Coming Soon to the Museum of Arts & Sciences

 

Coast Guard Paintings
Opening March 5, 2016

On loan from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program, this collection features various paintings of the Florida Coast Guard in action.

 

 

 

Pacific Exotics: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet
Opening March 5, 2016

Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) designed a remarkable set of woodblock prints which are beautifullly composed, visually exciting and masterfully produced. This group of 47 of the original prints - about a third of his total output - demostrate, not only Jacoulet's interest in exotic subjects, but also the remarkable range of techniques and unsurpassed skills his carvers and printers used to achieve the images. Using the centuries-old process of Ukiyo-e carving and printing, Jacoulet and his printing team created fascinating portraits of South Sea and northern Asian individuals with many cultural and geographical details to indicate their heritage and location. Jacoulet did not compromise on quality. He used only the best paper and inks. Though he used traditional processes, his images are modern. His works reflect little of the artistic trends of the time, but beautifully synthesize Japanese and French aesthetics. The works are gifts to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, from collections George A. Arnold and Gary R. Libby. 

 

 

 

 

 

Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood
Opening March 11th

Gordon Parks, American photographer, musician, writer and film director, is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. The photography by Parks captures life at Bethune-Cookman College as well as a Daytona Beach neighborhood that was known as Midway.