Located in a 90-acre natural setting, MOAS has over 30,000 items in its permanent collection including American, Cuban, African, English, Chinese, Continental and Pre-Colombian art, decorative art and paper. In addition, the holdings include fossils, crystals, gems and minerals; an Americana collection, remnants of Florida History, Spanish colonial items and photographs.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences includes the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and the Gallery of Decorative Arts, the Cuban Foundation Museum, showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States.
Plus, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcases the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, telling the history of Florida through works of art. The Brown collection consists of over 2,600 paintings with Florida-themed oil and watercolor paintings dating back to the early 1800's. The size and scope of the collection lends itself to illustrating the many stories that can be told about the geography and natural history of Florida.
19th century illustrations of a "remote" land that few Northerner would ever visit
30+ paintings featuring popular scenes of Florida's tourist attractions
15 non-traditional 21st century published versions of the illustrated poem
International artworks re-envision the lives of iconic superheroes
Visual characteristics of a people and their land
Artists capture Florida weather conditions
A visual history of Volusia County
Imagines future travel destinations to exotic locations in space
Everyday objects that helped define upper class and working-class lives