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Georgia Museum of Art joins Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative

The Georgia Museum of Art will host a family day Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon celebrating art and movement in conjunction with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

In keeping with Let’s Move!, the day will focus on healthy life choices—including food and fitness—and relate them to art at the museum. It is open free to the public.

A volunteer yoga instructor will teach animal-inspired poses on the first floor of the museum to encourage activity in children. A tour of the permanent collection will focus on animal imagery in art, and visitors are invited to create their own animal-themed artwork in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

To promote healthy choices further, the museum will hold a taste test of locally grown produce, and families will be able to take home a garden-planning packet including seeds provided by Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.

 Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens is one subset of the Let’s Move! initiative and is coordinated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.