Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

Georgia Museum of Art to host face jug-themed teen studio

GMOA Face Jug 1
This historical face jug will be on display during the exhibition "Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia invites teens to participate in Teen Studio May 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This free event includes a sneak preview of the exhibition “Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina” as well as an art workshop.

Hope Hilton, an Athens artist, teacher and the general manager at ATHICA, will lead a gallery tour and teach an art workshop based on the exhibition. Teens will create their own face jug inspired by people and events that have influenced them.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. Space is limited, but the program is free. Reserve a spot by calling 706/542-8863 or by emailing Melissa Rackley, associate curator of education, at

The exhibition, organized by Claudia Mooney, assistant curator at the Chipstone Foundation, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, celebrates formative African-American vessels and their aesthetic power, while discussing their cultural meanings. The face jug form originated in the pottery created by enslaved African Americans during the second half of the 19th century in Edgefield, S.C. The exhibition will be on view at GMOA May 4-July 7.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibition 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 Art 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 or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).