More@MAS: The Museum Comes to You

By Kristen Maddox, Guest Writer for the MAS If you haven’t been able to make it to MAS this year, there may still be off-site activities you can participate in or request at a venue. “I love it [outreach] because it’s one more opportunity to get kids [and adults] excited...

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Impacting Education – Looking Ahead

By Christopher Collier, Guest Writer for the MAS Educators and civic leaders founded the Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1956, envisioning the expansion and enrichment of the educational opportunities available to Bibb County school children. While the Museum has expanded from a single rented room to a state-of-the-art, 50,000...

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Impacting Education – Kristy Edwards Delivers Art Education During COVID-19

By Christopher Collier, Guest Writer for the MAS Kristy Edwards, MAS Curator of Art, joined the Museum of Arts and Sciences earlier this spring with the mission of guiding Central Georgians towards the discovery, understanding, and appreciation of art. Edwards’ journey began at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but...

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Impacting Education – Learning with the MAS Mini-Zoo

  By Christopher Collier, Guest Writer for the MAS Centered around the sprawling arms of a replica Banyan Tree, the MAS Mini Zoo is home to more than 70 live animals, including amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles. The Mini Zoo contains forest, pond, and desert habitats and houses a...

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Impacting Education – The Central Georgia Collection

By Christopher Collier, Guest Writer for the MAS Stephen Reichert, Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) supporter and donor, has always had a collector’s eye. Reichert stepped into the world of collecting at just 17 years old, purchasing an antique end table from his mother. After graduating from Emory University...

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MAS Impacting Education – Teaching with Science On A Sphere®

  By Christopher Collier, guest writer of the MAS   Science On a Sphere® was first conceptualized and prototyped by Dr. Alexander MacDonald in 1995. Then the Director of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Forecast Systems Laboratory, MacDonald developed SOS as an extension of other visualization projects that he...

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MAS Impacting Education—Adapting to COVID-19

  By Christopher Collier, guest writer of the MAS   On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two days later, on Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. That same Friday, the Museum of Arts and Sciences shuttered its doors indefinitely. Susan...

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