Reflections On Our Collection – Sunday, May 31, 2020

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense. - Rumi, Poet of Persia, 13th c  ...

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Meet Kristy Edwards, the new MAS Curator of Art

Hi, I'm Kristy Edwards, your new Curator of Art at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. I am delighted to have this position, one I feel is very well suited to my skills as a trained teacher and a practicing professional artist and my experience, which includes studying with some...

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Georgia’s Trout Lily

The tiny Trout Lilly is one of Georgia’s many unique native plant species.   As temperatures begin to warm and spring approaches, the first of the woodland plants begin to peek above the leaf litter. One of the first to emerge is the spring-ephemeral (short-lived) Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum). Trout...

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The Mayapple is a hidden Georgia-native gem.

Spring has recently arrived in Georgia, and native plants are sprouting up in the woodlands across the state. The Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) is a unique plant that grows as large dense mats in open woods, often near a water source such as a river, creek, or swampy bottomland. The Mayapple...

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Fulldome at the Macon Film Festival

The Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) is proud to partner with the Macon Film Festival to bring the "Fulldome at Macon Film Festival" to the Mark Smith Planetarium. Renovated and re-opened in 2012, the MAS Planetarium features the industry’s leading projection technology – the Konica Minolta Super MediaGlobe II – plus...

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Your Voice Counts!

On June 28th, the Macon-Bibb County Commission voted to approve an Interim Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that eliminates all funding for the Museum of Arts and Sciences effective July 1. Unless adjustments are made within the next few weeks, major educational programs at the Museum would be eliminated until...

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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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