Cici and Hyatt Brown

Museum of Art

Florida Art and History Come Alive

ATTENTION: The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will be closing at 4:30pm on Saturday, August 20 for a private event. 

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

Key WestKey West: Southernmost USA

On Display through 2022

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 2022

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

 

Florida Weather

France Family Gallery
On Display through 2022

Experience a myriad of Florida weather in just one day. The Florida Weather gallery offers a look at Florida weather as represented by art. Florida is known for weather that changes with uncanny speed. Sun, rain, wind, clouds, storms, and fog all play a part in what the artist sees and wants to capture. The color, technique, rhythm, and texture are focused to evoke the full sensation of what is Florida's revealing environmental trait.

Image: Naomi Duckman (Furth), Storm on Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys, 1935


The Seminole and the Everglades

France Family Gallery
On Display through 2022

The Everglades is a region of tropical wetlands that occupies the southern portion of Florida. Water leaving the vast, shallow Lake Okeechobee in the wet season forms a slow-moving river 60 miles wide and over 100 miles long. Human habitation in the southern portion of the Florida peninsula dates from 15,000 years ago. The region was dominated by the native Calusa and Tequesta tribes. After European colonization, both tribes declined. The Seminole nation emerged out of groups of Native Americans, mostly Creek from what are now the northern Muscogee peoples. Artists from the early 19th century on have found the visual characteristics of the people and the land compelling subjects for artworks. The climatic conditions change frequently giving new dimensions of color, motion, and light to the landscape. The dramatic variables are a challenge to the painter attempting to capture a specific moment. The flora and fauna are often unique and fascinating. Rendering them is as often for scientific documentation as it is for the decorative motif.
Image: James F. Hutchinson, Seminole Man, 1992
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