Drawing on the legacy of the first generation of American photorealist painters such as Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Robert Cottingham, and Don Eddy, many late 20th century and early 21st century painters have continued to exalt triumphs of vehicular design through extremely realistic, almost trompe l'oeil renditions of cars, motorcycles, and other conveyances. This exhibition brings together over 50 works by 15 of today's leading artists working in this style in a true celebration of chrome, curves, speed, and power - the essence of modern car and motorcycle culture.
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
Originating in West Africa, a shotgun house is an often overlooked staple in American architecture. Learn more about these fascinating structure and their significance in this nation's development.
All images have been captured in Kenneth's hometown of Bessemer, Alabama.
Joan Baliker is an interfaith minister who currently calls Ormond Beach, Florida home. She has written books celebrating and honoring all spiritual paths and also creates paintings and sculptures depicting inspirational figures from around the world. The Dalai Lama and Gandhi along with others are featured in bronze and oil on canvas in this homage to spirituality and leaders of faiths from across the world.
On February 26, 2011, the Museum of Arts and Science (MOAS) hosted the opening of the new 4,400 square foot addition of the Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building. A more-than-generous donation from Helene B. Roberson and funding from the Volusia County ECHO program supported the construction of the new addition.
After three years of planning and one year of construction, the now 4,000 square foot gallery finally opened its highly-anticipated North Wing (now part of a larger North Wing), also known as “Arts in America: 1700- 1900” on May 20, 1986. This museum gallery was the only one of its kind in the state of Florida at the time. The historic new gallery was designed to showcase selections from the Museum’s large and growing American collection of furniture, paintings, watercolors, drawings, and decorative arts including silver and glass. The gallery is interpreted chronologically with emphasis on the Pilgrim Century, the Eighteenth Century and the American Victorian Period.
This one-of-a-kind gallery is highlighted by 18th and 19th century silver, gold, furniture, mirrors, and other art objects. The Anderson C. Bouchelle Study Center and Gallery for International Decorative Arts and its adjacent gallery contain over 600 objects from the Museum’s collections. From the Carrera marble statue of a classical maiden at the gallery entrance, to the richly-colored Tiffany-inspired Romeo and Juliet glass door at the rear, this gallery installation is a feast of the decorative arts.
Established in 1996, the Schulte Gallery showcases over 80 pieces of Chinese art representing thousands of years of Chinese history. The collection includes a selection of decorative Chinese arts donated to the Museum from the Schulte family, along with works of art from other donors.