The MAS Caboose – “Reopening History”

For fifty-three years, the Museum of Arts and Sciences has been home to the SAL Class 5CC Caboose #5236. SAL stands for the Seaboard Air Line Railway, a major railroad system that operated throughout the southeast from 1900 up until 1967. The SAL Caboose #5236 was built in 1923 and...

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A Curator For A Day

Mounted buffalo head 34” H x 24” W x 37” D ED1995.6001.02 Gift of E. Raymond Smith     The Curator for a Day program, of which Lily was our first participant, was the outgrowth of our desire to have the From the Vault choices reflect a variety of perspectives....

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Notes on Nettie by Lisa Gant Fisher

Nettie, 1928 Artist: Leo Moss/Georgia Papier-mâché and fabric; clothing not original Museum purchase with funds donated by the Museum Guild, Inc. A1992.04.01* 20” tall with the signature “M” incised on the back of the neck. *Accession number which indicates first the year the item was acquired, then the number of...

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The Helpful Support of K-9 Units.

The canine, or K-9, Unit is an integral part of law-enforcement agencies across the globe. Utilizing dogs for law-enforcement purposes has been a practice seen at various points in history dating back to at least the middle ages. Bloodhounds were, and still are today, used as a means of tracking...

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Chinchilla? What’s a Chinchilla?

The chinchilla is a small, plush rodent, native to the Andes Mountains of South America, whose name is derived from the Chincha people of the same region. The species’ soft fur made them an ideal target for trapping, and eventually their passive behavior and delicate features allowed for easy domestication....

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From the Vault – A Look Behind the Museum’s Closed Doors

Have you ever wondered about the artifacts or artwork that a museum has that are not often on exhibit? Like many museums, the Museum of Arts and Sciences has many more objects in its vault (over 7,000) than on exhibit. Beginning with the first 2017 issue of the Membership newsletter,...

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Emerging Artists Group Exhibition

February 3, 2017 – May 7, 2017 The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents its 5th annual Emerging Artists exhibition, showcasing rising stars from the Southeast. Seven professional contemporary artists, representing some of the nation’s finest undergraduate and graduate art programs, will display works ranging from large-scale abstract paintings and...

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Chatov Retrospective: 100 Years of Painting

October 28, 2016 – February 19, 2017 The Museum of Arts and Sciences is proud to present “Chatov: 100 Years of Painting,” a retrospective featuring the works of Roman (1900-1987), Constantin (1904-1993), and Marc (b. 1953) – two generations in a prestigious family of gifted artists. The Chatov family, with...

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30th Annual Festival of Trees

November 10, 2016 – January 15, 2017 This annual exhibit of stunning holiday trees, decorated by regional designers and artists, will be open to the public starting November 10th and will run through January 15, 2017. Featuring nearly 40 unique designs, the Festival of Trees exhibition will be open during...

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Gisela Colon’s PODS

March 7, 2017 – August 13, 2017 Unifying sculpture and painting, Gisela Colon‘s Glo-Pods are made of blow-molded plastic and have a swelling, asymmetrical geometry that suggests both organic and liquid forms. The sculptures’ inner core of iridescent, reflective pigment creates the experience of colored light emanating from within. On...

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