Winter Park Institute

Winter Park Institute Announces 2018–19 Season

The Rollins College speaker series opens in September with Maggie Doyne, CNN’s 2015 Hero of the Year, and closes in April with M. Sanjayan, CEO and senior scientist of Conservation International.

Photo by Scott Cook

Music Department Places to Eat

Well Versed

Passionate, confident, and creative Rollins music students take to the studio on their own, creating a poignant music video that both celebrates the past and looks toward the future.

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971), Borscht, 1931, Photogravure print, Purchase from the Michel Roux Acquisition Fund, Cornell Fine Arts Museum 2014.8. Photo © Estate of Margaret Bourke-White/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

New Quartet of Exhibitions at Cornell Fine Arts Museum

CFAM unveils four new exhibitions for the summer season, which runs from May 24 to August 26.

Fred Rogers’ portrait—painted by local artist Don Sondag—hangs in Tiedtke Concert Hall.

Rollins Walking Tour Celebrates Mister Rogers

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted 50 years ago, and Rollins is honoring its most famous alumnus with a self-guided campus tour of memorabilia.

From left: Bob James, The Gazebros, and Will Patrick.

Free Concert to Celebrate 10 Years of Winter Park Institute

On Sunday, February 18, head down to the main stage on Park Avenue for a lively evening of entertainment.

Ria Brodell, St. Anthony Finds G.I. Joe’s Gun, Gouache on paper, 11 x 15 in., 2009, Courtesy of the artist

CFAM Debuts First Museum Presentation for Artist Ria Brodell

An exhibition of work from artist Ria Brodell challenges gender norms and explores the concept of devotion.

Rollins to Host Conference as Part of Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Poet and activist Sonia Sanchez, along with other venerable voices, continue the important discussion of the issues and concerns facing communities of color.

Rollins Welcomes the 2018 GladdeningLight Symposium

Join a group of heralded artists and thinkers for a weekend of stimulating discussion on the evocative nature of film.

Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French 1819-1916) De Saint-Privé à Bléneau: souvenir de l'Yonne, (View from Saint-Privé towards Bléneau: Memory of the Yonne), 1885, Oil on canvas, © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, Legacy Henry Vasnier. Photo: C. Devleeschauwer

CFAM Announces New Exhibition Starting in January

Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet will be on exhibit at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum from January 20 to April 8, 2018.

Photo courtesy Candy Chang

Event Preview: Candy Chang

Artist Candy Chang will discuss the inspiration for her public art installation Before I Die and why it’s important to engage with each other.

Sense and Sensibility Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Enjoy a refreshing take on Jane Austen’s beloved 18th-century novel at the Annie.

Event Preview: Lauren Bush Lauren

During the second event of the 2017-18 Winter Park Institute season, Lauren Bush Lauren will inspire her audience to “Help FEED the World” through her social business mission.

Tomás Saraceno, Cloud Cities - Nebulous Thresholds, 2017 (detail), Metal, polyester rope, fishing line, iridescent plexiglass, metal wire, steel thread, Installed at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, Winter Park, Florida, USA., The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 2017.6.46. Image courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photography © Studio Tomás Saraceno 2017

Cornell Fine Arts Museum Things to Do

CFAM Announces New Installation at The Alfond Inn

The latest addition to the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud Cities - Nebulous Thresholds will be on display in the conservatory of The Alfond Inn beginning this month.

Annie Russell Theatre

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 2017–18 Season

The Annie Russell Theatre’s 85th season includes The Cradle Will Rock, Sense and Sensibility, The Women of Lockerbie, and 9 to 5: The Musical.

Images of Zora Neale Hurston at Rollins College Archives & Special Collections.

What Rollins Students Learned from Zora! Fest

Rollins students celebrate the history and culture of Eatonville and reflect on topics of race and social class.

Winter With the Writers

Bachelder, Hopler Join 2017 Winter With the Writers

Winter With the Writers at Rollins College has added National Book Award finalists Chris Bachelder and Jay Hopler to its 2017 lineup this February.

Student actors perform Hello Dolly! in the spring 2016 semester. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Things to Do

40+ Events That Will Help You Get Your Arts and Culture Fix This Spring

From art exhibitions and bestselling authors to symposiums and LipSync, it’s time for you to fill up your calendar with upcoming Rollins College events.

‘Star Trek’ Star George Takei’s Proudest Role: Civil-Rights Activist

The “Star Trek” actor George Takei will speak at the Winter Park Institute at Rollins.

Event Preview: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA superstar and social justice activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar closes out the 2018 Winter Park Institute season.

Event Preview: Story Musgrave

For the second to final speaker series this season at the Winter Park Institute, learn more about the interesting life and varied successes of astronaut Story Musgrave.

The Women of Lockerbie Debuts at Annie Russell

Join us for a poignant contemporary drama based on true events that transpired in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Winter With the Writers Announces 2018 Schedule

The annual literary festival at Rollins opens in February with national bestselling author Hillary Jordan and features a pair of National Book Awards finalists.

Orlando Sentinel Takes Note of CFAM Exhibition

Both the Orlando Science Center and the Mennello Museum of American Art are showcasing companion exhibits from CFAM’s Time As Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science.

Ring In the Holidays with Songs of the Season

Rollins and Full Sail join forces in getting everyone in the holiday spirit with a free concert at the Dr. Phillips Center.

Rollins Hosts Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico

Former The Voice contestant Christian Cuevas will perform Bringing Hope One Song at a Time to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts.

Event Preview: Billy Collins

Next up in the Winter Park Institute’s speaker series, U.S. poet laureate and Winter Park resident Billy Collins will regale the audience with his newest poetry collection.

Photos: Time As Landscape

Cornell Fine Arts Museum kicks off its new exhibition with a successful opening night.