The North Wing

Discover the North Wing

ATTENTION: Tuscawilla Preserve is temporarily closed. 

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. 


Currently on Display

Curiosities from the CollectionCuriosities from the Collection

Bouchelle Changing Gallery
Open March 25, 2023 through May 7, 2023

The MOAS collections contain many fascinating curiosities from the past including “Lord Byron’s Walnut” (a tiny perfume case made out of a walnut given to the wife of the painter John Hoppner) a small Egyptian cuneiform tablet, a box made of a mastodon tooth, a framed portion of the wallpaper from Napoleon’s last home in exile on the island of St. Helena, porcelain figures of humanoid shrimp and lobsters, a sword with a rooster head for a handle, a miniature wooden replica of a butcher shop, a Polynesian star chart, and a three-handled ceramic mug. This exhibition will bring these rarely-exhibited unusual items out of storage to showcase the uniqueness of the MOAS collections.

Toothpick Holder Figurine
Gift of Kenneth Worcester and Mary Mohan Dow
Artist Unknown


A Treasury of Indian and Persian MiniaturesA Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Open February 18, 2023 through May 7, 2023

The complex cultural heritage of India is woven into a rich, colorful fabric in this compilation of Indian miniature paintings. The first Indian paintings to receive notice and appreciation in the West were the miniature, created for the Mughal courts of India. Their realistically rendered tableaux of court life, warfare and portraiture appealed to Western tastes. Other works comprising this exhibit include Deccani: Muslim paintings from South
India, Rajasthani: Paintings from the plains in North India, Pahari: Paintings from the Himalayan foothills, and the Dhruva Folios, which illustrate portions of the Prince Dhruva story from the fourth book (Pusan) of the Bhagavata-Purana.

Included are images from the Rustam story cycle, fables such as the lion and the ox, portraits and calligraphy panels representing the three most influential schools in Shiraz, Tabriz, and Herat. Images were created in fullcolor gouache to linear watercolor. Works in the exhibition date from the 15th century to the 19th century.

Image Credit: Embracing Couple with Female Server, 89.16.527, 19th century, Gift of Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow

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