The Human Gyroscope in the Museum’s lobby is just one of the many new interactive exhibits the Museum of Arts and Sciences acquired recently from the former Fort Discovery National Science Center in Augusta. Recently purchased from the National Science Foundation, the Human Gyroscope is a fun and exhilarating immersive experience that gives riders a sense of weightlessness.
Opened in conjunction with and in celebration of Georgia’s 2nd Annual “Careers in Energy Week” was an exploration that demonstrated how energy makes change possible.
SPARKS: Understanding Energy, an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, explored many forms of energy with special emphasis on the science of electricity. The exhibition included demonstrations of radiant, thermal, gravitational, mechanical, chemical and electrical energy for visitors of all ages.
The inclusion of more than 400 diverse pieces of Georgia folk pottery and contemporary ceramics in its Permanent Collection places the Museum of Arts and Sciences in the appropriate context of being the state’s leading institutional collector of regional ceramicists.
Printmaking is an exciting mixture of artists and processes. Georgia artist Art Werger, chair and professor of printmaking at Ohio University in Athens, thrives in the technical complexities of print media.
His etchings and monotypes in the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ Permanent Collection include aerial views of suburbs and cities, narrative figurative scenes, underwater swimmers, and natural landscapes. Many are included in the Art Werger: The Graphic Narrative exhibition, now on display at the Museum through January 13, 2013.
Throughout history, travel has been an endeavor of mankind for survival, gain, and glory. For Dixie Stewart, travel was a way of life and her style, frequency, and destination of travel reflected a marvelously social, bold and luxurious life.
Mary Adelaide Stewart, or Dixie as she was known to her friends, owned Ship and Shore Travel Agency through which she recommended travel to her clients, but not before she approved of the trip through personal experience. She went on many cruises, always taking every opportunity to explore ashore.
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