The 28th Annual Festival of Trees begins with a beautiful Luncheon at the Museum. Enjoy a gourmet meal especially prepared by Martha Berg and Julie Edge amongst the beautiful designer trees that grace Georgia’s Gallery through the holiday season. Guests will also be dazzled by local boutiques showcasing this year’s hottest holiday fashions. Be sure to stop by the Sugar Plum Shop for sweet treats and festive holiday gifts.
Festival of Trees Gala will usher in the holiday season at the historic Terminal Station, where guests will enjoy anarray of delectable treats and catering by Natalia’s, open bar, and live music by the Tony Howard Band.
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The Museum of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present The Weather is Turning Weird: Data Visualizations by Nathalie Miebach.
This exhibition is on display now through January 4, 2015 and features the work of nationally recognized artist Nathalie Miebach. Miebach focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Ten of her woven sculptures, made of colorful reeds, rope, wood, and beads currently on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences represent mammoth storms. Using the methodologies of both disciplines, she translates scientific data related to astronomy, ecology, and meteorology into colorful, intricate, tactile woven sculptures. Because weaving provides an effective grid through which she interprets data in three-dimensional space, her work lets us consider data from new perspectives.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present Black & Light, an exhibition that gives each viewer a unique experience because no two people see the same thing at the same time.
Black & Light, on display now through November 2, 2014, features groundbreaking abrasion holograms—by artist James Minden—that appear to be three-dimensional. As a viewer moves around each piece of art, the item changes its appearance.
Not only is the viewer’s experience unique, the painter and printmaker admits that he hasn’t found many other artists experimenting with this new art medium.
Because of the interactive nature of Black & Light, there is no doubt that this exhibition must be seen in person to be believed.
How to View this Work
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 September 7, 2014.
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.
74 candidates representing 32 countries became United States citizens during an official naturalization ceremony hosted by the Museum of Arts and Sciences on August 25, 2014. Approximately 10 of the candidates were residents of Macon-Bibb County while others traveled from other counties in the region. Ranging in age from 18 to 70 years old, the candidates took an oath of allegiance, recited the pledge of allegiance, sang the National Anthem, watched a recorded message from the President of the United States, and received their official naturalized citizenship certificates during the ceremony.
This momentous event – a significant occasion for the new American citizens – is part of the Museum’s strategic goal to serve a broader spectrum of residents in the region. “This is the first naturalization ceremony to be held at the Museum but we hope to serve as an annual host,” said Executive Director Susan Welsh. “We are able to accommodate as many as 75 candidates plus their family members in our Emily Bailey Walker Auditorium. This is a perfect use of our facility and we were honored to share this special occasion with so many families.”
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“Earlier this year, the Museum organized an exhibit about the Lost Mural of Ellis Island and developed educational programming about genealogy, citizenship, and immigration. Since then, we’ve wanted to host a naturalization ceremony,” said Welsh. “Generally, these ceremonies are held just once or twice a year in Macon. We are thrilled to be a newly approved site and we look forward to working with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Atlanta Field Office to organize more ceremonies in the future.”
In 2012, the Museum participated in the American Alliance of Museums’ Museum Assessment Program on Community Involvement to better understand the needs and desires of the immediate community. Immediately, the findings of this assessment impacted the Museum’s educational programming, exhibition schedule, and marketing within the community. Specific goals were set to plan programs that would attract Spanish-speaking families, highlight cultural differences and strengths in the region, plus serve greater numbers of disadvantaged youth and adults with special needs.
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