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Florida: A Sportsman's Paradise
Florida: A Sportsman's Paradise Wed, May 15, 2019 Since Florida became a territory in 1821, the state's reputation as a tourist paradise began to grow. At first, the territory was advertised to invalids seeking refuge from what was called the graveyard cough (tuberculosis). St. Augustine became a me... Read More

Garden of the Heart's Desire: A Disappearing Art Form Explored
Garden of the Heart's Desire: A Disappearing Art Form Explored Wed, May 01, 2019 Beginning April 18 and running until July 21 of 2019, The Museum of Arts & Sciences will be showing a rare collection of 18th and 19th Century traditional Persian textiles in its West Wing and Root Hall Galleries. Over sixty examples of these elegant... Read More

Archipenko-King Solomon
Archipenko-King Solomon Wed, Apr 03, 2019 Within the Helene Roberson Visible Storage Building resides an amazing cubist sculpture by Alexander Archipenko, a Ukrainian artist born in Kiev in 1887. Archipenko was an avant-garde painter, sculpture, and illustrator. By 1902, he was enrolled in t... Read More

Artist Spotlight: Rick Cannizzaro
Artist Spotlight: Rick Cannizzaro Wed, Mar 27, 2019 Nestled amongst the hands-on fun that the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum provides are the vibrant, pastel oil/acrylic paintings of Rick Cannizzaro. Rick Cannizzaro is a self-taught artist whose pieces are not only displayed in the Child... Read More

Faces of the Past: Portraits from the MOAS Collection
Faces of the Past: Portraits from the MOAS Collection Mon, Feb 25, 2019 For centuries artists have created portraits of people. The portrait dates back thousands of years and was usually reserved for people of importance like the wealthy, kings, queens, nobility, generals, ancestors, and other individuals deemed worthy. ... Read More

Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance
Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance Wed, Feb 06, 2019 In honor of Black History month and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance, MOAS will have the exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: Three Print Series on view in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art.  Read More

Deep Space Debunking
Deep Space Debunking Mon, Jan 14, 2019 2019 will usher in a new celebration of science fiction in the MOAS Planetarium. We are excited to bring a series of influential sci-fi motion pictures to our dome, taking advantage of the unique and intimate layout of the Planetarium facility. The P... Read More

Modern Purple Romance
Modern Purple Romance Wed, Jan 09, 2019 When walking through a museum, marveling at the paintings and artifacts that are showcased and preserved in its spaces, it is not often one pays much attention to what is outside of those walls. Yet, housed within the property of the Cici and Hyatt B... Read More

Behind the Costumes
Behind the Costumes Thu, Dec 20, 2018 Recently retired, Jean Lawrence Druesedow was director of the Kent State University Museum form 1993-2018. She was previously Associate Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1984-1992). She holds bach... Read More

ICON and Space News (Volume 1)
ICON and Space News (Volume 1) Fri, Nov 23, 2018 On November 2nd, I had the opportunity to participate in a media event for the launch of the ICON spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. During a two-year mission, the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will study the frontier ... Read More

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