New ArtZeum Pre-K Exhibits

kidsTelfair 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.

Planned Project

The ArtZeum Pre-K project is funded by the Telfair Academy Guild.