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 Worchester 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
On display through January 12, 2020
A collection of over 50 fans from the 18th to the early 20th centuries including mourning fans, hand-colored lithographs, hand-painted feather fans, lace fans, exotic fans, and advertising fans constructed from a variety of materials including ivory, bone, wood, leather, mother of pearl, tortoiseshell, celluloid, coconut fiber, silk, sequins and spangles. Ladies in centuries past rarely were without a hand fan to cool themselves in the summer heat and these popular items often were decorated with small paintings and other adornments so that they reflect the artistic tastes of their era.
Photo Credit: Lady's Fan, 19th Century, silk with sequin and watercolor decoration, private collection
Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
On display through December 14, 2019
Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen is a painter of Dutch descent, who explores the rich diversity of the natural world from exceptionally unique perspectives. This exhibition of over 50 major works by this modern-day Audubon, celebrates the natural world at the critical moment when literally thousands of species on our planet are facing the possibility of extinction.
This exhibition produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
Photo Credit: Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen, Black Skimmer, Acrylic on Board
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.