Booth Western Art Museum is turning 9!
It's set to celebrate Saturday, Aug. 25, with a full day of Western activities, including games and activities in the Booth Ballroom, continuous entertainment in the Booth Theatre and more. The Booth Birthday Party is free for members and included in the price of admission for not-yet members.
"It’s been a wonderful nine years,” Executive Director Seth Hopkins said in a press release. "Booth loves throwing the Birthday Party as a celebration of our museum, but also as a thank-you to our community, which has always supported us."
The Birthday Party is also Booth’s Member Appreciation Day. In addition to free admission, the museum will be providing a free lunch in the café to all members. The same lunch will be available to not-yet members for $5.
The Birthday Party also will include activities for children, such as bean bag toss, Snake in the Bucket and Geronimo art matching; Magician David Ginn's story of Lewis and Clark with magic tricks; and photo opportunities throughout the museum's galleries. Members of the Booth Artists Guild and Booth Photography Guild also will provide demonstrations.
This year, Booth has a couple of new birthday surprises as well.
A new sculpture, In Search of the Snow Goose, by Fritz White, will be unveiled on the Booth North Lawn at 10 a.m. In conjunction with the introduction of the new Booth Emerging Artists Guild, there will also be an array of art activities on the lawn such as chalk drawing and yarn bombing, which reflect the type of classes that will be offered through the BEAG, intended for ages 12 to 16. And on display in the Booth Ballroom will be a small exhibition of work completed by campers from the Johns Creek Summer Art Program, who chose a Western art theme for their summer camps this year.
Booth has also recently partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting for a series on Frontier Heroes and Heroines. Booth will be showing a series of three movies on Western icons.
After each documentary, Historian Jim Dunham will give a presentation on art that reflects the hero or heroine, and guests will be given a map to find that art in the museum.
The first film, a documentary on Geronimo, will be shown in conjunction with the Birthday Party at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Booth Theatre. The next films in the series will be Annie Oakley on Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m., and Wyatt Earp on Oct. 20, also at 10:30 a.m.
All three film screenings are free with museum admission, a Booth membership, or a GPB membership. Those interested in reserving a seat to guarantee admittance to the screening should call 770-387-1300.
Admission to Booth’s birthday celebration is free for Booth Museum members. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $7 for students, and free for active military with I.D. and children 12 and under.
For more information on Booth Museum, visit www.boothmuseum.org or call 770-387-1300.