The North Wing

Discover the North Wing

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. 

Currently on Display

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

Renowned actress, role model, fashion icon, outspoken, independent, and feisty, Katharine Hepburn is listed by the American Film Institute as Hollywood's greatest screen legend. During a career that spanned six decades, Hepburn was nominated 12 times for Academy Awards as Best Actress and won four. Her sense of style influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style seen on today's runways. 

Organized by Kent State University Museum from its collection, this exhibition features Hepburn's performance clothes from The Philadelphia StoryWithout Love, and Coco; screen costumes from such classic films as Stage DoorAdam's Rib, and Long Day's Journey Into Night; and many of her television movies, such as Love Among the Ruins. In addition, Hepburn's "signature look," an ensemble of tailored beige trousers and linen jackets, will be spotlighted, as will vintage posters, playbills, photos, and other Hepburn-related artifacts. 

Photo Credit: Katharine Hepburn



North Wing Corridor
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Illustrations from 21st Century Editions of the Poem

No other text has been illustrated by picture-book artists as much as A Visit from Saint Nicholas or The Night Before Christmas, attributed to the theologian Clement Clarke Moore. The poem was one of the first American children's books to be illustrated in color and the verses are some of the most recognized in the English language. It has inspired - and is still inspiring - generations of artists. So, just in time for the holiday season, MOAS will present fifteen of the most non-traditional and exciting 21st century published versions of the illustrated poem by award-winning artists from abroad and the United States. These artists work in a variety of media including cut-paper and mechanicals and their illustrations bring fresh ideas for setting, characters, plot details, and composition to this timeless classic. 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist, Richard Jesse Watson

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