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, June 13
Juneteenth Jubilee! Family Day Celebration
Celebrate the Jubilee! Juneteenth is the oldest celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States and this year marks the ninth presentation of Juneteenth events at Telfair Museums. This popular, all-ages event celebrates African American art, history and Gullah-Geechee culture through performances and family activities. This year’s celebration begins with an opening ceremony and performance by Jamal Toure as the African Spirit. The award-winning cultural preservationist, author and performance artist Queen Quet of the Gullah Geechee Nation will bring audiences stories of how the people of Georgia and South Carolina coast. Storytelling will conclude with the noted North Carolina-based artist Mitch Capel, aka Gran’Daddy Junebug. The event also includes children’s art and instrument making activities, demonstrations of painting by artist Amiri Farris, traditional basket making by Gregory Grant, traditional drumming, and a dj for dancing to close the program. A special presentation will also be made to elder Savannah artist Luther Vann. There is something for everyone at this special celebration!
Free admission, thanks to funding from the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and from Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Saturday, July 11
Life’s a Beach
Beach baby, beach baby, get ready for fun in the sun! Learn how to make DIY flip-flops and kites, and have your photo taken at exotic beaches from around the world with our beach-chair green screen. Younger children will enjoy story time, and families can take Eye Spy tours of the exhibition.
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.