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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Family Day: Earth Day Celebration

10 am – 12 pm
Family Days

“Earth” without “art” would just be “eh.” Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the work of environmental artist Patricia Leighton in her exhibition in the sculpture garden. Kids are invited to experiment with earth pigments in a soil-painting activity and to bring a plastic bottle or container and create a recycled hanging planter to take home. In conjunction with this Family Day, the museum will also host a special student reception for Athens 5th-graders who visited the museum for a field trip this year. We’ll also have representatives from Sustainable UGA (UGA Office of Sustainability) and the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division. And Dr. Jenna Jambeck, assistant professor of environmental engineering, will be here to talk to visitors about her research project on plastic in the world’s oceans. Refreshments will be served.

Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota, YellowBook USA and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.