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New Museum for Florida Art Rising

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In 2015 the private art collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown will have a public home for all to enjoy. The Museum of Arts & Sciences, will own and run the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, which recently broke ground on a 5-acre clearing framed by a thick patch of woods off Nova Road in Daytona.

“At night this will be a beacon with light glowing out of hidden windows in the lattice,” Andrew Sandall said recently as he toured the site on the north end of his property. “There will be a ceremonial staircase rising up to the mezzanine.”

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The architect for this project is the Orlando firm RLF Inc. A few years ago they finished the new wing of the Morse Museum in Winter Park. The museum will salute the Florida cracker architectural style and include a 50-foot peak in the main gallery, as well as meticulous landscaping around the building and retention ponds that will be dominated by plants indigenous to Florida.

To read the article in the Daytona Beach News Journal, which includes some of the paintings in the collection click on this link:


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