Arts Society & Culture

Georgia Museum of Art to host free program for children this summer

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Young visitors to the museum look at a painting by Philip Evergood.

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host Art Adventures: Museum Mysteries, a free, interactive educational program designed for elementary-school-aged children this summer. The program will run through June and July and is ideal for groups of five or more such as day camps, day-care centers and community centers.

Art Adventures is held every summer at the museum. This year, the program will include an interactive tour of the permanent collection that encourages children to work together as a group to play detective and solve clues about an art mystery while learning about the art. During the tour, guides will answer questions about the works the children see.

After the tour, student groups will create a collaborative work of art to hang in their classroom or community center. Each child in the group will randomly select who, what, when or where and make a fabric work of art answering the question based on the objects they saw in the permanent collection. They will combine the pieces to complete the work.

Registration is open through May 17. To schedule a group tour, call Amy Smoler at 706/542-0448.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton St., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).