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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Emerging Artists Group Exhibition

February 3, 2017 – May 7, 2017The 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 mixed...

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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, 2017This 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 regular...

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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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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, 2016The 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 than...

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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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