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Unprecedented Watercolor Collection to Debut at Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida
This important exhibition sets the stage for the historic study and understanding of one hundred and sixty years of artistic creativity through the medium of watercolor within the state of Florida. Artists include Homer, Audubon, Wyeth and Moran.
Reflections II – Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000, from the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown
Daytona Beach, FL – The most comprehensive and prestigious collection of Florida Watercolors will open this November at the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) as part of Reflections II – Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000, from the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown. Featured artists include John James Audubon, Winslow Homer, Doris Lee, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Jane Peterson, Ogden Minton Pleissner, Anthony Thieme, Laura Woodward, and Andrew Wyeth. The exhibit opens to the public on November 13, 2011 and will run through March, 2012.
Reflections I, which debuted at MOAS in 2009, is part of the largest private collection of Florida Art and is currently travelling throughout Florida. “This second exhibition is a stunningly beautiful follow-up to the first. The works are very different in format and technique, but are as visually interesting and historically important as the oil paintings,” states David C. Swoyer, Curator of the Brown Collection and MOAS’ former Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art.
The exhibition, as well as the accompanying definitive volume, Reflections II, Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000 from the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown, presents a broad, full-color survey of watercolors of Florida in all styles, cataloging 168 years by the most significant artists working in Florida – and includes examples within Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Ashcan, Regionalism, Modernism and varieties of Abstraction. The Reflections II volume, beginning with an essay by noted Harvard scholar and Chairman of its Department of American Art, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., PhD, represents the very first devoted exclusively to Florida watercolor and the artists who helped to memorialize the culture and art of Florida.
“This exhibition and book are significant not only to the Museum of Arts & Sciences here in Daytona Beach, but to the culture of Florida. We are proud and fortunate to be able to showcase this collection,”
For more information, images, or an updated schedule please visit http://www.moas.org or contact Rene Bell Adams – firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Museum of Arts & Sciences – The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the finest collection of American Art in the southeast, one of the most significant collections of Cuban art outside of Cuba, a Chinese art collection, Florida's prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth, a large Coca Cola and Americana collection, and a rare Napoleonic Collection. The MOAS collection also includes a wealth of historic paintings and African Artifacts. The museum’s auditorium, planetarium, and Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum make for a truly interactive experience.
Planetarium and laser shows daily. Museum Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday - Saturday) and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sunday). Closed Mondays, except holidays. Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $6.95 Children 6-17; $10.95 for seniors and students; members and children 5 and under are free. Admission includes Planetarium. Parking is free. MOAS is fully accessible to the handicapped. MOAS is located at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. For more information call 386.255.0285 or visit the web site http://www.moas.org.
MOAS is a not-for-profit educational institution founded in 1955 and chartered by the State of Florida in 1962. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Programs sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the County of Volusia.
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects, including Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.