SCAD Museum of Art Offers Free Day for Families
Scavenger hunt, storytelling and free sculpture and drawing workshops for all ages
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Oct. 17, 2012 - The SCAD Museum of Art will offer free admission and activities for the whole family in celebration of its first anniversary on Saturday Oct. 27, noon-5 p.m.
Additional gallery activities, workshops and demonstrations will be held from 2-5 p.m.
Children can become art detectives, searching for clues and earning stickers as they participate in a scavenger hunt through museum galleries. This activity will be ongoing from 2-5 p.m.
Learn to create your own tessellated 3-D shapes from laser cut paper in a sculpture workshop with SCAD professor Andrew Scott. Second floor, room 210. Sessions begin at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Find out how to use a live model as drawing inspiration in a portraiture demonstration with SCAD professor James Langley. Second floor, room 209. Ongoing from 2-5 p.m.
Storytelling with SCAD student Samantha Reveley allows children to step into an imaginary world where they design their own characters. Upstairs lounge. Sessions every half hour.
SCAD Radio DJs will play music in the museum courtyard all day, and refreshments and treats will be served. A special appearance by the SCAD mascot Art the Bee, will take place from 3-4 p.m.
One of the cornerstones of the museum is the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art, which spans more than 150 years and includes prized pieces by Edward Mitchell Bannister, Robert Scott Duncanson, Romare Bearden and Richard Hunt. Currently, the Evans Center features an exhibition called Pose/Re-Pose: Figurative Works Then and Now, which showcases works by acclaimed African American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in dialogue with contemporary artists who utilize the body as a primary focus.
Other exhibition highlights on view in October include Little Black Dress, curated by SCAD trustee and Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley; Addio del Passato, presenting photographs, sculpture and film by Yinka Shonibare MBE; Stretching the Limits, a group exhibition by fiber-based media artists; Reveal the secrets that you seek, featuring installations by Bharti Kher; and Figures, four large-scale wall hangings by renowned American sculptor Lynda Benglis.
The SCAD Museum of Art is located at 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. For more information about the museum, visit www.scadmoa.org.