Telfair Museums is pleased to announce the first major additions to the ArtZeum family gallery at the Jepson Center, scheduled to open Spring 2012. Four new activities designed for pre-Kindergarten children, an audience that has grown dramatically since the Jepson opened in 2006 thanks to programs such as Toddler 3rd and a partnership with local Head Start classes. The new additions will be produced by Studio Displays, Inc., a North Carolina-based company with extensive experience in children’s museums. New activities will relate to the museums’ permanent collections and architecture. Amain feature of the new area will be a large-scale version of the house depicted in Gari Melchers’ impressionist painting The Unpretentious Garden from the Telfair’s permanent collection. Children will be able to build a garden, weave vines in a trellis, and enter a play space within the house. Other stations will teach basic concepts such as symmetry, shape, and color in hands-on, age-appropriate materials.
The ArtZeum Pre-K project is funded by the Telfair Academy Guild.