Reflections on our Collection – August 2, 2020

This week’s piece I chose from our permanent collection is this skillful and evocative painting of a woman lost in her thoughts while she performs a perfunctory kitchen task; shelling peas. Our painting “Viola” is one of a group of three that were gifted by the artist, Marc Chatov, from...

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Macon Cultural Plan 2020

A County-Wide Discussion of Why Culture Matters This plan will give us the tools to use art and culture to ensure access to arts and arts programming for ALL Macon residents, encourage a creative community that attracts new residents to live and work in Macon, and bolster existing arts and...

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Reflections on our Collection – July 26, 2020

My selection this week is a brand new acquisition. We received this only in May of this year and accessioned it into our collection at the June Board of Directors meeting. We are excited to have it as it matches another Rouault in our permanent collection- “The Judge,” which was...

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Reflections On Our Collection – July 12, 2020

This painting is “ Bohemian Family,” painted by Russian born artist, Roman Chatov, in 1968. While Roman’s work lands mostly in realism and representation, he paints from his sensibilities and style and is leaning into modernism. He treats space here shallowly, even though it depicts a room of some depth....

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Reflections On Our Collection – July 5, 2020

The 25th anniversary of the Museum of Arts and Sciences was celebrated on June 3, 1981. It was this time of year that the ladies and gentleman- and the children- came here to the Museum of Arts and Sciences for a birthday party and a week of events that celebrated...

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Reflections On Our Collection – June 28, 2020

Our selection this week is this snowy landscape painting. It was created around 1938 by French painter, Victor Joseph Communal. Communal was a decorated French artist, a member of the Paris Salon (Sociètè du Salon des Artistes Français), and was awarded an honorable mention in 1910 and a bronze prize...

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Reflections on our Collection – June 21, 2020

  As I was perusing the collection for this week’s blog entry, I saw so many options. It was this very subtle and beautiful watercolor painting which curled its finger towards me and said, “Here”. Upon inspection, I saw the hand of a very skilled watercolorist who had an affinity...

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