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Main Courtyard of Maitland Art Center
Maitland Art Center Pond
Smith's Research Studio
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Beautiful Sculptures Pepper the Maitland Art Center Campus

Art & History Museums-Maitland Artist in Residence

Emerging Program member

Art and History Museums–Maitland (A&H) offers an Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program, which honors the legacy of founder Jules André Smith’s Research Studio and reflects the current mission of the institution. André Smith’s Research Studio, a lively artist colony, was funded by Mary Louise Curtis Bok from 1938 to 1957, and hosted artists of national prominence, including Milton Avery, Ralston Crawford, Doris Lee, and Teng Chiu. Today the Residency program celebrates A&H’s history as a place where artists can live and work in an inspiring architectural environment replete with opportunities for collaboration and experimentation in art. Two-three residencies are offered per year, with selected artists working and living at the Art Center, one at a time for a period of three, six, or nine weeks. The Artist-in-Residence lives in André Smith’s original home and works in a studio on campus. Depending on the residency length, the artist will be asked to interact on varying levels with local artists and the public.


Maitland, Florida: United States

The Art & History Museums - Maitland is a premier Central Florida cultural destination and community gathering place. From professional artists working in their studios, to hands on 19th century woodworking, our museums offer unparalleled opportunities for enrichment and inspiration. Programming includes artist-in-residence and artists-in-action programs, art classes and workshops, hands-on history programs, interactive exhibits, special events, and more. Our two campuses include a 1937 artists’ colony with Aztec and Mayan architectural influences, a Victorian house museum, a working antique tool museum, an interactive telephone museum, and a local history museum. The Waterhouse Residence Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Carpentry Shop Museum anchor the A&H Lake Lily Campus to the South with two program centers adjacent to the museums, the Cottage at Lake Lily and the Studios at Lake Lily. Several blocks to the North, the Maitland Art Center, the Telephone Museum, and the Maitland Historical Museum comprise the Packwood Campus. The Maitland Art Center is the location for the Artist-in-Residence program. The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith (1880-1959). The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2014, and is the only NHL in Greater Orlando. Maitland is a small, residential community fifteen minutes from downtown Orlando, known for its beautiful lakes and parks, arts and culture, and top rated schools. Next door to Maitland are the historic towns of Winter Park and Eatonville. Grocery store, yoga, SunRail, independent theater and more, are in walking distance.

Contact Information

231 W. Packwood Ave
Maitland, Florida 32751
United States
Tel: 4075392181