Gallery Tour | Alfond Inn
Docent Tour & Cocktails at The Alfond Inn presented by Snap! Orlando
Wednesday, May 6th 2015 | 6pm | The Alfond Inn
Join us for a docent tour, led by Co-Curator Amy Galpin, and cocktails at The Alfond Inn of the more than 100 pieces of art displayed throughout its common areas. The collection, which has not been exhibited elsewhere, contains paintings, photos and sculptures by more than 50 artists.
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College is, at once, a collection with a point of view and a lesson in the art of our times, social history, civic mindedness, international affairs, and philanthropy, among others. A work in progress, the collection is the brainchild of Barbara and Theodore Alfond (R'68), noted art collectors and patrons of several art institutions.
The curatorial narrative revolves around notions of critical thinking; literacy; enlarging one’s perspective; understanding other cultures and traditions; and language. Barbara and Ted Alfond, along with independent curator Abigail Ross Goodman, have selected and purchased to date over 240 paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed media works by established and emerging contemporary artists from around the world.