1:00-4:00pm | One Saturday Each Month (unless otherwise noted)
Family Days are fun, educational and FREE! Enjoy hands on art projects, gallery exploration activities, story time and much more designed specifically for the entire family! Create DIY masterpieces, play art detective, or explore the ArtZeum, an interactive arts space. With gallery activities on our mobile Art Cart, everyone can get in on the art and the action. Each month will feature a different theme based on the museum’s changing exhibitions. Stop by a little while or stay for the entire afternoon-it’s all free. Come see what the fun is all about!
Funded by Georgia Power and AGL Resources.
*Major funding by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs.
Saturday, July 11
Life’s a Beach
Follow Telfair Museums on a journey around the world’s beaches for this month’s beach-themed Free Family Day! The day celebrates the exhibition Life’s a Beach, which features works by British
photographer Martin Parr. During Free Family Day, guests can transport themselves to exotic beaches by having their photo taken in front of a beach chair green screen. Other activities include gallery games, flip-flop decorating and kite making. As participating organizations, the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center will set up activity tables in the Jepson Center atrium. Additionally, Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts member and local artist William Kwamena-Poh will display his watercolor portraits of the peoples and scenes of the Ghana coast.
Life’s a Beach is a fun and quirky exhibition that takes viewers on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all, the seaside. Parr has been capturing beach scenes for many decades, creating portraits that range from close-ups of sunbathers to rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge. Intrigued by the eccentricities of beach-going, Parr’s photographs tell stories of beaches worldwide.
Saturday, August 8
I Love the 90s
“Come as you are” to the museum for a 90s dance party! Make your own temporary tattoos, and strike a pose to take our one-minute sculpture photo challenge. Explore identity, technology, and global themes in studio and gallery activities.