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

 

Minor MasterpiecesMinor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection

Bouchelle Changing Gallery
Open September 3, 2022 through March 19, 2023

The porcelain decorative arts at MOAS are from some of the finest traditions the world over. And the paintings on them are remarkable works for art in-and-of themselves. This exhibition highlights these miniature scenes, some of which were painted by highly-regarded painters, and discusses this mostly forgotten technique that was once considered essential for the well-dressed table.

Image Credit: Vienna, Austria. Royal Vienna C. Herr, Royal Vienna Pitcher, c. 1800. Porcelain. Gift of Susan de Forest Day. 76.01.054.04

 

Family TiesFamily Ties: Joachim Murat and Family in the MOAS Collection

North Wing Corridor
Open August 13, 2022 through December 4, 2022

Kenneth Dow, one of the museum’s original donors, was fascinated with Napoleon and the Murat family and avidly collected all manner of objects associated with this illustrious French family, including furniture, decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, memorabilia, and works on paper. Many of these works are prominently on view in our Visible Storage.  This exhibition in the Museum’s North Corridor gallery focuses on paintings and prints depicting the Murat family, including Joachim Murat and his wife Caroline Bonaparte – Napoleon’s younger sister – and their children Achille, Letizia, Lucien and Louis. These works, many of which have never been exhibited here before, provide a testament to the Napoleonic connection to the state of Florida as well as Mr. Dow’s lifelong passion and fascination with all things Napoleon.

Image Credit:
France
Louis Charles Ruotte (1754-1806)
JOACHIM - NAPOLEON KING OF NAPLES, c. 1806
Stipple printed in color with hand-coloring
Gift of Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow
89.16.452

 

Tech SavvyTech Savvy: Home Technology from 1890s to the 1990s

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Open July 23, 2022 through December 4, 2022

Over the years, technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives. The Tech Savvy exhibit focuses on the staggering change in home technology from roughly the last 100-year span. From the invention of recorded sound with early gramophones, computers, transistor radios, cameras, and typewriters to the earliest iPod, this exhibit showcases the science and history of these life-changing technologies with a heavy focus on the transition from an analog to a digital society.

Image Credit: Edison Triumph Phonograph, ca. 1890

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