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SouthernAesthsquareVoices and visions of both collectors and artists continue to shape the aesthetic of the American South. On display in this exhibit are contemporary studio ceramics and paintings from the Museum’s Permanent Collection representing a wide spectrum of artistic movements and genres. This exhibition will on display through June 19, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Southern Aesthetic

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William P. Simmons Fund

Vesselssquare

The Museum is pleased to present the newest exhibition of vessels from its own Permanent Collection. This collection will be on view through June 19, 2016.

From ancient bowls and storage jars to contemporary folk and studio pottery, vessels provide insight into ancient civilizations and document the unquenchable human creative spirit. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the vessel was born. As early as 24,000 BC, ceremonial vessels were created; and by 10,000 BC, functional vessels were used for food and water storage. Throughout history, vessels have continued to serve a wide variety of ceremonial, functional, and decorative purposes.

 

 

Vessels

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The Museum of Arts and Sciences has invited a leading vertebrate paleontologist to shed new light on “Ziggy,” its 40-million-year-old Zygorhiza whale fossil and one of Georgia’s most valuable treasures. A public lecture is planned for February 26, 2015, at 7PM. Currently, the Museum classifies its Ziggy as genus zygorhiza, a subfamily of the dorudontinae species of ancient whales. A great deal of new scientific research has been uncovered in recent years about the dorudontinae species of ancient whales, which may impact the Museum’s educational programming. In February, the Museum will bring Dr. Mark Uhen, one of the nation’s leading vertebrate paleontologists, to Macon to review the fossil and consider the need for a reclassification of Ziggy from Zygorhiza to Dorudon serratus.

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Voyage Around the World The Museum of Arts and Sciences is proud to display Voyage Around the World, an exhibition of award-winning model ships built by Ronald Wetmore, through January 4, 2015.

The hand-built scale models—tall sailing ships, a riverboat, and an infamous passenger liner—are of ships that charted important historical voyages, battles, and/or tragedies.

These ships include USS Constitution, HMS Bounty, HMS Victory, Santisima Trinidad, RMS Titanic, and a Mississippi Paddlewheeler.

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A Call To Action!

Mayor Robert Reichert has proposed his FY2015 Macon-Bibb County budget, which eliminates all funding for the Museum of Arts and Sciences effective July 1, 2014. If approved by the Commissioners, entire sections of the Museum will be closed and major programs will be eliminated.

Show Your Support!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Commission Chambers
Macon-Bibb County Government Center
700 Poplar Street • Macon, GA

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