The Festival of Trees festivities began on November 13, 2013 with the annual Festival of Trees Luncheon, when guests enjoyed a gourmet meal especially prepared for them. They also had a sneak peak at the holiday tree exhibition, so they were the first to see the beautiful designer trees that currently grace Georgia’s Gallery.
The following day, on November 14, the anticipated party of the season took place! The Festival of Trees Gala ushered in the holiday season at the downtown historic Terminal Station, where guests enjoyed a fabulous array of delectable treats and catering by Natalia’s, open bar, silent auction, and live music by The Grapevine.
Adhering to tradition, the day of the Gala was the official public opening of the Museum’s 27th Annual Festival of Trees Exhibition, which this year features more than 25 designer-decorated holiday trees on display through December 29.
Check out some of the beautifully-decorated trees in this year’s Exhibition:
The Children’s Tree is on display again this year.
We encourage children to make ornaments at the Museum in the Discovery House’s Drawing Room—or they can make them at school and home—to add to The Children’s Tree.
Also, Museum visitors can be a part of this exhibition by participating in hands-on activities for a chance to choose a vignette for next year’s exhibition.
Celebrate! Holidays Light the Way will be on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences from November 26, 2013 through January 5, 2014.
One of the greatest discoveries since the T-Rex—a 48-foot long snake that weighs in at 2,500 pounds—Titanoboa is the largest snake known to science and the longest in world history to date!
This giant serpent can now be seen as part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition entitled, Titanoboa: Monster Snake, on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences beginning September 7, 2013.
The exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile and features a full-length documentary on the historic discovery of Titanoboa, and other fascinating, entertaining and educational information.
In the solo exhibition, Assemblages, Timothy Hedden returns to a technique familiar to him: the use of found objects. The self-taught, Macon-based artist has created fascinating two- and three-dimensional works of art for the exhibition on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences beginning October 1.
It is apparent that Hedden’s artwork is not only fascinating, it also is in a state of continual evolution. His 2006 exhibition in the Immigrations Gallery of Concourse E at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport included a collage piece entitled, “Summer Time in the South,” which portrays a Southern village. Permanently on display there now, it is made from such found objects as fabric, paper, metal, and wood.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents All Creatures Great & Small, a special exhibition of paintings, sculptures and mixed-media creations from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection and GMOA’s Mullis collection.
The Exhibition, on display from October 1, 2013 through January 5, 2014, includes works of art depicting animals created by 57 self-taught American artists, including folk masters Howard Finster and Mose Tolliver and by outstanding but relatively unheralded contemporary artists Jim Lewis and Ted Gordon, and others. The majority of the artists featured have spent their lives in the South, including those from Georgia: Michael Crocker, Finster, Willie Jinks, R.A. Miller, and O.L. Samuels.
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