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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM RESUMES REGULAR OPERATING HOURS, LIMITS CAPACITY AND TOUR SIZES

SAVANNAH, GA – September 20, 2021 – The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) has resumed normal, pre-pandemic operating hours but will continue to limit capacity inside the museum as well as group sizes for each tour. SAAM opens its doors each week from Wednesday to Saturday, welcoming guests from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The West Africa gallery tours start on the hour, every hour, with the first tour beginning at 11 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. The Central Africa gallery tours start every hour on the half our, with the first tour beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Masks are required for all visitors and staff while inside the museum. Signage is placed throughout the museum to direct the flow of traffic and encourage social distancing. Sanitizer stations are also located throughout the building for guests and staff. All public areas will be sanitized throughout the day.

“The ability to resume our normal business hours is a welcome change to both our staff and our guests. We are so pleased to offer our visitors more time to learn about the history of African art and the cultural influences it had, and still has, around the world,” said SAAM Founding Executive Director and Chief Curator Billie Stultz. “We are still leaving in place some social distancing and other protection measures, but that also indicates that we are able to offer a clean and safe environment for everyone.”

The Savannah African Art Museum is a nonprofit institution devoted to spreading awareness and appreciation of African culture. It touts an art collection of over 1,000 objects from West and Central Africa. The museum’s collection spans over 28 countries and represents over 180 cultures.

Admission is free; donations are welcomed and appreciated.

For more information about the museum or to access virtual tours and initiatives, please visits www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org  or follow SAAM on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest using the handle @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum.

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