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					January 24, 2007




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   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>.

				
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