January 16 2018, Winter Park, Florida – The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) opens its upcoming exhibition, Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet. Highlights from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, this Saturday January 20, 2018. The exhibition runs through April 8, 2018.
To welcome these French Impressionist masterpieces to Winter Park, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is offering a new package designed for guests to experience this exhibition of works rarely seen outside of France.
Bonjour Winter Park!
Valid through– April 8, 2018
Rates start at $259, based on double occupancy and includes:
* Two nights in a Classic Room
* Two complimentary French cocktails in the Hotel Bar
* A set of Impressionist notecards in a keepsake box
* The Towards Impressionism: Landscape from Corot to Monet exhibition takes place at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins. Museum hours are Tuesday: 10 am-7pm, Wednesday-Friday: 10 am-4 pm, Saturday-Sunday Noon-5 pm. Closed Monday. Tours can be booked in advance for groups of 8 or more.
The package rate does not include taxes and service charges and based on availability.
Curated by Suzanne Greub, founder and director, Art Centre Basel, in collaboration with the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims and the City of Reims, France, Towards Impressionism marks the first time that an exhibition drawn exclusively from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims, France – home to one of the largest collections of French 19th century landscape painting – will travel to the United States. The Cornell is one of only two venues for this exhibition in the United States.
The exhibition traces the revolutionary evolution of landscape painting in France from Romanticism to Impressionism and includes works by such artists as Eugène Boudin, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins also provides a unique art experience. Named one of the Top Hotels in the World, and the number one hotel in Florida, by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017, it is the only hotel in the United States that serves as the extension of an art museum. The public areas showcase rotating installations of contemporary art from an extraordinary trove of paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media works from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at CFAM.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Set on the Rollins College campus overlooking beautiful Lake Virginia, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area. Its broad scope holdings of approximately 5,500 objects range from antiquity through contemporary and include the only European Old Masters collection in the Orlando area, a sizable American art collection, and the forward-looking Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art. The Alfond Collection is shown both at the museum and at The Alfond Inn at Rollins a few blocks from campus, a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships. For additional information, call 407.646.2526 or visit www.rollins.edu/cfam.
About The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn is a stylish boutique hotel in Winter Park, Florida that opened in 2013 and was ranked #1 in Florida and #7 in the United States in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers ‘Choice Awards. Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn was built with a $12.5 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Net operating income from the Inn is directed to The Alfond Scholars program fund, the College's premier scholarship fund. The hotel showcases The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College, which is part of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection, The Alfond Inn has a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is managed by The Olympia Companies, an innovative leader in hospitality. The 112- room boutique hotel includes the award-winning Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant, a pool and fitness center, and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport. The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407- 998-8090.