31st Annual Festival of Trees

November 9, 2017 – January 14, 2018This annual exhibit of stunning holiday trees, decorated by regional designers and artists, will be open to the public starting November 9th and will run through January 14, 2018. Featuring nearly 30 unique designs, the Festival of Trees exhibition will be open during regular...

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Georgia’s Miss Americas

  1 September 23, 2017 through January 14, 2018   The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents a special exhibition celebrating Georgia’s Miss Americas: Betty Cantrell (2016) and the 65th Anniversary of the 1952 reign of Neva Jane Langley Fickling.   In 1952 when the talented and bright Wesleyan Conservatory...

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MEGALODON – Largest Shark that Ever Lived

May 26, 2017 - August 28, 2017At 60 feet long, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and a dominant marine predator. Sharks are at risk today, with recent population declines attributed to humans. Though Megalodon vanished 2 million years ago, its fascinating story inspires lessons for science and...

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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, we...

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