The North Wing of the Museum of Arts & Sciences is one of the original wings of the Museum. The North Wing features permanent collections and exhibits such as the Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow Gallery of American Art, the Helena and William Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building, and the Anderson C. Bouchelle Study Center and Gallery for International Decorative Arts. The North Wing also contains several spaces for rotating and traveling exhibitions.
Bouchelle Changing Gallery
Open February 27, 2021 through May 24, 2021
2021 marks the bicentennial of the death of France's most famous ruler in the past, Napoleon Bonaparte I. This exhibition will contain examples of the many types of objects in the MOAS collection that touch on the reign of this incredibly influential leader who sponsored a comprehensive movement known as Neoclassicism in early 19th century French art. Paintings, sculpture, and works on paper will join furniture, porcelain, glass, decorative fans, and ephemera in this look at the pervasive influence of this highly consequential historical figure.
Image Credit: Germany, 19th Century, Plaque with Portrait of Napoleon I, porcelain, enamel. Gift of Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow. 94.01.496
Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Open January 23, 2021 through April 25, 2021
A selection of contemporary works in a variety of media coming to the Museum of Arts & Sciences from the Kendall Art Center in South Florida. Highlighting the tremendous diversity in the Miami Metro area, this exhibition showcases the vibrant artistic energy of women artists from many cultural backgrounds who have been collected by Cuban-born American businessman Leonardo Rodriguez and his family.
Image Credit: Amelia Pelaez (Cuban, b. 1896-1968), Still Life, 1945; gouache on paper, Collection of Leo Rodriguez, Courtesy of the Kendall Art Center
North Wing Corridor
Open January 16, 2021 through April 25, 2021
One of our area's most accomplished watercolorists, Frank Spino has achieved signature status in the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society in America, the Southern Watercolor Society, and the Florida Watercolor Society. In addition to national shows, he has exhibited in juried and invitational international shows in Canada, China, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and the Netherlands. With Still Lifes as his specialty, Frank Spino brings vibrant radiance to the simplest of subjects.
Image Credit: Frank Spino, Squeeze Me First!, watercolor on paper
On February 26, 2011, the Museum of Arts and Science (MOAS) hosted the opening of the new 4,400 square foot addition of the Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building. A more-than-generous donation from Helene B. Roberson and funding from the Volusia County ECHO program supported the construction of the new addition.
After three years of planning and one year of construction, the now 4,000 square foot gallery finally opened its highly-anticipated North Wing (now part of a larger North Wing), also known as “Arts in America: 1700- 1900” on May 20, 1986. This museum gallery was the only one of its kind in the state of Florida at the time. The historic new gallery was designed to showcase selections from the Museum’s large and growing American collection of furniture, paintings, watercolors, drawings, and decorative arts including silver and glass. The gallery is interpreted chronologically with emphasis on the Pilgrim Century, the Eighteenth Century and the American Victorian Period.
This one-of-a-kind gallery is highlighted by 18th and 19th century silver, gold, furniture, mirrors, and other art objects. The Anderson C. Bouchelle Study Center and Gallery for International Decorative Arts and its adjacent gallery contain over 600 objects from the Museum’s collections. From the Carrera marble statue of a classical maiden at the gallery entrance, to the richly-colored Tiffany-inspired Romeo and Juliet glass door at the rear, this gallery installation is a feast of the decorative arts.
Established in 1996, the Schulte Gallery showcases over 80 pieces of Chinese art representing thousands of years of Chinese history. The collection includes a selection of decorative Chinese arts donated to the Museum from the Schulte family, along with works of art from other donors.