Napoleon: Empire and Heritage
Through February 2014
This exhibition, besides revealing his character and the personalities of Napoleon's family members and descendants, is filled with reference to the period through a plethora of objets d’art and images, mostly from the MOAS Collection, that speak to us of the classical world of Leda and the Swan, of Psyche, the victors of the first Olympic Games, the architecture of Rome and the Aegean and of Egypt with its mysterious hieroglyphics. This is a ‘must see’ exhibition for everyone who loves a rattling good story of the romance and drama of greatness, what it can mean and its resultant achievements.
Great Impressions: The Intaglio Process
Through February 2014
This fascinating exhibition of printed material from the MOAS Collection contains a wide range of representative examples from the 17th through 20th centuries, their ideological concepts and artistry captured in the main on handmade paper and expressed through etching, wood and metal engraving, aquatints and lithography. There are architectural studies, portraits and figural groups, landscapes, seascapes and city scenes, caricatures and natural history studies; artists include Rembrandt, Piranesi, Audubon, Hogarth, Manet, Renoir and Dali, the enfant terrible of surrealism.
Women Painting Florida
The Beauty of Watercolors: From the MOAS Collection
Through winter 2013
Art that is both poetic and restful, displaying in luminous washes of tender color the inspiration of talented artists.
Discover the Daytona Mastodon
Giant Ground Sloth
MOAS welcomed back the historic Giant Ground Sloth to public viewing in May 2011. After being kept behind closed doors due to 2009 flooding, the sloth is again on display as part of the Museum's permanent collection. The impressive 13-foot tall skeleton of the Eremotherium laurillardi or Giant Ground Sloth was excavated in 1975, in an important Pleistocene fossil site called the Daytona Bone Bed. Dr. Gordon Edmund, Curator of Vertebrate Palenontology at Canada's Royal Ontario Museum, identified and reconstructed the sloth for MOAS. Click here for more...
Celestial Charts from the MOAS Collection
Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage
This building, unique to the state of Florida, opened February 26, 2011. The state-of-the-art, 4,400 square foot addition to the Museum, made possible through a generous donation from Mrs. Helene B. Roberson and funding from the County of Volusia ECHO grant program, displays important works from the Museum's collection in a glass-fronted, open storage format and contains art and artifacts that were not previously on exhibit. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building is the only such facility for art and decorative art objects in Florida. The first display of the Visible Storage Building includes selections from the Museum's extensive European and American furniture collection, as well as significant art and artifacts from the Arts in the Age of Napoleon Collection, one of the most richly historic collections of Napoleonic holdings in the Southeastern United States.
Exhibits and Dates Subject to Change