January 24, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Greenhouse Director of Marketing 478-477-3232 x 116 firstname.lastname@example.org ART DECO: HOLLYWOOD AND MACHINE AGE ART AND FOCUS ON FORESTRY EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES In the early 20th Century, a new style ushered in an era of design and technology. Art Deco was celebrated in the buildings people lived in, the furnishings in their houses, and the entertainment they enjoyed. Go back to this exciting time in two new exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Another new display will show the source of a material which can be fashioned into an infinite number of styles for buildings and their contents. Can you guess what it is? Art Deco and Hollywood, which will be on display from January 19 through March 25, shows how film makers, advertisers, and fashion and jewelry designers embraced the Art Deco style known as Moderne. See posters, movie props, and theater memorabilia that exemplify the sleek, futuristic, highly stylized look of the time. Some cinematic works from the 1930s will be shown in the Museum’s auditorium from February 4 through March 11 during the Golden Age of Hollywood Film Series. These were movies that became Art Deco icons. Each film begins on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. and is included with Museum admission. February 4: Gold Diggers with Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, and Alice Brady February 11: Footlight Parade with James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, and Dick Powell February 18: Grand Hotel with Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, and Wallace Beery February 25: Duck Soup with the Marx Brothers and Margaret Dumont March 4: Trouble in Paradise with Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall March 11: Cartoons and Trailers In an associated exhibition, learn how advances in travel, mass communications, and urbanization formed a new machine-driven world. The mood and energy from this era of progress is captured in Art Deco and Machine Age Art, open from January 19 to April 1. Everything from locomotives to toasters were streamlined to evoke speed and power. Over 100 Art Deco household objects will be on display, including appliances, furniture, fashions, and decorative arts. The architecture of the time has evolved into one of the most recognizable design styles, which will be shown in photographs from Macon and around the country. Art Deco can also be seen in works of fine art by artists Paul Manship, Georges Braque, and Lyonel Feininger. Art Deco is supported by Elliot Machine Shop and 13 WMAZ. After experiencing the action and energy of the Machine Age, venture into the peace and quiet of nature in the Museum’s other new exhibition, Focus on Forestry, from January 19 through April 22. Forestry is one of Georgia’s largest industries, so follow the process of transforming the potential inside of a seed into the paper you are reading from right now. Walk inside the replica of a redwood and see the anatomy of a tree. Find out how professionals maintain a forest to provide habitats for both wildlife and people. Discover the challenges of the modern forester, how conservation fits into our world today, and the many careers that are related to the forest industry. Presenting sponsors: Georgia Forestry Commission, Security Bank, and the Simmons Charitable Trust. Supporting sponsors: Southern Forest Industries, Graphic Packaging, Sullivan Forestry, RoseLane and Chuck Leavell, and Joel Vinson and Associates. In-kind sponsors: Big K Tree Farm, Georgia Forestry Association, Georgia Forestry Commission Museum, and Today's MGT. Gets some hands-on experience with tree cultivation and the uses for wood on Family Forestry Day, Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make homemade paper, decorate a ‘tree cookie,’ and enjoy many fun activities. Observe tree surgeons and climbers at work. Explore interactive games in the Georgia Forest Forever Mobile Classroom and meet Smokey the Bear. Attend a tree care workshop and then receive a tree seedling to raise, while supplies last. Admission to Forestry Day, the film series, and all of the exhibitions are included in general admission to the Museum, which is: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $5, and Children under 12 $4. Infants and Museum members are free. Your ticket also includes a trip through space in the Mark Smith Planetarium, a world of discovery in the Discovery House, and a view of exotic animals in the Mini-Zoo. Discover how to blend art and nature in a new Museum class: Nature’s Sculpture. Materials found in a forest will be fashioned into beautiful works by young artists. The class will have two sessions: Ages 6 & 7 will meet on Thursday, February 8 and ages 8 - 12 can attend on Thursday, February 22. Both sessions are held from 4 to 5 p.m. The class fee is $20 for Museum members and $30 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. The Museum, located at 4182 Forsyth Rd. in Macon, Georgia, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and the last Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 478-477-3232 or go to <www.masmacon.com>.