Free Event on Dec 10 Is Final Opportunity to See Fighters for Freedom Exhibition at the AMA
Come out to the museum, 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, 10 am-1 pm on Saturday, Dec 10 for an artfully fun time, including kid-friendly take-home art projects, such as suncatchers and super-hero masks. They also can participate in gallery scavenger hunts in the galleries.
The theme for Family Day is Heroes, Vanoteghem said.
“Kids can write a letter to someone they admire—a doctor, firefighter, nurse, police officer, teacher, coach, parent, grandparent, or friend. It can be anyone,” she said. “Your young artist can cheer up their special hero by writing a letter to them. It will be an unexpected holiday gift that the recipient will never forget.”
The theme was inspired by the exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, which is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and was made possible at the AMA through the generous support of Art Bridges.
Saturday is the final day to view the exhibition, which features the last works of Johnson, one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century. In the series, Johnson tells the stories of his heroes, including Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Marian Anderson, and others who fought for social justice and civil rights.
“William H. Johnson’s work is inspiring, and Family Day is the perfect time for the entire family to view these remarkable artworks that, until this year, had not been seen as a group in three-quarters of a century,” Vanoteghem said. “Saturday is the last chance for people in our region to see them here.”
AMA Executive Director Andrew J. Wulf, Ph.D., said he hopes families will take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the series in Albany.
“We are thankful that we have had this opportunity to collaborate with the Smithsonian American Art Museum on this loan of important works,” Wulf said. “And we are most grateful to Art Bridges for making it possible for us to bring this important and fascinating exhibition to the residents of Albany and Southwest Georgia.”
- Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice is in The Haley Gallery, Sept 1-Dec 10, 2022. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support is provided by Art Bridges.
- Wayna: Her Dreams of Ethiopia, Works by Tracy Murrell is in the East Gallery, Sept 1, 2022- Jan 7, 2023.
- Georgia Artists Guild of Albany, 29th Juried Exhibition is in the McCormack Gallery, Sept 1, 2022-Jan 7, 2023.
- Escape Plan, Installation by Elinor Saragoussi is in the West Gallery.
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