IN THIS ISSUE 4 LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 8 MOAS NEWS
Intern Spotlight, Volunteer of the Quarter, and In Memoriam
10 MOAS ANNUAL DINNER
A recap of the MOAS Annual Dinner and our 2018 award winners
14 EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT BY RUTH GRIM
Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance
18 EVENT WRAP-UP
Passport to the Jazz Age
20 WINTER EXHIBITS & PROGRAMMING CALENDAR 28 MOAS GUILD NEWS
BY DR. BEVERLY MCMURTRY GRISSOM
Good Things Come in Threes: Signature Events Close Out the 2018 Year for the MOAS Guild
30 ZACH IN TIME
BY J. “ZACH” ZACHARIAS
The First Coast: Early Tourism in Northeast Florida
34 EKPHRASTIC POETRY FROM 100 FACES OF WAR
A sampling of the poetry pieces written in response to the 100 Faces of War Exhibit that was on display at MOAS this past fall
39 DEEP SPACE DEBUNKING BY SETH MAYO
Common Misconceptions and Myths Portrayed in Sci-Fi Films and Television
ON THE COVER
Vira B. McIlrath Scheibner (18891956), “Sebastian River, St. Augustine,” ca. 1940, oil on board Vira Scheibner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied with many Northeast painters including Fern Coppedge who was a noted member of the Pennsylvania Impressionist group. Scheibner became a recognized painter as a member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. With both groups she exhibited frequently in the 1920s and 30s. In 1921, she married and relocated to St. Augustine, Florida where she continued to paint until her death.The subjects of the work are shrimp boats with great trailing nets and the docks that quarter them when in port.
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Executive Director ANDREW SANDALL RUTH GRIM, Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art ERIC MAUK, Curator of Exhibits MEGAN FINLEY, Curatorial Assistant ROBERT WOHLRAB, Curatorial Assistant JAMES ZACHARIAS, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History NICOLE MESSERVY, Education Associate KELSEY HANSEN-KRAUSE, Group Tours and Education Coordinator SETH MAYO, Curator of Astronomy JASON SCHREINER, Planetarium Coordinator FAAWAZ DILJOHN, Planetarium Educator STEVE CONKLIN, Director of Finance DIANNE MORRIS, Finance Associate STEPHANIE MASON-TEAGUE, Director of Operations KRISTEN ALFORD, Director of Community Relations MONICA MITRY, Development Manager JENELLE CODIANNE, Director of Marketing and Public Relations ALEXANDRA MIDDLETON, Director of Sales and Special Events TORI CARTA, Rental Manager JOHN BRUCE, Security Supervisor BRANDON SHEPPARD, Facilities Manager Guest Relations Team MARK CARRUTHERS, Guest Relations Associate LORI HOEPFINGER, Guest Relations Gift Shop Coordinator SAMANTHA KOSLIK, Guest Relations Associate CLARISSA LEON, Guest Relations Associate MICHELLE MCARDLE, Guest Relations Associate LISA SHAW, Guest Relations Coordinator DORIS STRNAD, Guest Relations Event Specialist Maintenance Team DEAN CORMIER, Facilities Assistant ISRAEL TAYLOR, Facilities Assistant CARLOS ZELLARS, Facilities Assistant Security Team JUSTIN ALISA, Security CALEB CANLON, Security ANDY GION, Security LINDSAY MCCALEB, Security AMANDA MITCHELL, Security CHRISTOPHER NGUYEN, Security ORLANDO PACHECO, Security ANGELO PIERCE, JR., Security Training Specialist ALEXIS ROMEYN, Security
Editor JENELLE CODIANNE Contributing Writers RUTH GRIM DR. BEVERLY GRISSOM SETH MAYO J. “ZACH” ZACHARIAS Art Director NIKKI MASTANDO, MASTANDO MEDIA
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A group shot in the courtyard at the Dali Museum during our MOAS Member overnight trip to St. Petersburg, Florida.
It has been a busy few months for all of us here at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and we have been out and about seeing many of our friends and colleagues at other museums all around Florida and beyond.
Our member trips have become very popular and have plans to go even farther afield if the response that we have seen continues to grow. Our most recent trip took our members to St. Petersburg for an overnight stay and a chance to see several museums and sights of interest. We have been making day-trips for a while now and were interested to see how the response would be for an overnight trip. We were amazed when we saw how quickly it sold out. I have heard many stories about how popular our travel program was many years ago, and it seems like something people are happy to have coming back around. Maybe in the future we can get back to the days of longer trips to other cities, perhaps even internationally again. It is certainly something we would love your feedback on, and of course, we will continue to need your support on our upcoming member trips to make it possible for us to expand the program even further. The staff have been out and about as well getting to see what new developments are happening at museums all around the southeast. We recently took a group of employees from MOAS to the Florida Association of Museums annual conference in Naples way over on the other side of the state. It was great to catch up with so many of our colleagues, and to see how the city and its cultural institutions have rebuilt after the devastation of Hurricane Irma back in 2017. The conference that year was scheduled to be held in Naples in the fall of 2017, but the hurricane came and tore through the city the week before. It was a heartbreaking, but correct call to postpone the conference until last year giving the city a chance to get back on its feet. It was inspiring to see how
strongly the community had supported its museums and cultural organizations to get them back up and running. Upon visiting the Naples Botanical Gardens and hearing of the devastation they suffered, it was amazing to see first-hand the way they had already rebuilt so much that had been lost. I also had the chance to return to Jackson, MS for another regional conference and see what had been going on there since my last visit three years ago. While it is not really a city you would necessarily think of as a place to go and visit museums, they have some incredible facilities and historic buildings there. It is the site of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which was one of the most anticipated museum openings in the country when it opened in 2017. Built concurrently with the adjoining Museum of Mississippi History, it is one of the most compelling, thought-provoking, and emotion-inducing museums I have ever seen and should be a destination for anyone with a love of museums and an interest in how they are evolving. The fact that its creation was driven and funded by the efforts of the Mississippi Legislature is astonishing in these modern times. It is truly a first-class example of how a museum can take on a difficult subject with grace and objectivity and drive home a point while pulling no punches. I think over the course of those two conferences I visited around 30 museums in total and was able to see how they compared to us here in Daytona Beach. There really has been a renaissance in museum building and refurbishment since the dark days of the last recession and it is fascinating for someone like myself to see the rapid pace of evolution in the way our stories are told and presented. There has never been a better time to take a road trip, weekend city break, or just a day out to visit a new museum and see what they are doing. Make it your resolution for 2019 to go out and visit a museum you have never seen before, even the ones that are right at your doorstep that you always say you will get around to visiting one day. Make it a resolution to see how these museums are changing!
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND SPONSORS
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The Museum of Arts and Sciences is a not-for-profit educational institution, chartered by the State of Florida in 1962 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Museum collections and research include Cuban and Florida art, American fine and decorative arts, European fine and decorative arts, pre-Columbian and African artifacts, Pleistocene fossils, Florida history and regional natural history. Permanent and changing exhibitions, lectures, and classes highlight educational programs. The Museum houses changing arts and sciences exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, a gallery of American art, paintings, decorative arts and furniture, the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, the Cuban Fine and Folk Art Museum, a state-of-the-art planetarium, library, the Frischer Sculpture Garden, maintains nature trails in a 90-acre preserve in adjacent Tuscawilla Park, and operates Gamble Place in Port Orange. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is recognized by the State of Florida as a cultural institution and receives major funding from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Major Museum programs and activities for members, school children and the general public are also supported by grants from the County of Volusia, the Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Elfun Community Fund, and over 30 Major Sponsors from the community. MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday The Museum of Arts and Sciences is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act by making our facility and programs accessible to all people. If you have any special requirements, suggestions, or recommendations, please contact our representative, Executive Director, Andrew Sandall, at 386.255.0285. If you prefer, you may contact the Cultural Council of Volusia County representative at 386.257.6000, or the Division of Cultural Affairs, The Capitol, Tallahassee 850.487.2980, or TT 850.488.5779. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER IS 1.800.435.7352. FLORIDA REGISTRATION #CH-1851
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2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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Melinda Dawson, President SILVER Amy Workowski, First Vice President Cobb Cole Daytona Beach News-Journal Bill Chapin, FAIA, Second Vice President Daytona International Speedway Todd Huffstickler, Secretary Jon Hall Chevrolet Ellen O’Shaughnessy, Assistant Secretary Mastando Media Katharine Hurst Miller, Treasurer NASCAR Garrett Klayer, CPA, Assistant Treasurer RLF Architects Cici Brown, Trustee Tiaison Gene and Diane Rogers SunTrust Foundation Tom Hart, Past President Randy Dye BRONZE Dr. Beverly Grissom, MOAS Guild Representative Advent Health J. Lester Kaney Bahama House Bomar Construction Carl W. Lentz III, MD, FACS Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University David Neubauer Gary R. Libby Charitable Trust Ann Phillips Giles Electric Family Rachel Samson Tom and Peggie Hart Dr. Kent Sharples L. Gale Lemerand and Jill Simpkins Jack White Elanor Murray Stuart and Lisa Sixma Allison Morris Zacharias David and Toni Slick
HONORARY TRUSTEES Miriam Blickman Anderson Bouchelle (Deceased) J. Hyatt Brown Alys Clancy (Deceased) Tippen Davidson (Deceased) Susan Root Feibleman (Deceased) Thurman Gillespy, Jr., MD Herbert Kerman (Deceased) Chapman Root (Deceased) Jan Thompson (Deceased)
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MOAS VOLUNTEER, DONOR & INTERN NEWS
Charles Williams It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Charles Williams. Charles and his wife, Linda were wonderful supporters of the Museum of Arts & Sciences and were the lead donors for the expansion of the Children’s Museum that now bears their name. Without their generosity and support, we would have never been able to expand this vital component of the Museum and offer such a wonderful experience for families in our community. Charles loved to visit the Children’s Museum and would regularly contact us with new ideas or exhibits that he and Linda had seen on their travels and thought would work well in Daytona Beach. He will be missed by everyone at the Museum.
Volunteer Spotlight Barbara Weller
Volunteering at MOAS was Barbara’s very first volunteer position. She has been volunteering for the Museum for over a year now and feels that it has been a truly enjoyable experience. Barbara volunteers in the Museum Store and loves the beautiful collection of items that represent the various permanent exhibitions on display as well as the items that are made by local artists. She enjoys the interaction with guests as they come in to explore what the Museum has to offer as a memento of their visit. When Barbara is not volunteering at MOAS she and her husband enjoy taking road trips in his Mini Cooper. They have taken long trips across the United States for several weeks at a time as well as short day or overnight trips to visit local areas in and around Florida. When she is not traveling or volunteering, Barbara enjoys working on her family’s ancestry. The research and putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together is enjoyable because it is all for her children, nieces, and nephews.
