January 20 – Savannah Museum of African Art Announces New Educational Workshops | Non-profit organizations

January 20, 2022 – The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) to announced they will host of them next workshops, continuing with the popular series as the museum moves into New Years. Events are scheduled for January 22 and 12 February at their Gallery Upbeat Village Terracotta, 201 East 37and Street, Savannah. Registration is required for the workshops. www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org.

  • January 22 Visit of the exhibition on hair and viewing of films:To coincide with the January closure of the 2021 hair show, “ROOTS: Hair-Culture-History, Exploring the Hair & Cultures of West & Central Africa,”Workshop participants will be taken to visit the outgoing expose then will be see the 2019 Academy Awardwinner Animated short film, “Hair Love” by Matthew A. Cherry and Bruce W.Smith. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and recorded workshop participants must meet at the Fmain entrance to main SAAM building start the tour; youhe films visualization, and a short discussion this will follow.

  • February 12 – Wearable Art Creation:To coincide with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival and the launch of SAAM New 2022 exposure, Culture, Currency and Continuity: The Importance of Cowries in African Art”, attendees will have the opportunity to create wearable art cowries and other materials from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. p.Mr.

All workshops will take place on the second floor of the museum’s Upbeat Village Terracotta Gallery. Please note this is stair access only, no lift or wheelchair access is available.

It’s a new year with engaging new experiences at SAAM for the community and tourists. February is Black History Month and February 1-20 is 33rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival themed Celebrate Culture, Celebrate Heritage, Celebrate Yousaid SAAM Education Coordinator Lisa Jackson.We are very happy to be a participating venue of the festival. We are launching our new exhibition, “Culture, Money and Continuity: The Significance of Cowries in African Art” and offering a coinciding workshop for the occasion, followed by our Women’s History Month workshop in March. We invite everyone to come and celebrate with us!”

SAAM is a non-profit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Its mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity and spirituality of African art.

Mildred D. Field