Maitland Art Center

An art colony founded in the 1930s by American artist and architect J. André Smith, Maitland Art Center is a historic site filled with intriguing experimental art exhibitions and programs. The center, designed by Smith as a Mayan Revival–style structure, is one of the last surviving examples of the fantasy architectural movement. Groups will enjoy touring the museum’s fascinating exhibits featuring art created using objects such as rubber, metal, plastic, and more. Activities allow groups to paint outdoors on museum grounds. Tours of the museum are available by appointment. 

Contact Info
Address: 231 W. Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751. Orange County. Tel: 407-539-2181 ext. 264. Email: megan@artandhistory.org. Website: www.artandhistory.org/maitlandartcenter. Hrs: Tues.- Sun. 11AM-4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue