Cici and Hyatt Brown

Museum of Art

Florida Art and History Come Alive

The innovative Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of Florida art in the world and features a rotating collection of 2,600 Florida-themed oil and watercolor paintings. The Museum's grand central gallery and mezzanine showcase the collection's signature pieces, while six smaller galleries feature beautiful changing exhibitions with Florida themes. A gift shop and a cafe add to the Brown Museum experience and make for the perfect day-long visit to the MOAS campus. Conference rooms with full meeting and presentation capabilities are available to the public on a rental basis.  


On May 7, 2012, the Museum of Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the City of Daytona Beach and the Volusia County Council, announced a $13 million gift for construction of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. This expansion to the Museum of Arts & Sciences will be the permanent home for the Cici and Hyatt Brown collection of more than 2,600 paintings of Florida.

The unprecedented collection, which includes works from the acclaimed Reflections and Reflections II exhibitions, which both made their debuts at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will be donated over the next several years and is the most extensive collection of Florida art anywhere in the world.

Additional donor dollars will create an endowment for the operation and maintenance of the 26,000 square foot building, which will front Nova Road just north of the existing Museum of Arts & Sciences.

Currently on Display

Lure of Florida FishingThe Lure of Florida Fishing

Open January 13, 2024 through August 4, 2024
Presented by Gene and Diane Rogers

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the rich history and captivating artistry of one of Florida's most beloved pastimes - Fishing. Florida, a paradise for anglers with its extensive coastline and abundant waters, has a story that unfolds like no other. Complemented by the collection at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, The Lure of Florida Fishing will immerse you in the age-old tradition that has left an indelible mark on the Sunshine State. Delve into the history of fishing, from the opulent days of the Gilded Age to the modern era, and see how the passion for this sport has stood the test of time. This exhibit combines the Brown Collection along with a history exhibit on loan from the Florida Museum of History in Tallahassee.

With one of the longest coastlines in the country, Florida is a fisherman's dream. From serene rivers, and tranquil lakes, to babbling streams, our state has it all. The Florida waters are teeming with over 600 species of fish, offering an angler's paradise that's second to none. Our exhibit features exquisite oil and watercolor paintings that portray dock and pier fishing, idyllic fishing boats, old Florida fish camps, and captivating fish portraits. These remarkable pieces of art capture the essence of this cherished pastime. The Lure of Florida Fishing promises to engage and inspire everyone.


Key WestKey West: Southernmost USA

On Display through 2024

Key West is an island located at the end of the Florida Keys, a chain of small, coral islands off the southern tip of Florida. The Island of Key West is around 4 miles long and 1 mile wide with a total land area of 4.2 square miles and is the southernmost point of the continental United States. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the variety of media that has been employed by artists to capture the events and scenes found throughout Key West. From the 19th century to today, artists find the subjects that surround them in Key West are a potent stimulus for art, as capturing everyday life is as significant as portraying historical and political events. 

Image Credit: Dock Scene, ca. 1980, William Nelson, oil on canvas


Volusia County

On Display through 2024

Scenes from Volusia County and the importance of art schools and art venues in the development of culture within the county.

Volusia County has encouraged both well-known and lesser-known artists to portray the environments and people of the area from the mid-19th century on. Art departments and schools provide instruction. Not only do Volusia museums and galleries display works created by local artists within the county, but they also exhibit works by prominent artists from throughout the world to give an international perspective to the local work. 

Featured painting: South Beach Street, Daytona, James Ralph Wilcox, Volusia County

352 South Nova Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.