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The many galleries of the Museum's North Wing are full of decorative and fine arts that demonstrate the ever-changing tastes of societies from around the world. Each object contains symbolic value and reflects important attitudes and realities of the society where it was produced. The objects on display have many purposes: tell a story, commemorate an important event, show a religious ritual, create a social commentary, or record visual data. Many visitors may not be familiar with some of the astounding masterpieces residing in the Museum’s North Wing...
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Often local history and culture are under-taught and underappreciated in today’s educational system. Past events, activities, people, and places inform us who we are by reminding us of who we once were. One of the great aspects of the collection in the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at the Museum of Arts & Sciences is its dedication to local history and the artists who made Volusia County their home or at least drew inspiration from it for their artwork. These beautiful and important local works of art inspire us to be proud of our local heritage and our place in the world...
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We were so excited when we found out that a bride that had been married at the Museum of Arts & Sciences over 12 years ago wanted to recreate one of her favorite wedding photos in the Root Family Museum Train Station with her now growing family. Jessica and her husband Adam held their reception at the Museum of Arts & Sciences on June 11, 2005...
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We cannot believe that we are already celebrating our seventh year of hosting the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in Daytona Beach. We are very much looking forward to their concert performances at the Museum on Saturday, September 30th. This is throwback to an interview done with SJMO Executive Director, Kennith Kimery from last year that explains the history of the SJMO as well as their experience performing at the Museum of Arts & Sciences...
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The first Coca-Cola calendar was released in 1891 when the ownership of the company transferred from the original owner and inventor, John Pemberton, to Asa Griggs Candler. Candler was a strong believer in the new advertising techniques associated with mass production and consumer goods in America. He began placing Coca-Cola logos and imagery on anything he thought would capture the consumer’s attention...
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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...