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Museums & Galleries

This section lists fine art galleries and some unusual museums, but we have more historical museums in our History Museums section of the site.

Museum of Art – DeLand

The Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida is a vital nonprofit visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts. In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum hosts rotating exhibits, gallery talks and receptions, educational programming, master artist workshops and special events throughout the year.

Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida
600 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 734-4371

African American Museum of the Arts

The African American Museum of the Arts is the only museum in the region devoted primarily to African-American and Caribbean-American cultures and art. The Museum houses a revolving gallery of pieces by established and emerging artists, featuring six major exhibitions per year. It is also home to a permanent collection of more than 200 artifacts, including sculptures and ceremonial masks from the countries of Africa.

African American Museum of the Arts
325 S Clara Ave, DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-4004

Gillespie Museum of Minerals

Gillespie Museum of Minerals exhibits one of the largest private mineral and gem collections in the world, with more than 25,000 rare specimens. It features an outstanding array of minerals, as well as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; Florida minerals and fossils; earth science exhibits; and precious and semi-precious gemstones – all showcased in an historic building accented by a native Florida landscape.

Gillespie Museum of Minerals
234 E Michigan Ave, DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 822-7330

Gateway Center for the Arts

Gateway Center for the Arts is a state-of-the-art community cultural facility and arts education center. It provides classrooms, studios, a kiln room, exhibit space, a lecture hall, an auditorium with innovative performance and small theater ability, a catering kitchen, a gift shop, an office and a lobby/reception area.

Gateway Center for the Arts
880 U.S 17, De Bary, FL 32713
(386) 668-5553

Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center

Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center is located on Stetson University’s Palm Court/Quad. The Hand Art Center is the home of the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection, which features more than 1,000 of her father’s paintings, drawings and archival materials, which she bequeathed to Stetson. Admission is free.

Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center
139 E Michigan Ave, DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 822-7271

Stetson Mansion

Tour Florida’s first luxury home, often considered the grandest built in Florida during the 19th century. When completed in 1886 as the winter retreat of famed hat maker and philanthropist John B. Stetson, this home was the only Gilded Age estate in Florida. The Stetsons were known for hosting magnificent parties for elite, influential citizens of America’s most prosperous era. Henry Flagler built a private railway spur to the Stetson estate, enabling delivery of the finest architectural materials. Tour Hours: March – July, Tuesday and Thursday only at 10:30 a.m. Admission: $20 regular tour; $30 grand tour. Cash only. Reservations required. Email your time/date request to: StetsonMansion@hotmail.com. Gates open 25 minutes before the start of each tour. Regular tours last an hour; grand tours are an hour and a half. No high heels, please!

Stetson Mansion
1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 873-0167

Gallery on First

Gallery on First on First is a unique gallery and working space for professional and emerging artists that invites the public inside the artistic process through shows, events, education and conversations with working artists. Located in downtown Sanford, where passion for art is shared with a spirit of Southern Hospitality.

Gallery on First
211 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 323-2774

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art

This gallery is located in historic downtown Sanford features the work of Southern folk artists. The gallery frequently features live music, contains art studios, and endeavors to promote “outsider” or self-taught art from the Southern U.S. The gallery features items for every budget, including charming gifts.

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
211 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 323-2774

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