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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Mount Dora's Modernism Museum reopens after pandemic hiatus with some Bowie furniture on display

Posted By on Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 4:24 PM

  • Photo courtesy the Modernism Museum
After a lengthy hiatus during the pandemic, the Modernism Museum in downtown Mount Dora is fully reopening its doors to the general public.

The unique gallery has for several years now been spotlighting its collection of furniture created by Ettore Sottsass and other members of the Italian design movement Memphis, with the added attraction that many of the items the Museum exhibits were owned (and perhaps even lounged on) by none other than David Bowie.

The latest iteration of that collection, Space Oddities: The Sequel  More Bowie | More Sottsass | More Memphis is a reopening must-see, as it offers up even more of the Memphis and Sottsass items (75, in fact) for public perusal. And, yes, that includes the very photo-friendly clutch of Bowie furniture. The exhibition has no closing date as of this writing.

The Modernism Museum is currently open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Hours and events will be added as the year goes forward.

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