Happy Volunteer Retirement, Rita Highley!
The MOAS staff and fellow volunteers would like to wish a warm farewell to longtime Docent, Rita Highley. Rita has been volunteering as a Docent at the Museum for 20 years, providing visitors and children with exhibition tours. We thank her for her time and dedication to the Museum and wish her the best of luck in her next endeavors.
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InternSpotlight Nancy Jo Flynn
Nancy began interning with the Museum of Arts & Sciences in June 2018. She has been visiting the Museum since the 1970s and was thrilled to have an opportunity to complete her graduate internship with the Curatorial Department. Nancy received an associate degree from Florida State University in 1980 with a focus in Anthropology and graduated from University of Florida in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She has experience in journalism and art sales as well as 22 years working in public education. Interning with MOAS helped to fulfill the requirements for her master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from Syracuse University in New York. Her role was a curatorial apprentice, learning the procedures of accessioning, cataloging, and storing museum artifacts. In addition, she had the experience of being mentored by MOAS Chief Curator/ Gary R. Libby Curator of Art, Ruth Grim in the theories and techniques of creating engaging exhibits for education and enrichment. After receiving her master’s in Library and Information Sciences, Nancy will be building a second career serving the community as a library and information professional.
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MOAS ANNUAL DINNER
MOAS Annual Dinner
2018 Award Winners
Congratulations to MOAS Board of Trustees Past President, Tom Hart, on receiving an Agency Champion Award at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day celebration, presented by the Volusia-Flagler Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on November 16, 2018. Tom has been a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees since 1992. During his time as a Trustee he has held multiple positions on the Executive Committee, including President in 1998 and again in 2015. Tom has had the pleasure of overseeing the various expansion projects MOAS has faced including the North Wing, the Root Family Museum, the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum, and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. For Tom the evolution of the Museum represented by these facilities has been exhilarating, challenging, exciting, and unmatched in personal growth. We want to thank Tom for his service and dedication to the Museum of Arts & Sciences. 10 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
his year’s annual dinner was truly a celebration of our love of arts and culture. We inducted three new trustees to the MOAS board and recognized trustees who were continuing to fulfill their commitment to the Museum with there service. We listened to a wonderful recap of 2018 by MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall that really encapsulated all that we have accomplished. We toured the brand-new Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibition, that so beautifully highlights the stunning clothing that Hepburn wore for many of her well-known on-stage performances and onscreen movies. We also recognized and honored those who have made some of the most significant contributions to the Museum’s efforts with the following awards: The Marge Sigerson Volunteer of the Year Award is offered in recognition of exceptional volunteerism with the Museum of Arts & Sciences and was presented to Lucy Jackman. A dedicated volunteer since 2001, Lucy has a passion for helping to keep arts and culture alive in Volusia County. Since retirement after 42 years Lucy Jackman and MOAS in education, she has not Executive Director, Andrew Sandall only volunteered her time with the Museum assisting at the front desk, but also has volunteered with Florida International Festival/Central Florida Endeavor for ten years, was the volunteer house manager at the NewsJournal Center for 12 years, was a member of the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild for 15 years, was a volunteer in the box office at the Daytona Playhouse for ten years, and has also volunteered for the Early Childhood Coalition, the Friends of Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, the Cultural Council of Volusia County, the Ormond Beach Arts and Culture organization, and the Ormond Beach Leisure Advisory Board. We are thankful for Lucy’s dedication to the Museum and to arts and culture county wide.
The Award of Distinction is offered in honor of longtime support and outstanding service to the Museum of Arts & Sciences and was presented to Julie Bennet Barrow, Claire Brubaker, and Jessica Gloeckler of the MOAS Young Philanthropists. These three awardees (From left to right) Jessica Gloeckler, Claire became involved with the Brubaker, Julie Bennet Barrow, and MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall. Museum in 2014 when their Leadership Daytona class was assigned MOAS and the soon-to-be-opened Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Arts as the subject of their CEO Business Challenge. The challenge presented to the class was to create a plan to grow and encourage the involvement of a new generation of MOAS visitors and supporters, targeting the 25-45 age group. Their commitment to helping the Museum continued as they have helped us set up the MOAS Young Philanthropists group that was born to keep up the connections made during the Leadership program. The group worked tirelessly to help the Museum develop and promote events, fundraisers, and exhibits with the next generation of MOAS visitors in mind. An inaugural event called Cosmic Cosmos: Classic Cocktails in the Planetarium was held in the spring of 2015 and drew in a sold-out crowd, eager to see what the Museum had to offer to people like them. The event was a huge success, which could not have happened without the hard work of these individuals. As time passed, the core group that founded the Young Philanthropists slowly started to make way for new members that had not been part of the original Leadership class. However, these three ladies continued their involvement and took over the leadership of the group. What has turned into one of the Museum’s essential specialist volunteer arms, these members of the Young Philanthropists have helped with everything from manning photobooths at social events, pouring wine during wine tastings, cajoling people into purchasing raffle tickets at our Passport fundraisers, and most importantly, acting as some of our strongest advocates of the Museum in the local community. Once seen as ‘emerging’ they are now well and truly established leaders in their own organizations that include the International Speedway Corporation, Valencia College, and One Voice for Volusia, as well as through their many other volunteer commitments in the community. We are truly lucky to have Julie, Claire, and Jessica as essential threads in the fabric that make up the MOAS family.
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EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT | BY RUTH GRIM, CHIEF CURATOR/GARY R. LIBBY CURATOR OF ART
Jacob Lawrence, 1917-2000, To Preserve Their Freedom, from Toussaint L’Ouverture series, serigraph, 1988-1997
Jacob Lawrence and the
Beginning on February 2 and in honor of Black History month and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance, MOAS will have the exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: Three Print Series on view in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art.
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ne of the twentiethcentury’s most celebrated African-American artists, Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City in 1917 to a couple who had moved from the rural South to find a better life in the North. In this way, Lawrence’s family was a part of “The Great Migration,” a period in the earliest decades of the last century when more than a quarter million African-Americans left their rural southern state homes to move
to more free-thinking urban centers such as New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. This led to a cultural and intellectual heyday given the term “the Harlem Renaissance.”
Aaron Douglas, Song of the Towers, from the mural series Aspects of Negro Life, 1934 (not featured in the exhibition)
Between 1919 and 1930 was a time of great development of AfricanAmerican ideas as expressed through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and literature. Centered in Harlem on the island of Manhattan, the New Negro Movement (as it was called at the time) had an important influence across the United States and around the world. Writers and intellectuals such as Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, and Zora Neale Hurston made their mark during these years as well as performers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers such as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, Aaron Douglas, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Bessie Smith, to name only a handful. In addition to the thriving Harlem music scene of this era, popular theorists such as Alain Locke urged African-American artists to draw their inspiration from black history stretching back to Africa. Painters like Aaron Douglas (1900-1979) heard the call and contributed African-inspired illustrations to Locke’s publications such as The New Negro and others. Later, in the Depression era during the 30s, Douglas created a series of four murals titled, Aspects of Negro Life for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Such was the vibrant backdrop of Jacob Lawrence’s upbringing. By 1930 after the separation of his parents, Lawrence and his two younger siblings had moved with their mother to Harlem. Here at the age of thirteen he quickly discovered art as a means
It was a time of great development of African-American ideas as expressed through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and literature between 1919 and 1930.
Archibald Motely, 1891-1981, Nightlife, 1943. Oil on canvas
Jacob Lawrence, Hiroshima: Family, 1983, Tempera and gouache on paper
Jacob Lawrence, from The Migration of the Negro, 1941, oil on panel, Philips Collection
Lawrence was the first artist of color to be represented by a major New York gallery, and the success of this exhibition gave him national prominence. of expression. Lawrence’s education in art was both informal – observing the activity and rhythms of the streets of Harlem – and formal, in afterschool community workshops at Utopia House and later at the Harlem Art Workshop. At both centers he was able to study with the prominent artist Charles Alston. During his work
he became immersed in the cultural activity and fervor of the artists and writers who led the Harlem Renaissance, Alston among them. Lawrence received a scholarship to the American Artists School where he began to gain some notice for his dramatic and lively portrayals of both
contemporary scenes and historical events. He depicted African-American urban life in crisp shapes, bright, clear colors, dynamic patterns, and through revealing postures and gestures. In 1938 Lawrence had his first solo exhibition at the Harlem YMCA and started working in the easel painting division of the WPA Federal Art Project. In 1940, he received a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation to create a series of images on the migration of African-Americans from the South. The painter Gwendolyn Knight assisted him with the captions for the images and initial coating of the panels. They married in 1941. The same year the Migration of the Negro series had its debut at the Downtown Gallery. Lawrence was the first artist of color to be represented by a major New York gallery and the success of this exhibition gave him national prominence. Jacob Lawrence’s art was always grounded in historical research. Throughout his exceptionally long career he spent hours at the public library pouring over historical texts, memoirs, newspapers, and attending history clubs. He translated these histories into images and linked them to contemporary political struggles both in the North and the Jim Crow segregated South, reinvigorating traditional history painting.
Charles Henry Alston (1907-1977), Oh Freedom, oil on canvas, Smithsonian Institution
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One of his most famous historical series, which will be on view in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art at MOAS, recounts the story of the famous liberator of Haiti, Toussaint L’Ouverture. L’Ouverture was a leader in the Haitian revolution. Born a slave, he rose to become commander in chief of the revolutionary army which achieved independence from France for Haiti in 1804 making it the first black Western republic.
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Lawrence captured another historic event in 20th century history with his series Hiroshima (1983) which was inspired by John Hersey’s story published in The New Yorker in 1946. Lawrence had been invited by the Limited Editions Club of New York to illustrate a book of his choice and he chose Hersey’s account of several survivors from America’s nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and reimagined it through a more abstract, universal perspective. In eight panels Lawrence painted reds peeling back to reveal white skeletal figures. The distorted figures look up in shock and confusion. Through his abstract composition, Lawrence captures the horror of this tragedy and demands empathy from the viewer.
Jacob Lawrence, the Creation was done and all was well, from the Genesis Series
The last of the three-print series on view in this exhibition is Lawrence’s rendition of verses from the biblical book of Genesis. Pairing biblical verses with images of a passionate preacher illustrating their content, Lawrence recalled his Baptist upbringing in Harlem and captured the memories of images etched in his mind from his childhood. Jacob Lawrence left a long legacy and influenced many artists throughout the 20th century and after. He taught at institutions such as Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1946, and later at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the New School for Social Research in New York. In 1971, Lawrence became a professor of painting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Lawrence was still drawing and painting in preparation for still another series of works when he died in Seattle in 2000.
