PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Museum of Arts and Sciences
From modest beginnings in a single rented room to a state-of-the-art 50,000-square foot facility on a 14-acre campus, the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) represents more than a half-century of community investment in education. Its founders – educators and civic leaders – had a vision: to create a center of academic excellence that would celebrate the intersection of arts and sciences through hands-on activities, stimulate curiosity, and instill a passion for lifelong learning in all those who visit the Museum. Today, that founding vision is more relevant and powerful than ever before. Private investments combined with public funding support have allowed the MAS to grow gradually over its 60-year history into the regional cultural asset we all enjoy today – one of Georgia’s finest nationally accredited museums.