SAVANNAH, GA – Feb. 2, 2023 – The Savannah African Art Museum will be unveiling a new exhibit, “Between Two Worlds: Connecting the Realms of the Seen and Unseen” during the Savannah Black Heritage Festival (SBHF) on Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum’s additional SBHF participation includes screening of the documentary, “The Language We Cry In” and discussion at 6pm on February 8 and the “Tracing Your Roots” Workshop at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on February 11.
The museum’s new exhibit, “Between Two Worlds: Connecting the Realms of the Seen and Unseen”, centers around the intricate interweaving of cross-cultural belief systems, beginning with a Yoruba model to shed light on other traditional cultural practices throughout continental Africa. The exhibition, created by SCAD graduate and Savannah African Art Museum intern Apollo Hamwey in collaboration with curators Billie Stultz and Edwin Johnson, Ph.D., allow visitors to explore and consider the deep-rooted connections between the seen and unseen that link ancestors, communities, and cultures.
The Savannah African Art Museum collaborates with the Telfair Museum on February 8 at 6 p.m. for Part 1 of the W.W. Law Lecture Series with the screening of the documentary “The Language You Cry In,” followed by an interview and Q&A with Griffin Lotson, a Gullah Geechee Historian and Commissioner Vice-Chair of the National Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Commission, led by Savannah African Art Museum’s, Education and Community Outreach Liaison, Lisa Jackson.
The Museum will round out its SBHF participation with its “Tracing Your Roots: Tips & Resources” workshop in collaboration with the Bull Street Library. The workshop will be held in their Kaye Kole Genealogy & History Room on Saturday, February 11, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Librarian Linda Bridges will guide attendees through what resources are available at the library for Genealogy research, how one can get started on their search, and how to organize one’s findings.
The 34th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will be honoring Wesley W. Law’s 100th Birthday, as the Savannah Black Heritage Festival was originated under the guidance and leadership of W.W. Law and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAALH). For a full list of events taking place during the festival, please visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.org.
To learn more about Savannah African Art Museum, upcoming workshops, and the museum’s newest collections, please visit www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum.
Savannah African Art Museum is a nonprofit 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.
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