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EVENT WRAP-UP | PASSPORT TO THE JAZZ AGE
Each year, the Museum hosts its Passport Fundraiser as its major fundraiser for the year. This fundraiser was extra special as it was the first time in years that the Museum was able to bring the event back home, showcasing all the beautiful spaces that have been constructed and renovated. 18 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
Passport to the Jazz Age, focused on the Prohibition era, specifically the evolution of jazz music throughout different regions and time. The evening was progressive in that guests were able to enjoy several locations throughout the Museum during the evening. The event began in the Root Family Museum Train Station where everyone was greeted by MOAS staff who were eager to explain the evening’s events. Guests browsed an expansive silent auction and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail in the Root Family Museum Pharmacy. After cocktail hour, a plated dinner was held in the West Wing. It was amazing to see the transformation of the Museum’s West Wing to an elegant dinner location complete with cascading drapes, twinkling lights, and beautiful floral centerpieces. Following dinner, guests had time to check the silent auction bids once more in Root Hall and were then led to the Root Family Auditorium where they were treated to a world-class performance by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. The cherry on top of a perfect event was dessert in the Entry Court following the concert. We enjoyed this past fundraiser so much and are eager to continue to expand upon its theme in the years to come. We want to thank our sponsors and the community for the continued support.
A Special Thank You to This Year’s Passport to the Jazz Age Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Maserati Alfa Romeo of Daytona
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WINTER EXHIBITS We Never Left: Artists of Southeastern Indian Tribes JANUARY 12, 2019 THROUGH APRIL 15, 2019 – ROOT HALL
This exhibition focuses on Native American artists who are descendants of the indigenous peoples who survived and continued to thrive in some portion of their Southeastern homelands despite most of their populations being relocated in the 19th Century. Included are paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, collages, beadwork, and basketry by nationally-recognized Native American artists of the Southeast. Photo Credit: Farens Sanders Crews, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (North Carolina), My Heros Have Always Been Indian Cowboys Cut Up/Cut Out
THROUGH JANUARY 27, 2019 – KARSHAN CENTER OF GRAPHIC ART & WEST WING CORRIDOR
Cut Up/Cut Out is an exhibition of national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing. Cut Up/Cut Out was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA. Karen Margolis, Salt Lake City, 2009, 6 layers of maps, watercolor, 24 x 16 inches Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen THROUGH FEBRUARY 2, 2019 – FORD GALLERY
Organized by Kent State University Museum from its collection, this exhibition features Katharine Hepburn’s performance clothes from The Philadelphia Story, Without Love, and Coco; screen costumes from such classic films as Stage Door, Adam’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 are spotlighted, as are vintage posters, playbills, photos, and other Hepburnrelated artifacts. Photo Credit: Katharine Hepburn
'Twas The Night Before Christmas: Illustrations from 21st Century Editions of the Poem THROUGH FEBRUARY 24, 2019 – NORTH WING CORRIDOR
Just in time for the holiday season, this exhibit will feature ten 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: Richard Jesse Watson Upstairs, Downstairs: Porcelain and Pewter Decorative Arts THROUGH APRIL 28, 2019 – BOUCHELLE CHANGING GALLERY
This exhibition shows the everyday objects that helped define upper class and working-class lives. Expensive and fragile porcelain by such renowned manufacturers as the German Meissen company have filled the tables and cupboards of the wealthy since the 1700s while rustic, durable pewter had to suffice for the daily needs of the lower classes. Photo Credit: America, Pitcher, c. 1790, Pewter; America, Pitcher, c. 1800, Royal Vienna Porcelain with painting by Claudius Herr Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints FEBRUARY 2, 2019 THROUGH MAY 5, 2019 – KARSHAN CENTER OF GRAPHIC ART
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), this exhibition features 26 graphic works done between 1971-1997. Included are his Hiroshima Series of eight prints, the Genesis Series of eight prints, and 10 prints from the Toussaint L’Ouverture Series. The Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints exhibition comes from the Collection of Alitash Kebede of Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition and museum tour were organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, CA. Photo Credit: Jacob Lawrence, To Preserve Their Freedom, from the Toussaint L’Ouverture series serigraph, 1986-1987 My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
FEBRUARY 9, 2019 THROUGH MAY 5, 2019 – FORD GALLERY
Experience the escapades of iconic superheroes with this pumped-up collection of international artworks in a variety of media. As contemporary idols, superheroes provide a rich source of inspiration for artists around the world. My Hero! Celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything. Photo Credit: Mike Alcantara, Spider-Man, 2015
Visions of the Future
ONGOING THROUGH 2019 – PLANETARIUM LOBBY
This colorful, creative poster series from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, now on display in the Planetarium Lobby, imagines possible future travel destinations to real exotic locations in space. The retro-style artwork takes inspiration from travel advertisements of the past and combines them with intriguing objects within our Solar System and far-off exoplanets. Photo Credit: Trappist-1e, NASA
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Currently on Display in the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art "The Latest News from Florida": Wood Engravings from 19th Century Periodicals
A. WORLEY BROWN & FAMILY GALLERY Wood engravings from 19th century illustrated magazines and journals documenting events in the remote land of Florida - a state that few northerners knew a lot about or would ever visit. The works in this exhibit are grouped into three sections - "life", "industry", and "war". "Life" includes depictions of daily activities and amusements. "Industry" includes depictions of processes such as citrus growing and harvesting and preparing Spanish moss for commercial purposes. "War" includes depictions of the armaments, military activities, fortification structures, and naval events. These topics proved to be of interest to those who bought these publications. Featured Painting: Harper’s Weekly, Ft. Pickens 1861
SENA H. AND THOMAS L. ZANE GALLERY This exhibition emphasizes Florida’s reputation for being one of the greatest sport fishing areas in the world. From locals with simple cane poles to celebrities on yachts decked out for challenging sailfish and tarpon. Photo Credit: Sam Stoltz, Strife of the Sea, Chicago Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34
FRANCE FAMILY GALLERY Experience a myriad of Florida weather in just one day. The Florida Weather gallery offers a look at Florida weather as represented by art. Florida is known for weather that changes with uncanny speed. Sun, rain, wind, clouds, storms, and fog all play a part in what the artist sees and wants to capture. The color, technique, rhythm, and texture are focused to evoke the full sensation of what is Florida's revealing environmental trait.Featured painting: Naomi Duckman (Furth); Storm on Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys, 1935
The Seminole and the Everglades
FRANCE FAMILY GALLERY The Everglades is a region of tropical wetlands that occupies the southern portion of Florida. Water leaving the vast, shallow Lake Okeechobee in the wet season forms a slow-moving river 60 miles wide and over 100 miles long. Human habitation in the southern portion of the Florida peninsula dates from 15,000 years ago. The region was dominated by the native Calusa and Tequesta tribes. After European colonization, both tribes declined. The Seminole nation emerged out of groups of Native Americans, mostly Creek, from what are now the northern Muscogee peoples. Artists from the early 19th century on have found the visual characteristics of the people and the land compelling subjects for artworks. The climatic conditions change frequently giving new dimensions of color, motion, and light to the landscape. The dramatic variables are a challenge to the painter attempting to capture a specific moment. The flora and fauna are often unique and fascinating. Rendering them is as often for scientific documentation as it is for the decorative motif. Featured painting: James F. Hutchinson; Seminole Man, 1992
The Volusia County gallery contains paintings with the county as the subject. Volusia County has encouraged both well-known and less-known artists to portray the environments and people from the county from the last quarter of the 19th century and on. Featured painting: James Calvert Smith; Stop the Train, ca. 1950
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WINTER PROGRAMS Ongoing Events Wednesday Yoga in the Gallery Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Take a break from your busy day and enjoy weekly Yoga in the Gallery at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Meet in the lobby to join registered yoga instructor, Ashley Brooks of Holistic Movements, for an hour-long session that will provide you with an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses. Class is open to all experience levels. Please bring a mat, towel, and water. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP to the Museum at 386-255-0285. $5.00 for members, $10.00 for future members.
January Thursday, January 10 5:30pm-7:30pm Wine Tasting: Volusia & Flagler County Exclusive Wines Join us at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art for our wine tasting series with S.R. Perrott. Spend the evening among friends while you sip up knowledge on swirling, tasting, and describing wine while learning about different pairings of light appetizers from Panheads Catering. This program will feature six wines that are exclusively sold in Volusia and Flagler Counties. This event is for ages 21 and older. Seating is limited. Register online at MOAS.org or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285 to purchase admission in advance. $25.00 for members, $35.00 for future members.
Friday, January 11 2:00pm-3:00pm Porch Talk at Gamble Place: Utopian Societies of Florida Florida, long viewed as a land of endless opportunity, attracted many individuals and groups looking to create a utopian society. Each utopian society had its own version and goals with some coming to find religious freedom and others economic. Florida was full of Utopian Societies dating back to its earliest European historical roots. Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias at Gamble Place in Port Orange to learn about different attempts to create a utopian society, many in Northeast Florida. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members. Friday, January 11 5:00pm-7:00pm Exhibition Reception: We Never Left: Artists of Southeastern Indian Tribes Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for an exclusive exhibition preview for We Never Left: Artists of Southeastern Indian Tribes, an exhibition that celebrates contemporary artists descending from American Indians who, against all odds, remained in the Southeast. Their highly diverse artwork addresses a variety of issues, including cultural preservation. Enjoy a talk by the exhibition’s curator, Walter Meyer. A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be available. Kindly RSVP by January 7 by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members.
Saturday, January 12 7:00pm-9:45pm Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm Laseropolis 8:00pm Laser Vinyl 9:00pm Rush 2112 (New Show) $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows, and $9.00 for three shows. Admission goes on sale one week prior to the shows. Thursday, January 17 2:00pm-3:30pm Florida Vistas Book Club: The Lady of Tarpon Springs by Judith Miller Join us for our next Florida history book club meeting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Much to the dismay of her Greek family, Zanna Krykos makes a living as a lawyer in Tarpon Springs, Florida. When her friend Lucy needs legal advice about the business she inherited upon her father’s passing, she ends up asking Zanna to run the business instead, so she can focus on her medical career. Nico Kalos is a Greek diver who has worked on sponging boats in the Aegean Sea since the age of 14, giving him a vast knowledge of the trade. When he hears of an opportunity to lead a group of spongers to the United States, he seizes it. But his excitement is quickly quelled when he arrives only to discover that a young woman with no experience in the business will oversee the new crews. But as Zanna and Nico face even more complications than they could have imagined, they must learn to work together or risk everything they’ve worked so hard for. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members.
