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The Alfond Inn at Rollins: Where Art and Hospitality Meet

Ena Heller, PhD, Bruce A. Beal Director, Rollins Museum of Art. Photo Rollins Museum of Art.

A Conversation about The Alfond Inn at Rollins and the Rollins Museum of Art

 

The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning property in Winter Park, is celebrated as a groundbreaking and unique art hotel.

Does that make it a hotel with art? Or a museum with rooms? It clearly depends upon your perspective. What’s not in doubt is that it is the only hotel in the United States that exhibits artworks from a museum collection, in this case The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, which is part of the permanent collection of Rollins Museum of Art. It does so with rotating installations that are extensions of museum exhibits.

We sat down with Ena Heller, PhD, Bruce A. Beal Director, Rollins Museum of Art, to hear her thoughts on the extraordinary and distinctive relationship of art and hospitality … continue reading

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