Macon String Scape

September 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017  Join the Museum in this community celebration! Assisted by staff members of the Museum, visitors will create a 25-foot string art mural in the Elam Alexander Hall Gallery. The Museum’s string art mural will be an example of drawing with thread, similar to...

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The Window to the Soul: The Human Eye & Our Health

May 31 - July 31, 2016 The Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) will be featuring a dynamic 3-D photography exhibit that explores the human eye and features highly detailed images that are captured through state-of-the-art medical photography equipment by Kenneth Thompson. This Atlanta-based, award-winning ophthalmic photographer has photographed more...

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Your Summer Assignment: Play Hard!

By Susan Welsh, Executive Director for the Museum of Arts and Sciences At the Museum of Arts and Sciences, we’re united in a common purpose to cultivate a new generation of wonder junkies. From exploring the mysteries of dark matter in the planetarium to creating vibrant abstract performance art in...

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What is an Education Curator?

By Susan Mays, Education Curator for the Museum of Arts and Sciences Education, and especially education in an informal environment, has been my passion since I was in high school. As I begin this, my first ever, blog I wanted to share a little about what an Education Curator does....

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Origami Interpretations

July 1- October 16, 2016 The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents an exhibition of twenty­five vibrant paintings, sculptures, and prints by New York artist Gloria Garfinkel. The artist, whose work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, is particularly fascinated by the traditional Japanese kimono and obi. Her work celebrates...

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Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, & Meteors

June 10 – September 11, 2016 Asteroids and comets are messengers from space that have had a significant effect on Earth’s history and are likely to influence the future as well. While Asteroids and comets are popular subjects for movies like Armageddon, they are also playing their own starring roles...

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Emerging Artists Group Exhibition

Emerging Artist // 2016 from Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo. March 4  – May 29, 2016 The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents its 4th annual Emerging Artists exhibition, showcasing rising stars from the Southeast. Six contemporary artists, representing some of the nation’s finest undergraduate and graduate...

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Gaia Theory Environmental Art Installation

September 15, 2016 – April 29, 2016 Boston-based environmental artist Resa Blatman will install a 25-foot, site-specific work at the MAS using a variety of media: oil and glitter on laser-cut Mylar, PVC, and PETG; oil and latex paint on hand-cut Mylar; plus silk and plastic flora. The installation planned...

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The New Southern Aesthetic

November 11, 2015 – June 19, 2016 Voices and visions of both collectors and artists continue to shape the aesthetic of the American South. Contemporary studio ceramics and paintings from the Museum’s Permanent Collection will be displayed in the North Gallery, representing a wide spectrum of artistic movements and genres.

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Vessels

Celebrating 1,000 years of the vessel, from utilitarian bowls, crocks, churns, chamber pots, and storage jars to more decorative face jugs and folk pottery of the American South. A wide selection of firing processes and glazing techniques are explored through ceramic vessels representing various cultures and time periods from Pre-Columbian...

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