September 2
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Free | No registration required

Visit Ink, Silk, and Gold one last time before it leaves Jacksonville. Enjoy live music, art demonstrations, hands-on art-making activities, and performances arranged to celebrate this memorable exhibition. For further information, please call 904.356.6857.


Schedule of events 

Closing Day Celebration activities are for all ages and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LOGGIA:

HENNA TATTOOING - Since ancient times, henna has been a part of celebrations, including religious holidays, battle victories, births, birthdays, and weddings. Across the henna growing region, when there is joy, there is henna. 

MUSIC - Arvid Smith plays an array of instruments commonly found in many of the countries represented in Ink, Silk, and Gold.

MOSH - Educators from the Museum of Science & History present an activity celebrating Muslim civilization’s contribution to science. This is offered in conjunction with 1001 Inventions: The Muslim Scientific Heritage in Our World, an exhibition currently on display at MOSH.

JEWELRY MAKING DEMO - Moitreyi Nayek Das will be demonstrating the techniques used to create her original designs.


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CONCOURSE:

SENSORY STATION - Take your senses on a journey to Turkey. Meltem Altintas from the Istanbul Cultural center will have a sensory station devoted to the aromas, spices, and dishes commonly enjoyed in accordance with holidays and cultural celebrations in Turkey.


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ROUND ROOM 

BOARD GAMES FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD  - Many of the board games we enjoy today were actually created or popularized by Islamic travelers during antiquity and the Middle Ages. Challenge a family member or a fellow Museum visitor to a game of chess, checkers, backgammon, or mancala at this hands-on station.


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BLUE STUDIO

ART ACTIVITY - Museum educators will assist you in creating your own Ramadan Lantern in celebration of Ink, Silk, and Gold.


10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the UPPER OLMSTED GARDEN

YOGA - Bailey’s Health & Fitness presents yoga against the backdrop of the historic Cummer Gardens and the St. Johns River.


11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the MASON GALLERY

POETRY READINGS - Yvette Hyater-Adams, MA-TLA, runs Narratives for Change, a business that uses storytelling to cultivate and preserve women’s personal and leadership narratives. She has curated a poetry selection in response to Ink, Silk, and Gold that she will be presenting within the exhibition space


Noon and 2 p.m. in the MASON GALLERY

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME - Duval County school teacher, Anita Sheikh will conduct a read-aloud children’s storytime that fosters thoughtful consideration of some of the cultures represented in Ink, Silk, and Gold.