Friday, January 18 4:00pm-4:45pm Special Planetarium Presentation: American Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Not since September 2015 have we seen a total lunar eclipse in Florida. That will soon change as the moon will slide into Earth’s shadow through the late evening of January 20 to the very early morning of January 21 for all North and South America. Join us in the Planetarium as we explore the celestial phenomenon of lunar eclipses – from the science of their occurrences to the fascinating history behind their observation and how they influenced cultures and societies through time. We will also discuss how to observe and enjoy this upcoming eclipse. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Saturday, January 19 10:00am-4:00pm 4th Annual Florida History Con Join us for an all-day celebration of Florida history. Enjoy various Florida history reenactors, historical displays, costumes, meeting different authors, local history clubs, and much more! Free for members or with paid museum admission. Schedule: 10:00am U-Boats, Saboteurs, and Orange Groves: Florida in the World War II with Ryan Lowry Florida’s role in WWII was far more consequential to the safety of the United States than people realize. Once WWII broke out, Germany was probing America’s doorstep with submarines and saboteurs. At the time, Florida was the largest state surrounded by water and America increased its defense in the state by creating airbases and naval bases to combat enemy intrusion. Pensacola grew to be a major military base for training men for the conflict overseas. The state also became a haven for German POW’s from North Africa and a scene for sinking Merchant Vessels bound for England. Learn how Florida was necessary in the defense of the mainland United States against Nazi tyranny. 11:00am Sacred Tea Revival, Florida AG Survival? With Mark Steele of The Yaupon Brothers An invasive species from China carries a disease that threatens to wipe out Florida’s citrus industry. There is no cure. Thousands of jobs have already been lost, with many more to follow. Learn about the past cultural history of this amazing plant and its future. Our company, The Yaupon Brothers believes that a revival of an ancient native tea will save Florida agriculture. Science is on our side. Time is not. 12:00pm Above and Beyond: The Cuban Missile Crisis with Michael Tougias Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. He is best known for his seven survival at sea books such as A Storm Too Soon, Rescue of the Bounty, Fata Forecast, and The Finest Hours which is now a major motion picture by Disney. In this multimedia presentation based on his newly published co-authored book,
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Mr. Tougias first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis – the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles of the island. These pilots helped President Kennedy achieve a difficult objective – have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon.
Saturday, January 26 1:00pm-3:00pm Film Class: Video Editing Join award-winning filmmaker, Gary Lester and he guides participants through the process of using computers to gain experience in editing video clips. Topics presented will include editing points, tempo, and continuity. Space for this class is limited. RSVP in advance by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. $15.00 for members, $20.00 for future members.
1:00pm – Spanish Florida with Dr. Steven Noll Florida was part of the Spanish empire longer than it has been a part of the United States. Explore Florida’s Spanish heritage as we discuss everything from Ponce de Leon to the state’s current multi-cultural society. This presentation will examine how Florida reflects America’s diverse past and is instrumental in shaping its future. Be prepared for lots of great images!
Saturday, January 26 7:00pm-9:45pm Encore of Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium: 2001: A Space Odyssey New programming! Join us in the Planetarium for Sci-Fi Movie Night. We are starting with Stanley Kubrick’s classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, 2001’s epic exploration of space and humanity is still frequently cited as the best science fiction film of all time. Presented in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio on the planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra Hight Definition, with surround sound, this will surely be a unique viewing experience. Popcorn and snacks will be available at the concession stand. Please arrive no later than 6:45pm, as this event will start promptly at 7:00pm with no late entry. $8.00 for members, $10.00 for future members.
2:00pm Historical Reenactment with Diane Jacoby Stalwart Florida Cracker, Martha Jane Pacetti tells, in her earthy style, of her early struggles living in the primitive Florida of the 1800s. Born on the Spruce Creek, she marries at age 14 to a fisherman in his forties who owned all of what is today South Daytona Beach. They were married at Dunlawton Plantation. Her first home on the River was near the Inlet and made of driftwood. They were the first white settlers to live in that region. Experience her story. 3:00pm Florida History through the Amazing Illustrations of Harper’s Weekly with Zach Zacharias Once the most popular newspaper in America from 1855-1910, Harper’s Weekly gave birth to modern journalism. Using amazing illustrations carved from wood engravings and new technology, Harper’s Weekly could visually document moments in American and Florida history with great ease. A blend of art, technology, and history, this presentation takes you on a visual journey through the state during the Civil War and Gilded Ages of Florida. The art is exquisite and the stories are amazing! Friday, January 25 7:00pm-10:15pm Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium: 2001: A Space Odyssey New programming! Join us in the Planetarium for our first Sci-Fi Movie Night. We are starting with Stanley Kubrick’s classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, 2001’s epic exploration of space and humanity is still frequently cited as the best science fiction film of all time. Presented in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio on the planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition, with surround sound, this will surely be a unique viewing experience. Popcorn and snacks will be available at the concession stand. Please arrive no later than 6:45pm, as this event will start promptly at 7:00 with no late entry. After the movie, stay with us for a discussion and Q&A hosted by Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, and Planetarium Coordinator, Jason Schreiner. $8.00 for members, $10.00 for future members.
Monday, January 28 5:00pm-7:00pm MOAS After Hours Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for exclusive after-hours access to all of the Museum’s galleries, live music by Davey Leatherwood, happy hour drink specials, and a special curatorial talk on the new Cut Up/Cut Out exhibit in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art and West Wing galleries. Cut Up/Cut Out is an exhibition of national, and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. Free for members, $5.00 for future members. Thursday, January 31 7:00pm-9:00pm NEA Big Read: TA*DA View an original play by Karen Poulsen for the NEA Big Read Original Play Series in the Root Family Auditorium. Step right up folks and take a good look at our one and only “Sizzling Sideshow” from 1904! You will meet the fascinating “Talker” – Mademoiselle Marveline (Tosha Williams), Foley (Ryan McNally) – a roustabout turned stumbling magician, and Elly (Valerie Orzel) – a ticket taker and anxious magician’s assistant. Watch as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade from the amazing Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (Wes Jones), who is known as the father of modern magic from the 1850s. This mismatched group of performers will attempt to entertain the audience after they discover that all of the regular side-show performers have disappeared. Free to the public.
WINTER PROGRAMS Friday, February 8 6:30pm-10:30pm MOAS Winter Night Sky Viewing Party Friday, February 1, 7:00pm-9:00pm Come celebrate the winter night sky with Saturday, February 2 & Sunday, us in our front entrance courtyard! With February 3, 2:00pm-4:00pm telescopes and astronomy experts at hand, NEA Big Read: TA*DA we will marvel at winter and early spring View an original play by Karen Poulsen constellations that fill the sky along with for the NEA Big Read Original Play Series the planet Mars and a crescent moon. The in the Root Family Auditorium. Step right MOAS Planetarium will be hosting live up folks and take a good look at our one planetarium shows about the night sky and only “Sizzling Sideshow” from 1904! throughout the evening as well for your You will meet the fascinating “Talker” – enjoyment. Guests are welcome to bring Mademoiselle Marveline (Tosha Williams), Foley (Ryan McNally) – a roustabout turned their own outdoor chairs, telescopes/ stumbling magician, and Elly (Valerie Orzel) binoculars, and their curiosities about the universe. – a ticket taker and anxious magician’s assistant. Watch as they attempt to learn the The outdoor portion of this event is free to the public (weather permitting). All tricks of the trade from the amazing Jean planetarium shows are $4.00 per person Eugene Robert-Houdin (Wes Jones), who (for both members and future members). is known as the father of modern magic from the 1850s. This mismatched group Saturday, February 9 of performers will attempt to entertain 11:00am-2:00pm the audience after they discover that all Family Craft Day: Superheroes of the regular side-show performers have Join educators, Kelsey Hansen and Nicole disappeared. Messervy for a SUPER fun craft day! To Free to the public. coincide with the opening of the new My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Wednesday, February 6 Action exhibition, we will have a variety of 6:00pm-8:00pm superhero-themed craft tables set up for Wine Pairing Dinner Join us for an exclusive and interactive wine everyone to enjoy. We encourage both children and parents to feel free to dress pairing dinner in the Helene B. Roberson up as a superhero, or someone that they Visible Storage Building at the Museum consider to be a hero! of Arts & Sciences. We will be pairing interesting wines with a four-course meal of Free for members or with paid museum eclectic food while surrounded by influential admission. works from the Museum’s collection of art Saturday, February 9 and artifacts. The Visible Storage Building 7:00pm-9:45pm is unique in the state of Florida and is the only facility of its kind for art and decorative Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert objects. This dinner is for ages 21 and older. 7:00pm Laser Country 8:00pm Laser Metallica Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today 9:00pm Laser Zeppelin online at MOAS.org or by calling 386-255$5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows, 0285. and $9.00 for three shows. Admission goes $65.00 for members, $75.00 for future on sale one week prior to the shows. members.
Friday, February 8 3:00pm-4:00pm The History of Slavery in Northeast Florida The first slaves brought to North America were brought to Spanish Florida. Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias in the Root Family Auditorium to learn about the role of slavery in Northeast Florida and how it changed over time from Colonial Spanish to the end of the Civil War. Free for members, $7.00 for future members, or included with paid museum admission. Friday, February 8 4:00pm-6:00pm Exhibition Preview: My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action Stop by for an exclusive preview of the new the new exhibition, My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action organized by the Bedford Gallery in California. This exhibition features approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, illustrations, photography, mixed media, and video by international artists exploring untold aspects of the superhero story they remember from their childhood, golden years, and alternative lifestyles. Join Chief Curator/Gary R. Libby Curator of Art, Ruth Grim, for questions and answers about the artworks. Free for members, $5.00 for future members
Wednesday, February 13 12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch and Learn: Curator’s Choice Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art for a tour through the ecological and human history of Florida through the glorious landscape paintings on display. Travel from one end of the state to the other and learn about plants, animals, buildings, and historical sites. Call the Museum at 386-255-0285 to RSVP and place your lunch order. Space is limited, and advanced RSVP and paid lunch are required. Lecture is free plus the price of paid lunch for members. Lecture is $5.00 plus the price of paid lunch for future members. Thursday, February 14 6:00pm-8:00pm Love, Lasers, and the Cosmos: A Special Valentine’s Planetarium Event Bring your special someone to the MOAS Planetarium for an evening celebrating love. We will begin with our live astronomy show at 6:00pm, Love and the Cosmos, where we will search for love through all corners of the universe, from night sky constellation folklore to the Valentine’sthemed cosmic coincidences that can be found in planets, nebula, and even galaxies. The love keeps on going at 7:00pm with our Laser Love show, featuring
love-themed songs synced to brilliant laser imagery. Each admission includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a small box of chocolates. $8.00 for members, $10.00 for future members. Wednesday, February 20 3:00pm-4:00pm Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance In conjunction with the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: Three Print Series on view in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art and in honor of Black History month, join MOAS of Chief Curator/Gary R. Libby Curator of Art, Ruth Grim in the Root Family Auditorium for a lecture on Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance. The period roughly 1918 through the Depression years saw a flowering of arts and culture in Harlem on the island of Manhattan. African Americans had fled repression in the South and made a new home in this area with writers such as Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, and Zora Neale Hurston coming to prominence as well as performers and musicians, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Duke Ellington, and visual artists, Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motely, and Jacob Lawrence. This lecture will reveal the heyday of the period that brought us the Cotton Club, The Apollo Theater, and other mainstays of early 20th century performance in New York City. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Thursday, February 21 2:00pm-3:30pm Florida Vistas Book Club: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz Join us for our next Florida history book club meeting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new “lector” (who reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a Cuban-American family. Cruz celebrates the search for identify in a new land. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members. Friday, February 22 2:00pm-3:00pm Porch Talk at Gamble Place: Early Tourism in Florida and the First Coast Florida has always been for sale to Northern elites for many different reasons. After the Civil War, Florida began its transition from an agricultural society to America’s playground for the rich. From invalids to robber barons, Florida’s “First Coast” was the place to be in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias at Gamble Place in Port Orange and learn how tourism developed and prospered before Disney in Northeast Florida and how important regional history impacted Florida forever. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members.
