MAC expands this semester with lecture series at Museum of Arts and Sciences

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MACON – McEachern Art Center (the MAC) will offer three lectures with world-renowned curators and cultural workers starting this evening, Feb. 16, in a series co-presented with the Museum of Arts and Sciences called MAC@MAS.

The MAC is undergoing needed building improvements this semester, so while the space is being updated, director Ben Dunn has been working to create arts events off-site.

Along with the MAC@MAS lecture series, a photography exhibition by DSTO Moore called The Macon Music Project is available to view through March 4 at the Plunkett Gallery in Hardman Hall. The MAC will resume regular programming in April.

The MAC@MAS Speakers Series is a set of presentations that focus on “the how of the art” from professionals who make it all happen. These insiders will offer insights into the inner workings of the art world from the museum to the moon (really) and inspire those interested in working with fine art professionally. They are billed as a look behind the gallery wall.

Dunn believes these talks have a broad appeal: “If you’re interested in the reasoning that goes on behind the gallery, opening your own art space, curating a show, seeking funds or otherwise serving the arts in an innovative professional capacity, these are the talks for you.”

The series kicks off today with Jade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College. All of the events are listed below:

  • Jade Dellinger
    “Rauschenberg, E.A.T. & The Moon Museum: Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission”
    Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
    Feb. 16
  • Julissa White-Smith
    “Creating a Cultural Hub Where Artists Thrive from the Professional Perspective”
    MINT Gallery
    March 2
  • Cynthia Hollis
    “Museum, Gallery, Garage: the (r)evolution”
    SMALLS
    March 16

All events take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Sciences at 4182 Forsyth Road and are free and open to the public.