Designed to Sell: 100 Years of Poster Art from the MOAS Collection
North Wing Corridor
Through September 23, 2016
A colorful, exuberant selection of 26 advertising posters from the heyday of late 19th -early 20th century European graphic design combined with fine later examples up to 1975. French, Italian, British, Belgian, Spanish and Cuban artists designed these works inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements at the turn of the last century and many of the principles of their designs were emulated throughout the 20th century. Beautiful women, robust men and breathtaking scenery are combined with elegant, stylized lettering to create eye-catching examples of the beginnings of our modern idea of attractive design used to sell a product, vacation destination, entertainment event or call to public service.
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
Exhibits and Dates Subject to Change