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GMOA presents summer art program for elementary aged children

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present “Art Adventures: Let’s Go!” in June and July this summer. Day cares, day camps and community centers can participate in this free interactive program focusing on adventure, travel and photography, which consists of a fun and interactive gallery tour and an art-making activity geared toward elementary school-aged children.

On the tour, children will learn about the artist John Baeder and share their thoughts about his work through activities designed to encourage dialogue and creativity. For the art-making activity, they will use a variety of materials to create their own works of art inspired by their experience.

“Art Adventures” is an annual summer program at GMOA. Each year, it focuses on a new artist, theme or exhibition. This year’s theme “Let’s Go!” corresponds to the exhibition “John Baeder,” which runs until July 22 and features the photographs of the Atlanta artist.

Baeder is best known for his paintings and prints of American diners and other off-interstate structures. The exhibition will include three major categories of Baeder’s works: black-and-white photographs of Atlanta from the 1960s, photographs of handmade street signs taken during the course of 30 years, and photographs from the exhibition “John Baeder’s American Roadside,” organized by Thomas Paul Fine Art in Los Angeles.

To schedule a group for Art Adventures, contact the Georgia Museum of Art at 706/542-4662.

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 Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).

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