The 11th Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition, which features works by high school students from Central Georgia at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, opens with an Awards Reception on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Working with local school systems, students enter works in the juried competition, which is judged by an expert artist. Their work is celebrated in an Exhibition in one of the Museum’s galleries and recognized with an Awards Presentation.
The Protégé Competition and Exhibition is an important opportunity for students who will be preparing portfolios for admittance to art schools or developing their professional skills for future employment.
Quilts, Textiles & Fibers is a three-gallery exhibition contrasting the traditional art of quilt making with modern textiles and fiber arts. Dozens of traditional geometric quilts from the Museum’s Permanent and Education Collections and more will be on display from January 14 through May 18, 2014 (Note: The “Quilts” will be on display through May 11).
Featured will be the free motion embroidery textile work of UGA Assistant Professor Jennifer Crenshaw, plus a large-scale contemporary installation by nationally recognized fiber artist Judy Bales and the folk art story-telling quilts of local favorite Wini McQueen.
The general public was invited to join artist Judy Bales during Museum hours from Tuesday through Friday, January 14-17, as she created her work using fibers and textiles from YKK.
With great fanfare during the “Grand Reopening” celebrations, the Museum of Arts and Sciences relaunched its distinctive Discovery House, the interactive museum for children, which offers new excitement for Kids of All Ages!
The area was closed for almost three months while new exhibits were being installed and existing stations updated.
Visitors are greeted at the entrance by Ziggy, the Museum’s 40 million-year-old whale fossil, and the “Gesturing Woman” by Viola Frey, scholar and artist known for her larger-than-life, colorfully glazed clay sculptures.
Once you’re past Ziggy, “Gesturing Woman,” and the Polar Bear in the main floor’s Parlor, a ride on the elevator opens up entirely new experiences.
A replica of a 1938 mural that once was installed in the Ellis Island immigrants’ dining hall is coming to Central Georgia and will be on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. While the mural is on display, the Museum will host an official naturalization ceremony for immigrants in the area who have completed the requirements to become U.S. citizens. 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.
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 was 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. Originally scheduled to end on January 25, the Titanoboa: Monster Snake exhibition was extended until February 2, 2014.
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.
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