Saturday, February 23 1:00pm-3:00pm Film Class: Practical Motion Picture FX Join award-winning filmmaker, Gary Lester as he shows participants how to create professional Hollywood special effects for just pennies. Learn how to create your own special effects without the use of a computer. Space in this class is limited. RSVP in advance by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. $15.00 for members, $20.00 for future members. Monday, February 25 5:00pm-7:00pm MOAS After Hours – Superhero Themed Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for exclusive after-hours access to all the Museum’s galleries, live music by Rafael Rodriguez, happy hour drink specials, and a special tour of the new My Hero! exhibit. Enjoy specialty cocktails like the Tesseract Tonic or Spiderman Punch while mingling with vendors. Come to the event dressed up in your favorite superhero attire and receive free entry! Free for members, $5.00 for future members. Thursday, February 28 3:00pm-4:00pm Talk and Walk: Tuscawilla Preserve Meet Education Coordinator, Kelsey Hansen in the MOAS Lobby and get ready to explore the newly re-opened Tuscawilla Nature Preserve at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. As one of the last hydric hammocks in Florida, Tuscawilla offers a rare glimpse into an ancient and dynamic environment. The tour will include a light hike (weather permitting) on the boardwalk through the preserve and a discussion inside Windows to the Forest. Wear your walking shoes. Space is limited. RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members.
March Friday, March 1 7:00pm-10:30pm Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium: Interstellar The return… of Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium! Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of Best Visual Effects, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is set in a dystopian future with Earth on the brink of collapse. The film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in desperate search of a new home for humanity. Presented in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio on the planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition, with surround sound, this will surely be a unique viewing experience. Popcorn and snacks will be available at the concession stand. Please arrive no later than 6:45pm, as this event will start promptly at 7:00pm with no late entry. Rated PG-13. After the movie, stay with us in the planetarium for a discussion on how the scientifically accurate visual effects of Interstellar bring the story to life. $8.00 for members, $10.00 for future members.
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Saturday, March 2 7:00pm-10:00pm Encore of Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium: Interstellar The return… of Sci-Fi Movie Night in the Planetarium! Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of Best Visual Effects, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is set in a dystopian future with Earth on the brink of collapse. The film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in desperate search of a new home for humanity. Presented in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio on the planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition, with surround sound, this will surely be a unique viewing experience. Popcorn and snacks will be available as the concession stand. Please arrive no later than 6:45pm, as this event will start promptly at 7:00pm with no late entry. Rated PG-13. $8.00 for members, $10.00 for future members. Wednesday, March 6 3:00pm-4:00pm Talk and Walk: Treasures of MOAS Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias for a walk through the galleries at MOAS and immerse yourself with the many treasures in the collection from Cuba, Africa, America, and other important galleries. Examine the best and most unique objects on display including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Saturday, March 9 7:00pm-9:45pm Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm Laser Beatles 8:00pm Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon 9:00pm Rush 2112 (New Show) $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows, and $9.00 for three shows. Admission goes on sale one week prior to the shows. Tuesday, March 12 5:30pm-7:30pm Succulents & Sangria Join us at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art for a creative night with Lanipots of Ormond Beach and complimentary sangria from Tiki Sangria. Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to choose their own unique planting pot followed by hands-on instruction on how to build and maintain your own cactus and succulent garden. Ages 21 and older. Seating is limited. RSVP in advance online at MOAS.org or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. $35.00 for members, $40.00 for future members. Saturday, March 16 3:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon with Florida History Join us for a presentation on Florida history in the Root Family Auditorium. Free for members, $7.00 for future members, or with paid museum admission. Steam Boating on the St. John’s and Ocklawaha Rivers Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias, to learn about the history of steam boating on the St. John’s and Ocklawaha Rivers between 1830-1920
from Jacksonville to Sanford. Discover how steamboats transformed Florida’s tourism and economy. Trace the amazing journey to Silver Springs, the must see and do tourist trip of the late 19th century and discover Florida’s first tourist highway. Sports in the Ancient City and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Join Steve Voguit, Assistant Professor of History and Geography, Department of Humanities from Flagler College for a unique look at “Sports in the Ancient City and Hotel Ponce de Leon.” Baseball, tennis, swimming, golf, and several other sports will be discussed. Learn how Henry Flagler provided a ballpark and team for the enjoyment of his guests and how several events were held featuring swimming and tennis champions during the heyday of the hotel. Saturday, March 16 4:00pm-4:45pm You Run the Show! Join us in the MOAS Planetarium for this audience guided show that can take you anywhere in the universe that you would like to go! Come with your questions, curiosities, and interests, as we navigate freely through the Planetarium’s vast digital universe. We cannot wait to explore the universe with you! Free for members or with paid museum admission. Thursday, March 21 2:00pm-3:30pm Florida Vistas Book Club: At Home in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer Join us for our next Florida history book club meeting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. At Home in Persimmon Hollow is the first book in a series chronicling the world of Agnes Foster and the people of frontier-era Florida. A full description can be found at MOAS.org. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future
MOAS Gallery Specialist Tours
Join our Gallery Specialists from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month as they provide in-depth information on individual galleries around the Museum of Arts & Sciences. These tours are open to the
public unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, January 8 – Anne Gayla (Root Family Museum) Thursday, January 24 – Marion Whelton (African Art & Artifacts) Tuesday, February 12 – Juan Junco (Cuban Gallery) Thursday, February 28 – Kelsey Hansen (Tuscawilla – special tour, please RSVP to 386-255-0285) Tuesday, March 12 – Anne Gayla (Dow Gallery of American Art) Thursday, March 28 – Zach Zacharias and Marion Whelton (Prehistory of Florida)
WINTER PROGRAMS members. Friday, March 22 8:00am-6:00pm MOAS Member Trip: Bok Tower Gardens and the Florida Natural Grove House Join us for a day trip to Bok Tower Gardens and the Florida Natural Grove House. Roam through the gardens and trails of Bok Tower Gardens and visit the Pinewood Estate, the enchanting 1930s 20-room, Mediterranean-style mansion. Enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café which is on-site. Visit the MOAS website for the pre-selected menu choices. Afterwards, learn about how Florida orange juice is made at the Florida Natural Grove House. You will even get to taste the fresh OJ! Kindly RSVP by March 8 by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Meet at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art no later than 8:00am. $65.00 for MOAS members only. Price includes transportation, admission to all locations, and lunch. Monday, March 25 5:00pm-7:00pm MOAS After Hours – American Red Cross & Public Protection Industry Appreciation Night Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for exclusive after-hours access to all the Museum’s galleries, live music, happy hour drink specials, and a featured food truck. This month will feature a special tour of the new American Red Cross photography exhibit, Healing Hearts, Caring Hands, which highlights the work of local Red Cross volunteers who support
the communities and victims of the many disasters happening all over the country. Free for members, American Red Cross employees and volunteers, and public protection industry, $5.00 for future museum members. Friday, March 29 2:00pm-3:00pm Porch Talk at Gamble Place: The Early Conquistadors During the European ages of exploration, Florida was an important military outpost to protect the Spanish treasure fleets. Join Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias at Gamble Place in Port Orange for a look at the conquistadors who failed in their attempts to settle the peninsula. Space is limited, and advanced RSVP is required by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. Free for members, $5.00 for future members. Saturday, March 30 3:00pm-5:00pm Film Class: Film-Acting 201 – Creating a Character Join award-wining filmmaker, Gary Lester for a review of basic film-acting techniques, following up with practical application of established methods for creating a believable character, both for auditions as well as actual productions. Space for this class is limited. RSVP in advance by calling the Museum at 386255-0285. $15.00 for members, $20.00 for future
members. Saturday, March 30 3:00pm-5:00pm Afternoon with Florida’s Environment Lecture Series Florida’s waters have been receiving a lot of media coverage recently, and not in a great light. Algal blooms, development, and stormwater runoff have created devastating impacts to our shoreline and waterways. However, management efforts by government agencies, environmental organizations, local universities, and non-profits have created ways that will benefit local watersheds and shores. Join us in the Root Family Auditorium for an enlightening and diverse set of lectures that will review the state of Florida’s waters and management efforts. Free for members or with paid museum admission. 3:00pm: Dr. Maia McGuire – presenting on what is known (and not known) about plastics in the ocean, and information that has been learned about people’s willingness to change their behavior and reduce their production of plastic waste. 4:00pm: Clay Henderson, Executive Director of the Institution for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University will present on the water quality challenges facing estuaries, rivers, lakes, and springs in Volusia County.
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Succulents and Sangria
MARCH 12 | 5:30 TO 7:30PM AT THE CICI & HYATT BROWN MUSEUM OF ART A creative night with Lanipots of Ormond Beach and complimentary sangria from Tiki Sangria. - FULL DETAILS ON PAGE 24 -
Seating is limited. RSVP in advance online at MOAS.org or by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285. $35.00 for members, $40.00 for future members.
GUILD NEWS | BY DR. BEVERLY MCMURTRY GRISSOM, MOAS GUILD PRESIDENT
Good Things Come in Threes
William Kidd being presented with the award for Best in Show by Cheryl Cook at the 2018 Halifax Art Festival.
The Best in Show winning piece by William Kidd. Show by Cheryl Cook at the 2018 Halifax Art Festival.
Signature Events Close Out the 2018 Year for the MOAS Guild
onths and months of intense planning and organizing on the part of the Guild’s amazing, dedicated volunteers have culminated in another successful, gratifying, productive, and exhausting fall season of signature events: THREE of them! On October 26, Mike Armstrong and his team of loyal volunteers held our annual Children’s Museum Golf Classic at Plantation Bay. You will recall that this tournament was originally scheduled to be held in April, but intensive rains caused the postponement of the event. The rescheduled event was again rained out. (I am beginning to think that Mother Nature is NOT a golf fan!) All was not lost, however. While no golf was played, through the generosity of Club De Bonmont at Plantation Bay, each player was given a voucher for a free round of golf. Not one of the golfers asked the Guild for a refund of their entry fees. Most of them stayed for the other attendant activities—lunch, silent auction, etc. The only difference in the revenue generated was not earning the money for the sale of Mulligans to the players. A huge thanks is due to our volunteers, the golfers, our sponsors, patrons, and the golf club.
