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Hyatt Brown Museum of Art Groundbreaking

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) held the official groundbreaking of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art on April 15, 2013. The event was attended by invited guests including Volusia County officials, Museum Trustees and staff from BOMAR Construction and architecture firm RLF as well as Museum staff and media.

Hyatt Brown Museum of Art rendering
Hyatt Brown Museum of Art rendering

Following speeches by Museum of Arts & Sciences Executive Director, Andrew Sandall; Cici and Hyatt Brown; and former Daytona Beach Mayor, Glenn Ritchey, the crowd of guests was ushered the short distance from the MOAS main entrance to the site of the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, on the MOAS property along Nova Road, for the official event. Wielding golden shovels and donning hard hats with the MOAS logo, the group officially launched the construction project which has garnered much attention since ground clearing began at the site in January.

The innovative Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will be the new 26,000 square foot home for the Brown’s extensive collection of more than 2,600 Florida oil and watercolor paintings to be donated to MOAS over the next several years. In addition to a large, permanent gallery including a mezzanine, which will showcase the collections’ signature pieces, the new Museum will include six smaller, changing galleries, ranging from 900 to 2,000 square feet, conference and education rooms, a café with outdoor seating and a gift shop. Conference rooms and meeting and event spaces will be available to the public on a rental basis. The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is currently slated to open in 2015.

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