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The exhibition currently on view in the Ford Gallery as MOAS is Gods and Goddesses: Greek Mythology in the MOAS Collection. While I had hit on the idea for this exhibition when I first started familiarizing myself with the collection, it was a true team effort on the part of the MOAS Curatorial staff with research into the Greek deities and myths provided by Curatorial Assistant, Megan Finley and Curatorial Intern, Jasmine Ramos...
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One of the most incredible natural spectacles that can be witnessed by humans will take place across the entire continental United States this summer. Stretching from Oregon to South Caroline, The Great American Eclipse will plunge a swath of the U.S. into daytime darkness, as the celestial motion of our solar system brings the Earth, Moon, and Sun into brief alignment. On August 21, 2017, this total eclipse of the Sun will be the first in almost 40 years to grace America...
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Are you interested in dipping your toe into the world of yoga but are unsure of how to get started? One of the Museum’s lesser known programs is its Yoga in the Gallery series which takes place every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Registered yoga instructor, Ashley Brooks of Holistic Movements, joins us weekly to provide our members and guests with an hour-long session that explores gentle and relaxing yoga poses. We took a moment to interview Ashley about her time teaching at the Museum...
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Hard Bop alto saxophonist and former Floridian native, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, first came to national attention through his association as a member of the iconic Miles Davis band in 1957. While having recorded his first album as a leader in 1955 for Savoy Records, it was his association with Riverside Records in 1958 that led to the launch of his career as a leader. Although his recorded history with Riverside Records spans only five years, 1958-1963, the impact of those years have left an indelible mark on the development of jazz...
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On Thursday, July 13, the Museum hosted its quarterly wine tasting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, this month themed "The World Cup of Wine" which sold out a week prior to the event. This social event is a program based evening with a tasting of six different wines that are paired with four to six different appetizers prepared by a local caterer. Moore Fine Foods catered this event with an abundance of food that was well received by our attendees...
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The Cici and Hyatt Brown collection of Florida art contains fine works by important 19th and 20th Century American and European artists alike. Iconic names in American art such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Thomas Hart Benton, and N.C. Wyeth represent some of the leading movements during those centuries, including American Impressionism and Regionalist art depicting rural and small-town America circa 1930. Just as strong, however, are the many key examples of works in the collection reflecting the predominant art movements in Europe throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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The early origins of Coca-Cola is an amazing story with a web of connections which turned a nerve and brain tonic into the most recognized soft drink brand in the world. The story begins on July 8, 1831, with the birth of John "Doc" Pemberton in Knoxville, Georgia. Pemberton was raised in Rome, Georgia and attended Reform Medical College in Macon. By 19 years old, he was a licensed chemist, but his career was put on hold...
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On Tuesday, June 13, MOAS partnered with Paint Nite Daytona Beach for the second Cocktails & Creations event, this time, at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. The theme of this social event was Florida art and attendees were taught how to paint a beach themed painting on 17x20 wood panels...