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The purchase award for the 2018 Halifax Art Festival went to Jeff Thamert, an award-winning Fine Art Landscape Photographer based out of Florida.
The very next weekend, many of those same tournament volunteers worked tirelessly for three days through set up, the two-day event itself, cleanup, and documentation wrap-up for our nationally celebrated Halifax Art Festival. The volunteers arrived at the crack of dawn each day. Pam Fieldus, who coordinated all contact with the artists, was on Beach Street at 5 am Saturday morning to check in artists who had not checked on Friday. Speaking of Friday, a serious storm with destructive high winds roared through Beach Street and severely damaged seven booths the artists had just finished setting up, and an additional 21 booths sustained varying degrees of damage. A rough start to be sure, but Saturday was a beautiful day with impressive crowds. Another rain shower on Sunday morning passed through, but afterwards the crowds of people came to see the wonderful art displays. From the looks of the packages being toted,
plenty of art was purchased. We had 265 artists. 170 of those were competitive fine artists. and 80 were non-competitive. 37 were from out of state, representing 20 different states, the farthest being California. We even had one artist here from Estonia. We had 71 new exhibitors this year. The Little Van Gogh tent, where children could create a painting, was a popular attraction each day. It was a joy to watch their approach to selfexpression through art. The NewsJournal Center housed the K-12 Student Art Show. The artwork on display there was diverse, impressive, and beautiful. A new feature this year was our partnership with the VA and the Veteran’s Art Coalition to also showcase their work. The artist surveys received so far repeatedly praised the quality of the show and our level of organization. The winner of Best in Show was a clay art piece created by William Kidd of Miami, Florida. He works
rich tones to the photo. Additionally, the artist hand applies sharp and vibrant colors that both protect and add depth and texture to the picture. The purchase award picture is on display at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.
with low-fire red earthenware clay which he finishes using oxide stains, underglazes, and his signature crawl glaze, all of which added to the unique rich textural, colorful surface. The purchase award went to Jeff Thamert of Titusville, Florida and his photograph of the 400-500-yearold Angel Oak Tree on John’s Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The large photograph is printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper to give
The Family Festival of Trees, headed by Kathy Wilson and Karrie Houlton, was again a huge success. Our “future Museum and Guild members” enjoyed icing cookies, listening as the Teddy Bear (the Museum’s own Zach Zacharias) and other elves read holiday stories, eating popcorn, visiting Santa, and creating holiday cards for their parents. Of course, the features of the Children’s Museum were enthusiastically enjoyed by our little munchkins! It was such fun for our Guild volunteers to offer wholesome family fun. Thanks to Kathy, Karrie, and all their elves for their tireless efforts, time, talents, and dedication. After three major
signature events in less than two months, these wonderful people can take a brief break, and then we are right back to work for the spring activities and planning for next year’s events: The annual Fashion Show on February 12, 2019, chaired by Eileen McDermott with fashions from Dillards; the Children’s Museum Golf Classic Tournament on April 26, 2019; and the Garden Party in May.
I have said many times that the dedication and quality of the volunteers who serve the Museum via the Guild are the reason I became involved in the organization. I salute each of them and consider it a real honor to work with them.
Mark Catesby, The Mangrove Grape-Tree, moth, 1743
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ZACH IN TIME | BY JAMES "ZACH" ZACHARIAS, SENIOR CURATOR OF EDUCATION AND CURATOR OF HISTORY
THE FIRST COAST:
Early Tourism in Northeast Florida
t was not until after the American Civil War that the term “tourist” entered the popular lexicon. A tourist is different from a traveler. The tourist is traveling for entertainment purposes, whereas a traveler is looking for something, like a job or even enlightenment. Today, the word tourist is synonymous with Florida, but the state has a long history of visitors and travelers coming for a variety of reasons. Some of our earliest tourists were artist-naturalists who came into Florida in search of scientific
knowledge and to document the native flora and fauna. Mark Catesby, William Bartram, and John James Audubon traveled to Florida for this reason, but at different times. In the early 18th century, Mark Catesby came from London and published a book titled, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. Twenty years in the making, it featured over 220 images and was sold by subscription. If you visit the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, one of Catesby’s hand-colored engravings is on display within the Seminoles and the Everglades exhibition. Titled, The Mangrove
Grape-Tree, moth (circa 1743), it is the oldest piece of artwork in the collection. About a hundred years later in 1831, John James Audubon came to Florida to document birds for his seminal work, The Birds of America, and discovered 52 types of bird species that were previously unknown to him. He spent time in St. Augustine, the St. John’s River, Key West, and Volusia County. He followed Florida’s coast and waterways by canoe, skiff, cutter, and schooner from St. Augustine down to the St. John’s River and
Louis Proper Senat, Ponce de Leon Hotel, 1896
hours on a bumpy stagecoach to the coastal city. In all it could take 10 to 12 days to travel to St. Augustine. In 1859 a primitive railroad train from Tocoi to St. Augustine eventually putting an end to the grueling stagecoach trip from Picolata in 1871. The inlet entrance at St. Augustine was so dangerous with constantly changing sandbars that most visitors did not arrive by ships into its harbor, but instead via the St. John’s River. St. Augustine maintained a reputation as a sanatorium until the outbreak of the Civil War. Tourism collapsed as the city was sympathetic to the Confederacy, and northern visitors were no longer welcome. After the war, some invalids returned to the ancient city but not in the same large numbers. After the Civil War, the Protestant Church began to change their view on the idea of a vacation. As the Puritan work ethic released its tight grip on American culture vacations were a compliment to work. In the middle of the Gilded Age it would take an industrialist’s honeymoon to change the fate of the city forever. Charles Christian Eisele, Moonlight on the Ocklawaha River, 1890
south to Key West. He complained that the mosquitoes followed him the whole way. He wrote, “…if you have not been in such a place, you cannot easily conceive the torments we endured.” Unfortunately, he did not have good things to say about the Florida territory, as it did not meet his expectations.
with the healing power of the warm sea breezes. Unfortunately, problems with accommodations plagued St. Augustine as most took up residences in private boarding houses. Most of these sickly tourists hailed from New York, and the arduous journey to St. Augustine must have been anguishing.
Throughout Florida’s history, promoters have advertised the state for different reasons. From the early territorial period (1821) to the outbreak of the Civil War, it was promoted as a place to stay during the winter season to improve one’s health. Tuberculosis, or what was commonly called “consumption,” was thought to be hereditary but also influenced by location. St. Augustine was promoted to a northern clientele with the idea that a change in latitude would help weakened lungs recover
Travel to St. Augustine was a nightmare in which a person had to take several different steamships to arrive at the ancient city. Leaving New York, one headed to Charleston on a steamship. Next, you had to transfer to another steamer to reach Savannah. From Savannah, you were transferred to yet another steamship destined for Jacksonville. Finally, a traveler took a steamboat from Jacksonville to a smaller landing at Picolata on the St. John’s River. From there, a tourist travelled three to four
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In 1883 Standard Oil Trust partner and robber baron, Henry Flagler honeymooned with his second wife, Ida Alice Shrouds, in Florida and fell in love with the quaint seaside city. Despite having no real experience running a railroad, he decided that he would begin a new career as railroad magnate and resort builder. Historians are still unclear as to his reasons for developing St. Augustine and Florida. Maybe he did this to escape from the large shadow of his business partner John D. Rockefeller and make his own mark on history? Whatever his reasons, Flagler knew one thing: to attract a wealthy clientele he would have to improve the infrastructure in St. Augustine and Northeast Florida. Flagler purchased a small railway – the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Halifax Railroad. He immediately converted it to a standard gauge. This railroad would serve Northeast Florida and was the first line in what would become the Florida East Coast
Railroad Company. It would bring passengers right into the city. In 1885 he began construction on his first grand hotel, the Ponce de Leon Hotel which would serve an elite wealthy northern clientele. The hotel cost 2.1 million dollars which was the equivalent to 600 million dollars today. It was one of the first commercially poured concrete buildings in the world. Thomas Edison personally supervised the installation of 29 miles of wire in a new system called the conduit. Louis Comfort Tiffany provided the interior décor and over 1,000 area rugs were purchased to finish out the fine details. The hotel opened January 10, 1888 to an upper-class elite clientele. There is a beautiful watercolor painting titled, Ponce de Leon Hotel, 1896 of the grand hotel by Louis Proper Senat in the collection within the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Senat painted all over the world and came to St. Augustine as a tourist. He was known for his topographical views of street scenes and marine paintings. He painted one of the earliest known views of the famous hotel the year it opened in 1888. The hotel dominates the painting showing the enormity of the structure in detail and bright colors. The hotel was a great success serving the likes of the Astor and Vanderbilt families, Mark Twain, and many other well-known wealthy industrialists. The Gilded Age arrived in Florida and with spectacular fashion. By 1886, seventy four steamboats were operating on the St. John’s River catering to tourists by taking them to Titusville, Rockledge, Eua Galle, Lake Dora, and the Brockhouse Hotel on Lake Monroe. Many of these steamboats were catering to a different type of northern tourist – the outdoor sportsman. Promoters and Victorian writers advertised Florida as a sportsman’s paradise. Daytona and Port Orange gained a national reputation as premier spots for fishing and hunting. Certainly, James Gamble of Proctor and Gamble fame knew this when he built his hunting lodge on
From Florida’s earliest days where it beckoned naturalists seeking new species, to patients seeking relief, to adventurers seeking sport, or simply those wanting to visit romantic St. Augustine, Florida was one of the first tourist destinations in North America. Spruce Creek. The famous Lakeside Inn Hotel on Lake Dora in the small hamlet of Mount Dora served as a sportsmen’s paradise where the bass were overwhelmingly plentiful. A journey to Northeast Florida was not complete without an exotic excursion on the Ocklawaha River. This famous river took the traveler on a two-day trip to the most famous tourist destination in Florida – Silver Springs. Adventurers left from Palatka on funny-looking steamships that were specifically built for travel on the Ocklawaha River. They were crude, slender, and short, allowing for cruising on the crooked famous tributary of the St. John’s River. These vessels had no windows and a recessed stern paddle wheel. Sometimes alligators would get caught in the paddle wheel box and the ship would have to stop to remove the beast. The saloon was always popular where alcohol was served aplenty. Upon arrival, at Silver Springs, a glass bottom dugout canoe allowed visitors to view a wondrous underwater world. Many famous tourists took the journey on the Ocklawaha River to Silver Springs like Mary Lincoln Todd, Thomas Edison, Ulysses S. Grant, and many others. The famous Harriet Beecher Stowe who moved to Mandarin on the St. John’s after the Civil War was terrified of the little steamboats to Silver Springs. She visited Palatka and observed how beat up, scratched, and damaged the ships looked and refused to travel on them. Eventually she mustered up enough nerve and wrote in her glowing prose that there was no equivalent in the
world than a trip up the Ocklawaha River. Stowe brought great attention to the river on a national scale. On display at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is a work by a magnificent painter, Charles Christian Eisele that showcases the Ocklawaha River trip at night titled, Moonlight on the Ocklawaha River, 1890. It depicts a small river steamship making a turn on the river under a moonlit night. Eisele captures the trip at night portraying it as a mysterious, mystical journey through a primeval land. The painting is dark but lit by a full moon that provides enough guidance for the little steamer. Eisele shows the riverboat aglow as a fire in a round metal bowl provides light for the passengers and helps guide the pilot’s navigation. The painting has a romantic, almost gothic feel to it. It was after dark that passengers were most excited about, as that is when the river came alive with alligators and strange noises from all types of critters of the night. Florida has always had a diverse and evolving tourist industry. Floridians have tried to woo tourists into coming here for economic gain. From Florida’s earliest days where it beckoned naturalists seeking new species, to patients seeking relief, to adventurers seeking sport, or simply those wanting to visit romantic St. Augustine, Florida was one of the first tourist destinations in North America. Tourism is a powerful force that has shaped the history of the state and continues to this day as Florida continues to act as America’s playground.
