The L. Gale Lemerand Wing features the Cuban Foundation Museum, the Prehistory of Florida Gallery, and exhibits on African Art and Weaponry from around the world. The L. Gale Lemerand Wing also contains several locations for rotating temporary and traveling exhibitions.
Gary R. Libby Entry Court & Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Open February 20, 2021 through May 2, 2021
Jill Cannady has been painting and drawing her primarily figurative works for decades throughout her successful artistic career in Florida. Truly "exceptional," her works are often funny or ironic and always full of movement and life and never fail to evoke a response from the viewer. She works in many media from drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and ceramics. Always surprising, her works depicting animals, humans, humorous objects or highly symbolic still lifes either stun for their audacity or startle for their ferocity. This exhibition will bring a representative selection of her long, varied and award-winning career to Daytona Beach.
Image Credit: Twist, charcoal on acrylic stained stretched canvas. 60x40" Courtesy of the artist.
The Cuban Foundation Museum is home to one of the most important collections of Cuban fine and folk art outside of Cuba. The collection chronicles 300 years of Cuban history and art in more than 200 objects.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) has dedicated a portion of the museum to the prehistory of Florida. This section of the Museum includes preserved insects and butterflies, shells and teeth, along with the remains of a giant ground sloth, mastodon, and glyptodont that were found in our own backyard!
The various pieces of armor and variety of weapons and firearms in this gallery represent the artistic merit and function of weaponry of the past. From hunting to organized warfare and courtly life; from the ivory-inlaid German crossbow to the murderous Napoleonic swords, muskets and sabers on dipslay, these important objects were created from exquisit woods and steel with silver inlay, gold and other precious materials brought together by fine craftsmanship and beauty of form.
The African tribal objects in this gallery, are part of a significantly larger number of artifacts gathered and donated to the Museum during the 1980's. In their historic homeland, in isolated and highly organized communities these items orginally played vital roles in dialy events; for example in cermonies for celebration, initiation from childhood into adulthood, preparation for war or harvesting.