History and Methods of Gilding

All that Glitters: The Society of Gilders

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

February 9th 2023 | 6-8 pm

Please join us for an illuminating lecture exploring the history of gilding since its inception in ancient cultures and its manifestation through contemporary times. We will examine the most significant examples of gilding techniques in different media such as statuary, book illumination, painting, and architecture.

Mariana Gómez holds a Master’s degree in Art History and has taught at the University of South Florida, Full Sail University, and Daytona State College. She first came to the Polasek Museum in 2019 as a Volunteer Coordinator and has served as a board member since 2020.

Member Price $10
Non-Member Price $12

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Spring Concert | Pegasus String Quartet featuring Ayako Yonetani

The Capen House

Sunday, March 5th 2023 | 2-4 pm

The Pegasus String Quartet, UCF’s Graduate String Quartet, featuring internationally acclaimed violin/viola player Dr. Ayako Yonetani, will perform on March 5th from 2-4 pm at The Capen House. Limited to 45 seats, concert-goers will experience acoustic performances in an intimate setting, followed by a private reception. Pieces performed range from composers Rachmaninov, Britten, Handel, and Bach.

Dr. Ayako Yonetani, a world-renowned violinist, began playing at the age of five and made her solo debut at the age of ten. Later, she made her United States debut as a concertmaster with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Yonetani received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School. Currently, she is a Professor of Violin/Viola at the University of Central Florida and travels the world as a guest soloist. She is a member of Japan’s premier chamber ensemble in Tokyo.

Ticket Price $40

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Oil and Water: Gilding Methods Explained

All that Glitters: The Society of Gilders

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

March 9th 2023 | 6-8 pm

Come experience old-world craftsmanship up close and personal with local artist B. Corey Johnson. He will be demonstrating traditional gilding techniques as well as showing the differences between a variety of gold and metal leaf.

B. Corey Johnson is a South Florida artist specializing in gold and metal leaf with chemical patination. In addition to his artwork, he has restored and produced countless hand-made gilded frames. He has also completed gilding projects for the Norton Museum of Art and The Society of The Four Arts in Palm Beach, Fl as well as St. Alphonsus Cathedral in New Orleans.

Member Price $15
Non-Member Price $18

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15th Annual Winter Park Paint Out

April 23 – 29, 2023

Enjoy FREE admission to the Albin Polasek Museum &
Sculpture Gardens during this weeklong festival! Art
lovers are invited to watch 24 highly acclaimed artists
paint “en plein air,” view their recently completed
paintings in the gallery, and attend free painting
demonstrations. All artwork created during the week
will be available for purchase with proceeds going to
support the museum.

Events include: Sunset “Paint In” at the Winter Park Racquet Club, and Yacht Club Garden Party.

Please view our events calendar for upcoming programs!