Real Estate of the Ancients
Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Through August 7, 2016
In the 18th and 19th centuries, numbers of travelers visited and explored Europe with its historic landscapes and architectural sites. None were more focused and determined than those who were the passionate artists of their day.
This exhibition includes and highlights several of these artists including David Roberts (1796-1864) who, hearing of the wonders of the Nile travelled to Egypt and the Holy Land in both 1838 and 1839.
Joesph Mallard William Turner (1775-1851), with a romantic watercolor of Pompeii; Luigi Rossini (1780-1857), with a series of images focused on Piranesi's etched 18th century Parthenon suite.
Overall, this is an exhibit to fire the imagination, both in its presentation of historic images and the beauty of the artworks.
The works are gifts to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, from various donors and collectors.
Through October 1, 2016
Hiram Williams (1917-2003) experienced the horrors of war first-hand. A Captain of Combat Engineers in General George Patton's 3rd Army, he fought his way through France and Germany in 1944 and 1945. The events of those battles radically changed his outlook on life. He grew up in a devout, church-going family, the son of a Baptist pastor. After the war, Williams came to believe instead in an Existential philosophy that emphasizes every individual and his or her experience of life as unique and different in the context of a hostile and indifferent universe.
After World War II, Williams completed university training at Pennsylvania State, where he earned his B.S. and M.Ed. He chose a career in teaching beginning in 1951. In 1960, the artist began a long and productive period of teaching at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1963 Williams received the Guggenheim Fellowship, which enabled him to write and publish a book on art, Notes for a Young Painter (revised and reprinted in 1984 by Prentice-Hall publishers).
Hiram Williams' art is part of the collections of the following major museums: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville; Jacksonville Art Museum; University of Texas; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art (Smithsonian), Washington, D.C.; and Corcoran Gallery of Art.
He had been named a Distinguished Service Professor and received the University President's Bronze Medal. In 1994 Williams was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
Forms of Fancy: Sculptures from the MOAS Collection
Bouchelle Court of Changing Exhibits
Through Spring 2016
From the oldest piece, an ancient tomb figure from China, to the newest piece, a 21st century painted ceramic "Kitty Hawk", this exhibit represents 2,000 years of sculpture from across the globe.
King Solomon, Alexander Archipenko
Coast Guard Paintings
Through May 31, 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
Through June 22, 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.
Exhibits and Dates Subject to Change