The West Wing

Explore the West Wing

ATTENTION: The Museum's West Wing will be closing early at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 for a private event.

The MOAS West Wing features the Cuban Foundation Museum, the Prehistory of Florida Gallery, and exhibits on African Art and Weaponry from around the world. The West Wing also contains several locations for rotating temporary and traveling exhibitions.  


Currently on Display


Capturing the Cosmos: Florida Astrophotograhs by Derek Demeter

Karshan Center of Graphic Art
On Display through August 18, 2019

Marvel at the wonders of the universe through the stunning space photography by nationally renowned astrophotographer, and director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, Derek Demeter. With his work featured in numerous astronomy and space publications, Mr. Demeter's prints on display show the breathtaking views that can be captured through a small telescope and digital SLR camera. Capturing the Cosmos covers three major areas of astrophotography, all uniquely shot from Florida: scenic nightscapes that juxtapose the natural environment of Earth and the night sky, celestial neighbors we find within our Solar System, and wondrous deep-sky phenomena of colorful nebulae and expansive galaxies. 

Image: Astrophotographer, Derek Demeter, is seen here peering into the arching Milky Way over the Canaveral National Seashore. Image Credit: Derek Demeter


Garden of the Heart's Desire: Selections from the Golzar Collection of Persian Textiles

West Wing and Root Hall
On Display through July 21, 2019

Gardens reside at the heart of Persian culture, serving as a physical space for social interaction, religious devotion, and scholarly contemplation as well as an intangible ideal of artistry and beauty. This exhibition of over 60 rare 18th
and 19th Century Persian textiles from the private collection of Mahin Ghanbari brings together two of the strongest artistic traditions in historic Persia – lush and beautifully cultivated gardens and gorgeously embroidered and woven textiles. Ms. Ghanbari is one of the preeminent collectors of this art form and her collection represents the Persian aesthetic and longstanding tradition of excellence in handcrafted textile production at its finest.

Image: Velvet Embroidery (detail); possible garment fragment, silk velvet with metal and silk embroidery; 19th Century, Kashan Region, Iran, 18 x 21”

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