Southeast Museum of Photography


Tuesday, October 23 - Sunday, October 28


New Exhibition - Lyonia Gallery


Eric Breitenbach


October 23, 2012 - March 17, 2013


"In the beginning was nature." - Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae


The exhibition Apprehending Nature/Nature Apprehending is comprised of two bodies of work by Florida photographer Eric Breitenbach, both dealing with aspects of the natural environment.


This exhibition is located at the Lyonia Environmental Center Gallery in Deltona, FL.


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Exhibition Film Series

Exhibition Film SeriesA GIRL AND HER ROOM

Wednesday afternoon matinees continue with our exhibition film series: A Girl and Her Room. Inspired by the exhibition and book of the same name, these dramas, comedies and satirical masterpieces draw us into the confusing, beguiling and compelling world of the modern adolescent.


Wednesday, October 24


Pieces of April

Taken from a 1972 hit song by Three Dog Night, Pieces of April is an independent comedy-drama about April Burns (Katie Holmes), who struggles to cook Thanksgiving dinner in her dingy, cramped New York apartment for her estranged family. Patricia Clarkson won many awards for Best Supporting Actress in her role as April's cancer-ridden mother.

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Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a MovieIT'S OK TO LAUGH

This interdisciplinary feature film series presents titles that explore humor and satire in recent cinema. Join Daytona State College faculty members and film specialists for background information, discussion and audience Q & A.


Wednesday, October 24


Life of Brian (R)

A satirical comedy about Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah. Controversial at the time of its release and banned in parts of the U.K., Norway and Ireland, it was a box-office success, and considered to be one of the funniest films of all time.



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Movie Matinee


This continuing series will showcase the cinema masterworks of some of the most thoughtful and influential directors in recent decades. Both Stanley Kubrick (UK/USA) and Terence Malick (USA) figure amongst cinema's most unique stylists and each has produced milestone works in twentieth century film culture. Kubrick's work ranges from early masterpieces like Spartacus to rarely seen iconic titles like A Clockwork Orange and the classic war film Paths of Glory. Malick's recent blockbuster The Tree of Life has piqued interest in his earlier visionary works.


Thursday, October 25


2001: A Space Odyssey

A science fiction film that traces prehistoric humans and a mysterious black monolith to two astronauts on a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer, "HAL 9000" that has taken full control over their spaceship. Known for its scientific accuracy, pioneering special effects, surrealistic imagery, and minimal use of dialogue, the film was awarded the No. 1 greatest film ever made by The Moving Arts Film Journal in 2010.


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Cinema Essentials


This is the first in a continuing series of sustained explorations of the masterworks of modern cinema. Delving deep into the entire vision of some of cinema's greatest directors, the series starts with the essential masterpieces of Sweden's Ingmar Bergman. From his early, lyrical character studies to the dramatic sweep of his penetrating epics, Bergman's vision and style remains unmistakable and fresh today.


Friday, October 26


Scenes from a Marriage

Utilizing a hyper-realistic cinematic style with extreme close-ups, and strings of rapid, articulate monologues, this film was originally created as a six-part series for television. Scenes from a Marriage presents a close-up examination of a relationship as it slowly falls apart, and investigates the toll it takes on both parties.



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Art for Art's Sake

Art for Art's SakeMODERNISM

The path of artistic modernism is traced in the lives and works of some of the most influential modern artists. Starting in the late 19th Century the film series travels through crucial formative periods in Paris and New York and into the late 20th Century.


Friday, October 26


Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

One of the great abstract painters of the 20th century, Mitchell was part of New York's dynamic Abstract Expressionist scene along with fellow painters Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston, as well as poets Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler and John Ashbery. This elegant documentary is a powerful and intimate portrait that captures Mitchell's independent spirit and testifies eloquently to her art.


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Current Exhibitions

ANTHOLOGY 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Photography

Continues through February 3, 2013


RANIA MATAR: A Girl and Her Room

Continues through December 14, 2012


EDGE TO EDGE: Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida

Continues through December 14, 2012

Museum Gift Shop

Museum Gift ShopNew Arrival at the Gift Shop!



Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida

Curated by Jay Mechling


Softcover: 39 pages
Publisher: Southeast Museum of Photography
; First Edition (2012)
Language: English

Product Dimensions: 8.25 x .25 x 11 inches



This catalogue was produced in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name currently on view at the Southeast Museum of Photography. Many of the works presented in this exhibition and catalogue are drawn directly from the collection of artifacts gathered over the years by Jay Mechling, the exhibition's curator.

With works ranging from the so-called "Real Photo Postcards," which were produced by many notable photographers of the time, to original and full-sized panoramic prints, some up to a "yard long;" the Mechling Collection is one of the largest and most complete archives of this type of photography of Florida in existence.


Retail price: $8.95


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OPEN - Tues, Thurs, Fri: 11-5 pm; Wed: 11-7 pm; Weekends: 1-5 pm
June, July and December Hours: Tues-Sun: 12-4 pm

CLOSED - Mondays and for the following dates:
Easter Sunday, Daytona 500 Weekend, Daytona State College Spring Break, July 4, Thanksgiving Weekend, July 30-August 13, Dec 17 - January 11



Unless noted otherwise, all museum exhibitions, events and films are presented at the Southeast Museum of Photography which is located on the Daytona Beach campus of Daytona State College at 1200 International Speedway Blvd, three miles east of 1-95.


The museum is located in the Mori Hosseini Center (Bld. 1200). Visitor parking is available. Gallery admission is free. For detailed exhibition and program information visit or call the museum information hotline at (386) 506-4475.


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