April 2020 Blog Archive

#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall
#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall Thu, Apr 30, 2020 Recognize where that picture was taken? It's hard to believe it but tens of thousands of our visitors have stood in that exact spot without knowing it! Read More

Eye in the Sky: 30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope
Eye in the Sky: 30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope Fri, Apr 24, 2020 When you gaze up at the sky on a clear night, the enormity of the universe is in full view. Even though most of those celestial objects are at distances well beyond the scope of human comprehension, a floating telescope - merely 340 miles above the E... Read More

#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall
#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall Thu, Apr 23, 2020 Looking back now, it's hard to believe how fast the project to design and build the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art really went. We got very lucky that we were the first of many major construction projects in the area to begin so not only did we h... Read More

50 Years of Earth Day
50 Years of Earth Day Wed, Apr 22, 2020 It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Its first celebration was in 1970, founded by Gaylord Nelson; he was inspired by the environmental disasters and injustice to lead a revolution that would hopefully ensure clean air, clean water, green energy,... Read More

#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

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