Beverly Buchanan, an African American artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture in her art, lived in Macon from 1977 to 1985. During that time, many local art patrons connected with the powerful visual narratives captured in her drawings and sculptures. From flowers and seagrass to shacks and ruins, the works included in this exhibition represent Buchanan’s response to her Southern groundings and her desire to celebrate the essence of memory versus reality. On display are one and two-dimensional works from the collections of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Tubman African American Museum, and fifteen regional art patrons.
By depicting vernacular architecture and its environment, Buchanan, who lived and worked in Georgia for much of her adult life, constructs a narrative that serves as a metaphor for the triumph of the human spirit over poverty and adversity. Although academically trained, Buchanan uses the tools often associated with the self-taught artist, such as inserted text, found objects, and loosely applied vibrant color, to create visually the rich textures of the humble, yet complex, structures of her drawings, sculptures, prints, and photographs.
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 September 7, 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.
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Find out more by visiting the Museum of Arts and Sciences to experience Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists, an interactive exhibit from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics that guides visitors on a journey to the edge of these mysterious and powerful objects.
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.
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.
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