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#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall
#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall Thu, Apr 16, 2020 I'm often asked what my favorite object or painting in our collections is and while it would be impossible to answer that, this old railroad sign on display in the Root Family Museum Train Station is definitely one of the most surprising and the one ... Read More

Anthony Quervelle Wardrobe
Anthony Quervelle Wardrobe Wed, Apr 15, 2020 In the Dow Gallery of American Art is an amazing piece of empire style furniture the impressive Anthony Quervelle Wardrobe ca. 1840. Quervelle, a French cabinet-maker by trade was born in Paris in 1789, he came to the United States in 1817 after the ... Read More

It's a Pollinator Party!
It's a Pollinator Party! Fri, Apr 10, 2020 Insects, mammals, and birds contribute to pollinating our flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Pollinators help move pollen from the male structures of flowers to the female structures, which ensures new seeds, fruits, and plants will grow. About 80-95% ... Read More

#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall
#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall Thu, Apr 09, 2020 Every week our Executive Director, Andrew Sandall is going to share one of the many photos he's taken behind the scenes at the Museum since he arrived at MOAS almost eight years ago. We hope you'll enjoy hearing some of the stories of what has gone o... Read More

The Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium
The Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium Wed, Feb 26, 2020 "For me, I think that in the planetarium, that students particularly, but people of all ages, who get the chance to come will be inspired to learn, and I think they'll be inspired to learn in a really fun way. The more education is fun and the more i... Read More

Fragile Beauty: Strong Traditions in Decorative Arts
Fragile Beauty: Strong Traditions in Decorative Arts Wed, Feb 19, 2020 The Fragile Beauty collection features a fresh rotation of rarely displayed pieces of fine porcelain, glass, and ceramics hand selected from MOAS storage. This curated collection features works of decorative art ranging a several centuries and countr... Read More

STEAM at MOAS
STEAM at MOAS Wed, Feb 05, 2020 What is STEAM? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and mathematics. Instead of focusing just on the hard sciences, incorporating art and creativity in to teaching these subjects has proven to help students retain information bett... Read More

The 65th Anniversary and the Museum’s Early Days
The 65th Anniversary and the Museum’s Early Days Tue, Jan 28, 2020 January 28th of 2020 marks the Museum of Arts and Science’s 65th anniversary! Now home to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art; one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Ar... Read More

Ice Age Extinctions: What Happened?
Ice Age Extinctions: What Happened? Thu, Jan 23, 2020 What is an extinction event? Most people do not realize that paleontologists and scientists have created certain criteria for extinction events. These events are characterized by a sharp change in the abundance of multicellular organisms and a widesp... Read More

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse!
Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse! Fri, Jan 17, 2020 What the heck is going on with Betelgeuse?  The star with the fun name is doing some strange things. For thousands of years, the shoulder star of the constellation Orion has burned as one of the brightest in Earth’s night sky.  Over the past few w... Read More

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