the art of Bonsai!

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A Lecture: Distilled Simplicity

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George Nakashima admired and emulated the simplicity of the American Shaker style in furniture. Come join us for a free illustrated lecture with special guest Courtney Martin as she reflects on the comparisons of these two iconic aesthetics of design.  The event will include the presentation, a question and answer period, and browsing of the museum.

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Southern Blues & Soul on the Caligari

Beth McKee

Mississippi native Beth McKee offered fiery-sweet songs of tenacity and promise, sung to a deep southern groove, with honest vocals and a roots-y piano style. We were excited to have Beth McKee at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora on April 9th, for another great concert on the 'Caligari Piano...Southern style!

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