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Arts & Sciences Magazine Winter 2013 Edition - Official magazine of Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) in Daytona Beach, FL

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  • 16vol. 33 no. 3

    Letter from the Executive Director

    Volunteer News

    2013 Annual Dinner

    Zach in Time By james "zach" zachariasFlorida's French Connection

    The Family of Napoleon Bonaparte

    Giving News By jessi jackson smithDouble the Impact of Your Next Donation

    MOAS Guild News By joan horneff

    Winter Programming Calendar

    Over & Out By seth mayoBeginning to See the (star)Light

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    For the latest MOAS news and information, connect with us at Facebook.com/moasdaytona

    IN ThIS ISSuE

    Meet the Parents......brothers, sisters, wives and extended family of French military leader and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, in this feature devoted to exploring his family history. Then, join us at MOAS to

    discover more at "Napoleon: Empire and Heritage" on exhibit through February 2014.

  • MOAS STAFF Letter from the eXecUtiVe Director

    4 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

    Dear frienDs,The beginning of 2014 finds the Museum in the midst of an exciting period of expansion, reconstruction and revitalization. With each visit, youll notice the evolution of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of

    Art, the Root Family train car enclosure and the new Planetarium siteand soon, the rest of the West Wing.This past fall, the ceremonial last beam was placed atop the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. The outside structural work continues and soon, the internal construction will be the main focus. In the coming months, we will welcome further pieces from the Browns collection for display in our lobby. The selections focus on the history of St. Augustine and will be the second in our series of preview exhibits for the new Museum. In addition to work on the train enclosure, the careful and conscientious process of refurbishing the Root Family train cars themselves will begin shortly. This process will ensure the preservation of these popular and important pieces of the Museums collection, as will the newly enclosed, climate controlled space. The new train enclosure will also allow the Root Familys sizeable railroad collection to be exhibited alongside the railcars. Its always great fun to celebrate the railroads rich history in fact, when I arrived, it was a nice surprise to find the Great Northern Railway sign which is from a railroad that ran through my hometown in England.The construction of the new Planetarium is the initial part of the West Wing rebuild, which will start in full this coming spring. The Museum is working painstakingly to ensure our visitors and members have

    access to much of the West Wing features during this reconstruction process. Planetarium shows will continue and will be held in the auditorium in the Root Family Museum. Artwork will be temporarily re-located in the North Wings Ford Gallery during this time. We are looking forward to exhibiting and highlighting pieces from each of the galleries and hope you will enjoy seeing some of your favorites in a different light.The Annual Dinner and Meeting saw the Museums new Board of Trustees installed. These dedicated volunteers continue to drive the Museum forward into a bright, innovative and modern future for both the Museum itself and the arts in our community. Their hard work is greatly appreciated and I am looking forward to the coming months and years as the Museum of Arts & Sciences continues our growth as the cultural center of the region.Even with all the future excitement, we are focused on delivering special exhibits and programming for you to enjoy now. Through February, two exhibitions including works from the MOAS Collection are highlighted in the North Wing. Great Impressions: The Intaglio Process features etching, wood and metal engraving, aquatints and lithography. Artists include Rembrandt, Piranesi, Audubon, Renoir and Dali. In addition, many pieces from the Museums comprehensive Napoleonic collection feature in Napoleon: Empire and Heritage. There is a great deal of energy around the Museum and the greater Daytona Beach area, and we are so appreciative of all the support weve received from our members and guests, as well as our community and its leaders. We thank all of you for your continued support as the Museum makes great strides to serve as the cultural heart of a community which is thriving. We look forward to sharing the Museums growth and successes with each of you and as always, we look forward to seeing you around the Museum during this New Year.

    4 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

    Executive DirectorANDREW SANDALL

    Administration StaffRENE BELL ADAMS, Director of Communications

    SHERMAN COLEMAN, Director of FinanceERIC GOIRE, Director of Operations

    JESSI JACKSON SMITH, Director of Grants and DevelopmentBRANDY MAHLER, Development Assistant

    ISRAEL TAYLOR, Physical Plant AssistantPATRICIA NIKOLLA, Guest Relations Manager

    JENNIFER GILL, Visitor ServicesDAN MAYNARD, Facilities Assistant

    ROBERT WOHLRAB, Security and Visitor ServicesTYLER K. ADAIR, Security

    LEE ASHTON, SecurityROGER BOWERS, SecurityBILL CHRISTIAN, SecurityCODY ROGERS, Security

    ROY SHAFFER, JR., Coordinator - Dow Museum of Historic Houses

    Curatorial StaffCYNTHIA DuVAL,

    Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art

    J. ZACH ZACHARIAS, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History

    SETH MAYO, Curator of AstronomyLuIS ZENGOTITA, Science and Education Associate

    ERIC MAuK, Collections Manager and RegistrarBONNIE JONES, Conservator - PaintingsED VAN HOOSE, Conservator - Furniture

    Executive Director EmeritusGARY R. LIBBY

    EditorRENE BELL ADAMS

    Contributing WritersRENE BELL ADAMS

    CYNTHIA DuVALJOAN HORNEFF

    JESSI JACKSON SMITHBRANDY MAHLER

    SETH MAYOJ. ZACH ZACHARIAS

    Art DirectorNIKKI MASTANDO, MASTANDO MEDIA

    ANDREW SANDALL

    MOAS ExEcutivE DirEctOr, AnDrEw SAnDAll, with hyAtt AnD cici BrOwn, SignS thE lASt ExtEriOr BEAM Of thE cici AnD hyAtt BrOwn MuSEuM Of Art.

  • ABOUT THE MUSEUM BoarD of trUstees anD sPonsors

    Arts & Sciences is published quarterly by the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114, telephone 386.255.0285, web site

    www.moas.org. Income from contributors helps offset a portion of the expense involved in the production of this publication.

    ADVERTISING INQUIRIESAll inquiries regarding advertising should be directed to the MOAS Communications

    Department at 386.255.0285, ext. 320.

    2014 BoarD of trUsteesCarol Lively Platig, President

    Jill Warren, Vice President Amy Workowski, Second Vice President

    Melinda Dawson, SecretaryChris Lydecker, Treasurer

    Thomas Zane, Trustee LiaisonCici Brown, Past President

    Bridget Bergens Liz Chanfrau

    Thurman Gillespy, Jr., MDLinda M. HallThomas HartJanet Jacobs

    J. Lester KaneyJanice Allen-Kelsey, PhD

    Kim A. Klancke, MDCarl W. Lentz III, MDEvelyn Lynn, EdD

    Eileen McDermottBill McMunn

    Ellen OShaughnessyCory Walker

    Linda WilliamsBarbara Young

    Allison Morris Zacharias

    honorary trUsteesMiriam Blickman

    Anderson Bouchelle (Deceased)J. Hyatt Brown

    Alys Clancy (Deceased)Tippen Davidson (Deceased)

    Susan FeiblemanHerbert Kerman (Deceased)Chapman Root (Deceased)Jan Thompson (Deceased)

    REPRESENTATIVESJoan Horneff,

    President of the Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences

    ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE 5

    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, Cuban Fine and Folk Art Museum, a 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 and the Dow Museum of Historic Houses in St. Augustine. The Museum also houses the Charles and Linda Williams Childrens Museum.

    The Museum of Arts and Sciences is recognized by the State of Florida as a major 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 and Sciences, the Junior League of Daytona Beach, Target, Elfun Community Fund, and the uCF Educational Partnership.

    MuSEuM HOuRS:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays

    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, 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 D