Ekphrastic Poetry from
Collin Schockmel, 1987-2007
From Richwood, Texas | Army, Specialist Infantryman Ramadi, Iraq 10/06-1/07
God is in the Details By Lucinda Sloan
In conjunction with 100 Faces of War, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, with local funding for this program provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a series of Ekphrastic Poetry sessions were held by Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey. Ekphastic poetry is poetry written in response to another work of art. 100 Faces of War was on display at the Museum of Arts & Sciences from September 1 through November 25, 2018. Shared here are a sampling of the final poetry pieces from some of the session participants. Note: This exhibition of powerful images and testimonials struck many visitors to their core. This is reflected in the strong language and images reflected in these poems.
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We look at a face Seeing race, gender, age But God is in the details We best look carefully See the better angel. The head shorn As a lamb, a sacrifice A boot camp photo sent home Your mother had always resisted cutting Your long hair grown to perfection The hair she and the girls tousled. Your eyes less hidden now Shine bright and clear. Your high rosy cheeks That as a baby your mother pinched and kissed. Your sly secret-hidden smile that seduces. Your skin unblemished The color of burnt butter. A flag on your arm No medal or bars yet. Your face happy and eager. The Big Game ahead. Not football War. An openness that is so American. Serene and unaware. You are a star Shinning, and illuminating the sky. And I must weep to wonder. Kindness does watch for me. A Gold Star Rewarded and received Deserved but unwanted.
After the War -- Father Tim by Carol Gorski Buckels
In his portrait, Father Tim looks you up and down, still standing in a way Though he sits in a chair of metal, held upright By a neck and back brace of cool, grey metal. His eyeglasses are askew, one glass over his permanently shut and Empty squinted eye. His right eye is full open, blue. His striped yellow and grey knit shirt hangs slightly loose on his frame. It has two brown buttons closed, one open. The pocket is slightly open, Containing nothing. A tagged, designer shirt. The artist missed no detail.
Father Henry Tim Vakoc A.K.A. Father Tim | Priest From Minneapolis, Minnesota Army, Major Chaplain Iraq 11/03-5/04
Around his neck, a gauzy bandage lends a jaunty air. His left arm is crooked. In another time and place, he could be holding a cigarette and laughing. Here, he holds a wooden rosary with a wooden cross; Jesus sacrificed Above the tip of his index and middle fingers. On his left little finger, a wide ring with an infinity symbol, or is it a chalice or fish? That finger clutches the beads, two long beads pressed close, side-by-side, touching at the top-- no space between, then opening away from each other at the base to begin the flow down the length of his arm, not touching him, held aloft, elbow on chair arm. His middle finger with the index finger push the cross upward toward his thumb. He wants us to see the cross, the suffering, the Savior. His left ear lays flat against the side of his face, too flat. His right ear curves out and around, holding the thick black glasses Through which he sees and does not see. He is balding, high forehead, sparse hair. He has a slight growth of beard. His mouth turns down slightly, The left side trending downward like his eye, Like the whole left side of his face. He isn't smiling. Perhaps his mouth no longer will. But he can lift his arm, hold the rosary aloft above the white hospital band Three inches below his left wrist. Is living enough of an answered prayer? He killed no man--that part of his soul is safe. His was never a battle for bodies as he patiently bears the neck and back Brace and Jesus and All our sins.
Ekphrastic Poetry from
In recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center From Reading, Pennsylvania Army, Staff Sergeant Airborne Infantry Iraq, 5/03-1/04, 9/06-12/06
by Debby Hughes baby blue eyes looking shy and kind perhaps longing to have the sacrifice affirmed a soft raspy drawl echoes somewhere beyond this time do you feel yourself lucky fourth of july baby is that why you wear a three leaf clover as a beacon on your forehead the scarf rides low, covering eyebrows, dark wrap around shades find purchase there, ready to be lowered when this agonizing time to be vulnerable is over the artist chose cerulean for those eyes good choice and the number 7 on that faded grey t-shirt centered over what must be a larger than life heart another talisman to prove your standing amidst duty, honor, country valor personified a hero still here yet baby blue eyes…feeling love of country the country whose service isn’t free at all two tours of duty two legs given tit for tat you present us with a tattooed tableau of your life as indecipherable as you seem to be right arm intact, supporting the left I see you standing on two strong legs akimbo beneath those crossed arms, mr. clean clean up the mess of what is left behind when the blast is over improvised explosive device detonated dust settles amidst blood and body parts and assaulted ear drums it’s romantic to imagine seeing wholeness rather than the reality of two stumps awaiting prosthetics baby blue eyes…touching another distant soul heart to heart longing for a day when war will not conjure up idyll romantic notions of legs doing the fox trot, tango, two-step if you were my son… I would learn to be Proud
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Ode for Amy Donahue By M.B. McLatchey
Roll call. You know the drill. And even now you paint more than the painter can the story we should know. Clear eyed, salon-styled hair, civilian clothes. An aura around you like some after-glow of a time, a record, a narrative, a myth, a place that for your sake – or for our sakes – you’d rather not be told. In your denim jacket, trim black leotard below, you could be any woman; you could be all the women we have known. Around your neck, not tags, but a pendant in the shape of the state of Texas – home like a tarnished puzzle piece. Apparel and accessories you picked for this, for the portraitist, as if to signal in familiar code: a new self has been birthed – or perhaps it is just costume for a pose. In Homer’s Odyssey, Athena was the epic’s champion pretender; master of disguise, an Ithacan among the Ithacans. Better this way to shepherd home the troops, to arbitrate the terms for a man reentering and more
From Fort Worth, Texas Army, Specialist-Paralegal Tikrit, Iraq 7/07-7/08 Baghdad, Iraq 3/10-2/11 Bagram, Afghanistan 2/11-5/12
alone than he has ever been in his own home – a soul-sick Odysseus. What did Athena know that made her call a truce, even absolve Odysseus for murdering his maids? What did she whisper in our epic hero’s ear – hero more comfortable in a beggar’s clothes – that buoyed him, returned him to his wife and son and dog? Here in disguise, another Ithacan, you must have made the same pact with the gods: Ithaca lives, but only so long as beggars in disguise can make the laws.
Active Duty From Windsor, New York Army, Sergeant Cavalry Scout, Bradley Gunner Baghdad, Iraq 12/05-09/06
This We’ll Defend For Rick Yarosh By Vicki Lorio
Raw hamburger meat— your face Upper lip gone, A fish on a hook Broad-chested in a US Army TYou will defend Fingers missing One leg gone Melted ear lobes, Skin, dripping like candle wax The Humvee forever exploding Proud Army You will defend us, the namby-pamby chicken shits You are ready to heed the call Army proud Holes, no nostrils American heart Pumped and ready this, we will defend
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OVER AND OUT | BY SETH MAYO, CURATOR OF ASTRONOMY
2019 will usher in a new celebration of science fiction in the MOAS Planetarium. We are excited to bring a series of influential sci-fi motion pictures to our dome, taking advantage of the unique and intimate layout of the Planetarium facility. The Planetarium will not only allow us to project and display the movies in a novel way, we will also take an opportunity to use our digital universe to hold a Q&A about the realities and the more fictional portrayals of the science behind the movies, and to provide a general discussion of the big ideas found in the stories. Although Hollywood has produced some amazing movies with heavy science themes, there are many common misconceptions and assumptions, about physics and astronomy most specifically, that have wound up making the cut on the big screen. Here are some common space movie tropes and the science reality behind them.
Sound and fire in space The issue of sound and fire in space is a good one to tackle first since it is a favorite effect in big production sci-fi space movies. Apparently, in galaxies far, far away, like in the ever-iconic Star Wars universe, massive ka-booms and fiery explosions are as ubiquitous as lightsabers and the "force.â€? This is understandable since loud and flashy things that explode make for exciting movie-going experiences. In reality, the vacuum of space is essentially that, a vacuum mostly devoid of particles of stuff. For sound energy to travel to one's ear, the molecules found in air, or a liquid, or a solid (travels easiest through this) will bounce off one another as a pressure wave moves through them, transporting the sound that eventually may vibrate organs in the receiving ear.
This space-vacuum is also a problem for fire and sparks as well since you need some type of oxidant to burn. This can be demonstrated if you put a glass cup over a lit candle. The small flame burns out the remaining oxygen in the air which develops a slight vacuum, and the flame extinguishes quickly. Imagine this on a larger scale in space, however the vacuum is always there. Explosions can happen in space, throwing out material in all directions including light, but the big ka-boom and torrential fires that follow would be non-existent. To be fair, movies like Interstellar, The Martian, and even some scenes in the new Star Wars films have approached this topic with accuracy, going for the quiet, fireless explosions, that can still provide the same dramatic effect as their louder counterparts.
