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August 2017

Lift Every Voice: African American History in Savannah

August 20 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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The Owens-Thomas House will be free  to the public on August 20, 12-4pm and focusing their programs on African American History to celebrate the National Museum of African American History Center's recent opening.

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Rodin: The Human Experience Members-Only Opening Lecture — SOLD OUT

August 31 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church,6pm; Reception and Exhibition Viewing at Jepson Center, 7–8pm Members only; FREE Due to limited seating and high demand, this event is sold out! Call Lauren Grant at 912.790.8866 to reserve your spot on the waitlist.  Telfair opens this striking exhibition of works by the renowned French sculptor with a lecture by Judith Sobol, Executive Director of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Sobol will speak about the formation of the Cantor Collection, which at one…

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September 2017

Rodin: The Human Experience opens

September 1
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Rodin: The Human Experience presents a selection of 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the French sculptor who left behind 19th century academic traditions to focus on conveying the passion and vitality of the human spirit.

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Lila Cabaniss SCCPSS Art Teachers Exhibition opens

September 4
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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September 4 - October 1 Did you know that there are dozens of talented artists teaching every day in Savannah’s public schools? Named after pioneering Savannah artist and teacher Lila Cabaniss, this exhibition includes work in a variety of media by local art educators.

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Generation Exhibition closes

September 10
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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TAGtalks

September 11 | 10:00 am
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions for Telfair Museums

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Dining In Regency Style

September 12 | 5:30 pm
Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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Shannon Browning-Mullis, Curator of History and Decorative Arts, will share stories about architect William Jay’s design of the Dining Room in the house now named for the Owens and Thomas families, and take us back to the extravagant Regency Era dining practices and the people who provided the luxury enjoyed by Richard and Frances Richardson and their guests. Amanda Everard, President of Everard Auctions and Appraisals, will speak about Regency Era furniture in general, and specifically, we will study some…

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Rodin Director’s Circle Exclusive Showing and Dinner

September 18 | 5:00 pm
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Cocktails begin at 5pm in the Telfair Academy Sculpture Garden. At 6pm, enjoy a scholarly orientation to the master sculptor and his work in the Rotunda by Courtney McNeil. From 6:30–7pm, members are invited to preview the exhibition in the Steward South and Kane Galleries at the Jepson Center, followed by a French-themed dinner at 39 Rue de Jean at 7:30pm. Tickets are $95. To preregister, contact Lauren Grant at 912.790.8866 or grantl@telfair.org.

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Art Start: Complex Uncertainties

September 21 | 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Stroller and Toddler Tours Our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us! $5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

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Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern opens

September 22
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern is an exhibition curated by Triple Candie and commissioned and organized by Telfair Museums. A multimedia exhibition that challenges reality, questions authenticity, and ignites discussions about the power of museums to bestow objects with “high” or “low” value, Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern will reflect on Varnedoe’s contributions to curatorial practice and examine the first major exhibition he organized as chief curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture (October 7, 1990–January 15, 1991), with the hindsight of three decades.

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