5 things to see at Orlando Museum of Art

We’ve told you all about the Florida Prize exhibit at Orlando Museum of Art and how it helped me develop an appreciation for contemporary art. The show featuring works by 10 progressive artists in the Sunshine State continues through Aug. 19 at the Loch Haven Park venue.

After walking through the Prize galleries, here are 5 other works that caught my eye:

Chihuly glass

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“Citron and Cobalt Tower,” by Dale Chihuly, at Orlando Museum of Art.

“Citron and Cobalt Tower,” by Dale Chihuly, at Orlando Museum of Art. (Anne Dunlap/Orlando Sentinel)

Chihuly glass

It’s impossible to miss “Citron and Cobalt Tower,” one of the first items folks see after entering the museum’s first gallery. The masterpiece by glass artist Dale Chihuly features tentacles of dark lemon and blue glass reaching for the sky. It’s beautiful, but don’t touch!

Louis Dewis.

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Detail from “Bridge on the Nivelle,” 1945, oil on canvas, by Louis Dewis.

Detail from “Bridge on the Nivelle,” 1945, oil on canvas, by Louis Dewis. (Anne Dunlap/Orlando Sentinel)

Post-impressionist landscapes

Sharing the space with the Chihuly are seven post-impressionist paintings by Louis Dewis, who painted scenes of cities, villages and countryside throughout Belgium and France. In 2019, the museum will have a major exhibition of works by the Belgian artist who worked primarily between 1916 and his death in 1946. On view through Sept. 9.

Victorian napkin rings

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A selection of Victorian napkin rings is on display at Orlando Museum of Art.

A selection of Victorian napkin rings is on display at Orlando Museum of Art. (Anne Dunlap/Orlando Sentinel)

Napkin rings

Victorians used the silver-plated objects to hold cloth napkins that they would use repeatedly until wash day. The rings, popular from about 1869-1910, often incorporate sculptural items such as people, pets and cherubs. Be prepared to stay for awhile to ponder this case of items that carries the theme of children.

Barbara Sorensen

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“Dwellings,” by Barbara Sorensen.

“Dwellings,” by Barbara Sorensen. (Anne Dunlap/Orlando Sentinel)

Wire-frame sculptures

“Dwellings,” colorful wire-frame sculptures by Barbara Sorensen, were inspired by the large woven fish traps of the Aborigine people of northern Australia, according to the museum. The Colorado-based artist is no stranger to Central Florida: She has exhibited at OMA, the neighboring Mennello Museum of American Art and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins in Winter Park.

Georgia O’Keeffe

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“Datura and Pedernal,” by Georgia O’Keeffe.

“Datura and Pedernal,” by Georgia O’Keeffe. (Anne Dunlap/Orlando Sentinel)

Georgia O’Keeffe

One doesn’t have to travel to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico to see a work by the American artist known for dramatic flowers and Southwestern landscapes. The Orlando Museum of Art has “Datura and Pedernal,” an oil on board that shows a view of her Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Datura is the name of the flower; Pedernal the mountain in the background.

The Orlando Museum of Art is at 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando. Details: 407-896-4231, omart.org.

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