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North Wing: A Treasure Trove of Decorative Arts and History
North Wing: A Treasure Trove of Decorative Arts and History Wed, Oct 11, 2017 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... Read More

A Unique Look at Local History
A Unique Look at Local History Wed, Oct 04, 2017 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 t... Read More

Then and Now - Wedding Photos Recreated at the Museum of Arts & Sciences
Then and Now - Wedding Photos Recreated at the Museum of Arts & Sciences Wed, Sep 27, 2017 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. Jess... Read More

An Interview with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Executive Director, Kennith Kimery
An Interview with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Executive Director, Kennith Kimery Wed, Sep 20, 2017 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 ... Read More

Delicious and Refreshing: Over 100 Years of Coca-Cola Advertising Calendars
Delicious and Refreshing: Over 100 Years of Coca-Cola Advertising Calendars Wed, Aug 23, 2017 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 wi... Read More

From the Chief Curator's Desk
From the Chief Curator's Desk Wed, Aug 16, 2017 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 t... Read More

The Great American Eclipse
The Great American Eclipse Thu, Aug 10, 2017 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... Read More

Inside Wednesday Yoga in the Gallery
Inside Wednesday Yoga in the Gallery Wed, Aug 02, 2017 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 ... Read More

Portrait of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and the Riverside Years
Portrait of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and the Riverside Years Wed, Jul 26, 2017 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 195... Read More

The World Cup of Wine
The World Cup of Wine Fri, Jul 21, 2017 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 tast... Read More

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