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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 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
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.
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
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
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.