Rainy days in Savannah are perfect for lingering in one of Savannah’s many museums. With my 3 year old in tow, we decided to check out the Jepson Center for the Arts’ new ArtZeum (art-zee-um) exhibits that opened earlier in May. WHOA! What fun!
The ArtZeum features twenty-four activities exploring some big ideas about art: What is art? Why do we make art? How do we look at art? How do we value art?
There is this amazing Glass House, created by Therman Statom just for ArtZeum. It is designed so you can wander through it and discover connections to Savannah and Telfair Museums. From learning about the different architecture of the three Telfair Museums through architecture puzzles, to learning about what Tabby is and how it is formed, we not only were getting a fun interactive experience – but a truly unique Savannah experience as well!
Kids can create an “Art Garden” using garden hoses and various recycled materials to build flowers and pot plants. There is a great mix of Savannah history and architecture creatively worked into the interactive exhibits! And don’t think it’s just for kids! Several adults had made their way into the area and were feverishly building a grand structure using the Jenga-like blocks.
If you’re looking for a way to spend a hot summer Savannah afternoon with the kids, bring them over to the Jepson Center to experience ArtZeum. Cafe Zeum in the Jepson Center lobby has a terrific children’s menu so it’s the ideal spot for lunch before or after you take in the interactive fun!