Trekking through the museum

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Trekking through the museum

Photo by: PAUL EFLAND

Visits to the Georgia Museum of Art are more interactive these days with the introduction of free backpack tours that provide activities for families touring the exhibits. Every backpack includes four folders with the materials necessary to complete an activity relating to a work of art or artist in the museum’s permanent collection. For example, one activity involves a felt board and shapes with instructions to find a painting in the museum by artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Children use the board and felt pieces to create a landscape similar to those O’Keeffe painted. Through the backpack tour, children will also learn about different types of museum jobs, GMOA history and museum manners. Backpacks may be requested at the front desk of the museum before entering the galleries. The museum is open to the public Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $3.

Learn more about the GMOA at http://georgiamuseum.org.