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MUSEUM EVENTS 2022

2022 MUSEUM EVENTS

JANUARY EVENT/S 2022

 
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SOLSTICE SEAFARERS!

COME ASHORE during Solstice Seafarers!  FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.

 

18 DECEMBER 2021 - 2 JANUARY 2022

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN 

 

HUMAN CARGO: SAVANNAH AND THE OCEANIC SLAVE TRADE

The intention of “Human Cargo: Savannah and the Oceanic Slave Trade” is to recognize this region’s role in the African diaspora. From 1755 – 1858 hundreds of slave ships arrived in Savannah from the West Indies, the Caribbean, and Africa. Each of these vessels carried tens to hundreds of enslaved people destined to be sold on the auction block. The ordeals they suffered as human cargo included the loss of their freedom, families, homeland, identity, and even their names. We may never be able to recognize them individually, but we can call out the ships that were the instruments of their torture and the brokers who profited from their misery. While their names have been lost, the volume of their collective anguish has not. It is in tribute that we acknowledge their numbers and the path of their suffering through a blanketing of the Museum’s upper and lower atriums with a registry documenting their bitter journeys into Savannah slavery.

 Special focus will be given to the innumerable people who did not survive the journey. A tribute to those lost will be presented through a moving installation which will span the entirety of the North Garden’s reflecting pool. Artist and SCAD Professor Chris Nitsche will install a deconstructed slave ship which will be flanked with graphic sails created by Professor Rachel Green and the students of Georgia Southern. Professor Eric Clark and the students of Savannah State University will document the lost through ceramic sculpture within the waters of the pool.  This installation will be available for viewing free of charge

14 OCT 2021 - 27 FEB 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: 14 OCT 2021, 6-8 PM, FREE ADMISSION

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN 

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APRIL EVENT/S 2022

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SPRING BREAK SAILORS!

 GRAB A FRIEND AND JOIN US FOR  Spring Break Sailors!  FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.

 

16 - 24 APRIL 2022

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN