ATTENTION: The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will open at 11:00am on Friday, December 15.
ATTENTION: The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will close at 3:00pm on Saturday, December 16 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.
On Display through 2023
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
On Display through 2023
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
The permanent gallery of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art contains the most significant paintings from the Brown's collection of Florida art. Paintings can be found installed on the main floor and the upstairs mezzanine. Artwork with aesthetic and technical qualities signficant in the larger realms of regional and general American arts can be found here. Featured painting: Louis Aston Knight; Sunset on the Suwannee River, ca. 1910