The fiery, soundridden explosion of the Death Star from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Sound and fire would not be present in the vacuum of space. Image credit:
Twentieth Century Fox
A highly accurate portrayal of a theoretical wormhole, or Einstein-Rosen bridge, in the 2014 movie, Interstellar. If it was possible to harness an unfathomable amount of energy to create one, a wormhole would allow shorter travel times through space. Image credit: Paramount Pictures/ Warner Bros
Faster-than-light travel If you have heard the lines "warp speed” from Captain Kirk in the original movie series, Star Trek, or "engage,” from Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, or even "punch it,” by the infamous Han Solo in Star Wars, then you most likely know what "warp" is in the sci-fi universe of space travel. For these fictional characters to traverse the extraordinary distances found in space, they need ways of overcoming the cosmic speed limit: the speed of light. And as you probably already know, light is pretty fast. The speed of light is about 300,000,000 meters per second, or 670,000,000 miles per hour. That is fast enough to travel from the Sun to Earth in about 8.3 minutes, and closer to home, a beam of light could travel around Earth 7.5 times every second. That sounds fast - and it is - but when you want to travel through interstellar space, even the speed of light becomes inadequate. If you could travel at light speed (a huge problem anyway since your mass would become infinite), the nearest star system, Alpha-Centauri, at 4.3 light-years away, would take just that - about 4.3 years. As of now, the fastest spacecraft ever sent into space - the recent 40 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
Parker Solar Probe - at about 432,000 miles per hour (0.06% the speed of light) at its fastest, would take about 6,700 years to get to Alpha-Centauri going in a straightline distance. That is a problem in the movies, where the stories need to take the characters from place to place far from each other without worrying about the time it would take to get there. Enter warp travel: the fictional method of getting around in science fiction without worrying about light speed. Star Trek has provided a pretty interesting explanation for warp speed travel. In the Trekkie universe, the giant starships can bend space around them - whereby the
space is moving faster-than-light, but not the ship within the space itself. In some form this is theoretically possible since the universe technically is expanding faster than light, but light within the universe is still constrained to the mundane 670 million mph limit. To bend space around a spacecraft, this would take an unfathomable, pretty much unattainable amount of energy. That is why they use fictional materials, called dilithium crystals, in their warp drives to power such an endeavor. Another method of moving past light speed in the movies is by entering a wormhole. The idea is that you warp space and time so much, that you essentially fold it on itself, allowing the space traveler to create shortcuts through the universe and drastically shortening the travel time between two points. Again, this is theoretically possible, and in physics, this phenomenon has a more technical name: Einstein-Rosen bridge. As a movie already mentioned with its scientific accuracy, Interstellar seems to get this mostly right. The characters in this Christopher Nolan film use an Einstein-Rosen bridge, or wormhole, that mysteriously shows up near Saturn to travel to another star system with potential habitable planets. This scene was shot with very accurate computational models to depict what it would be like to enter a wormhole. Some of the models were even published in a real scientific journal for their accuracy. It also helps that Interstellar had a world-renowned physicist, Kip Thorne, as a science advisor. Just like warp drive in Star Trek, a wormhole would need a gargantuan amount of energy. So much energy in fact that it would possibly need some exotic form of it called negative energy (not enough room on this page or possibly the whole magazine to explain this). So, in summary, faster-than-light speed travel is theoretically possible if you drastically alter the fabric of space-time,
Han Solo and Chewbacca entering hyperspace in Star Wars. In the real universe, it is not possible to travel past the speed of light. Image credit: Twentieth Century Fox
but pretty much unattainable at this point because of the mind-boggling energy requirements.
Commander Frank Poole taking advantage of artificial gravity in the fictional spinning spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The perpendicular force on a moving mass, or Coriolis effect, that exists in spinning objects would most likely topple over the character as he runs around the rotating structure in real life. Image credit:
Our real-life universe is mostly out of reach at the moment.
artificial gravity Pretty much every movie about space must grapple with gravity, or lack thereof, in some form or another. Most people have seen a video or two of an astronaut floating around the Space Shuttle, a scientist gliding through the International Space Station, or an Apollo astronaut bouncing merrily on the surface of the moon.
The spinning rides commonly found at carnivals take advantage of centrifugal forces to push the riders against their seats, simulating an increase in gravity. This same idea applies to the idea of using rotating spacecraft to produce artificial gravity. Image credit: WillMcC
Many films just avoid the issue of a lack of gravity altogether and just have all their ships somehow create it automatically in some fashion (looking at you Star Wars). In others, the pilot of the ship may flip some random switch connected to a special device that just turns on gravity suddenly. And some films seem to try to create realistic means of gravity by spinning some type of cylindrical shaped compartment. This is a tough one for movies since having to film realistic weightless environments is very challenging and expensive to pull off well. The 2013 movie, Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, does a pretty spectacular job of simulating this weightlessness. They probably should have if the word gravity is in the actual name of the movie (Sandra Bullockâ€™s nonfloating hair was a little issue). All mass in the universe has gravity. Even our bodies have a little bit, but it is infinitesimally minute and not noticeable on most measurable scales. Clump enough matter together into moons, planets, stars, or galaxies, and you have enough to exert a noticeable amount. Starships, even the absolute largest in sci-fi (unless planet sized), do not have enough mass to exert an appreciable amount of gravity. So far, we do not have any special machine that can miraculously create gravity fields. Maybe someday when the discovery of the highly theoretical graviton takes place in physics might we be able to do this, but that is pretty farfetched. As mentioned before, some movies and even sci-fi television shows have figured this out by using a centrifuge, or a large rotating device. Think of one of those slightly untrustworthy tilt-a-whirls at your favorite carnival or fair, and you can get an idea on how a spinning device can
produce an outward motion, utilizing centrifugal forces. The iconic 1960s movie by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey was one of the first major films to portray a means of artificial gravity in a fairly accurate way. As one of the most famous scenes in cinema, not just in space sci-fi, commander Frank Poole as played by Gary Lockwood, is seen quietly jogging around upright in a circular rotating module. An amazing blend of movie cinematography and science coming to life, the scene shows the possibility of using the outward rotating motion of the craft to create the conditions similar to Earth's gravity. The major hitch with the design of this module in 2001 is its size, even though it seems to be rather large. Most likely, the character Poole would be toppling over as he ran due to the Coriolis effect - a force felt perpendicular to the rotating direction. His top half would always want to fall forward due to this effect and he would most likely be stumbling over himself the entire time. To develop enough artificial gravity, the spacecraft in the movie must spin pretty fast due to its relatively small size, amplifying the Coriolis problem. Earth has a Coriolis effect as well, but due to the sheer size of Earth relative to a person and its spin rate, this force is barely noticed. Although, this effect can
be seen in winds and clouds, attributing to the differing rotations of storms between the northern and southern hemispheres (sorry, this does not apply to toilet water spin direction). In order to minimize the Coriolis effect in spacecraft, you would have to enlarge them to extraordinary size and diameter, allowing a slower rotation to get the same simulated gravitational tug needed. This means a negligible Coriolis effect. This also means that depending on the design of the spacecraft, you may have to build a structure many miles long and with ultra-sturdy materials that may or may not exist in real life. From an engineering standpoint, this becomes increasingly difficult and unrealistic, but not totally out of the realm of possibility in the far distant future.
surprise asteroids If many movies of the sci-fi genre are dealing with grand space battles, evil alien overlords, or long scientific voyages through the universe, there are an equal number of space disaster films involving Earth as well. This can be seen with the barrage of planet destroying asteroid films that have popped up over the years - Armageddon, Deep Impact, and Meteor, to name a few.
One very innovative approach would be to send a hefty spacecraft to the object in question, and carefully position it extremely close to the space rock. Taking advantage of the tiniest amount of gravity that the spacecraft exerts on the asteroid, the spacecraft could thrust itself ever so gently in a certain direction that would slowly drift the object away from its destructive orbital path over a couple of years.
A very stylized and fictional portrayal of an asteroid plummeting toward Earth in the 1998 film, Armageddon. Extinction-level asteroids do exist in our solar system, but the largest ones would most likely be seen a good number of years before impact.
This way we donâ€™t have to sacrifice Bruce Willis (apologies for the 20-year-old Armageddon spoiler) to save planet Earth.
Image credit: Touchstone Pictures
An artist's depiction of a proposed gravity tractor - a spacecraft that could potentially use its own gravity to slightly pull on an Earth-threatening asteroid into a safer trajectory.
Sci-fi movies in the Planetarium These are just some of the science related issues you find in space movies through Hollywood history. Even when ideas seem far-fetched and totally unrealistic, the explanation that can take place can serve as an interesting way of discussing how our universe works.
Image credit: B612
We hope to create these types of enthralling discussions in the Planetarium this year with the first two movies on our sci-fi film schedule. With many of these big-budget, mega CGI infused movies, they seem to deal with asteroids that come out of nowhere that are about to unleash impending doom on planet Earth. Unless some heroic lastminute mission can save the day. Now it is true that Earth is constantly bombarded by space rocks. Each day, many tons of tiny meteors are entering Earthâ€™s atmosphere. If you go a little bigger into the hundreds to low thousands of feet in diameter-sized asteroids with potential to destroy a small area or even city, than on average, Earth gets hit every thousand to tens of thousands of years or so with that class of space rock. For the global devastating type asteroids or comets, a half a mile and larger in size they bombard Earth every hundreds of thousands to millions of years on average. For reference, the asteroid that brought an end to the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago forming the Chicxulub crater beneath the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico was anywhere from 6 to 9 miles in diameter. Through natural historical record, the planet-destroying type of asteroid on a collision course with Earth does not come around all too often. And if one did, it is most certain that we would have more than just weeks or months to detect a potential threat and determine a way to protect ourselves. 42 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
Fortunately, NASA has created the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) that helps coordinate and track the potentially hazardous objects that are considered near Earth. There is about a handful of planetdestroying class of asteroids nearby that could pose a threat some point in the future that are being tracked. As of now, none are of too much concern, although just the slightest nudge could set any number of them on a trajectory that could spell trouble for our fragile planet. If this were the case, and certainly not out of the realm of possibility, then most likely we would have years, and probably decades to prepare. This probably would not mean we would be sending a ragtag team of oil drillers to fly to an asteroid and implant a nuclear explosive device (Armageddon), or a team of trained astronauts on a secret mission to a dangerous comet for explosive delivery as well (Deep Impact). The reality for impact defense would be a bit less dramatic, and most likely uncrewed. One method would be to send a spacecraft to impact the hazardous asteroid, hopefully pushing it into a very slightly new orbit. This would not have to be a huge push since small adjustments early on would mean big differences later when the object is closer to Earth.
The first will be the showing of 2001: A Space Odyssey on January 25, 2019. Presented in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio in stunning 4K on the dome, we are starting this exciting new program off with one of the most highly regarded space movies of all time, even 50 years after its original release date. Following the showing of the movie in the unique dome setting, we plan on holding a Q & A about the science and topics of the movie, utilizing our sophisticated universe software. An encore will take place on January 26, 2019. Our second showing will be a much newer film, firmly placed in the annals of sci-fi movie greatness, is that of Interstellar on March 1, 2019. As one of the few remaining movies filmed partly on IMAX 70mm, this beautifully shot space adventure will also be played in rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio in 4K across the Planetarium dome. After the conclusion of Interstellar, we will also have time for discussion on the scientific subjects found throughout the story. An encore will also follow on March 2, 2019 (check the calendar for more details on these events).
Come join us for a wonderful sci-fi movie experience in the Planetarium. We promise to bring the popcorn and the science.
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