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Going inside Elvis at 21 at the Jepson Center
July 19, 2016

Going inside Elvis at 21 at the Jepson Center

by Zach Powers, Telfair Museums Digital Communications Coordinator   Elvis at 21 is a collection of more than 40 candid photographs taken of the young king of rock ‘n’ roll in the spring and summer of 1956. That’s the year Elvis’s star exploded onto the national stage, and photographer Alfred Wertheimer was given intimate access […]

The story behind Boxed In/Break Out at the Jepson Center
June 23, 2016

The story behind Boxed In/Break Out at the Jepson Center

Artist Tricia Cookson installing Boxed In/Break Out   By Erin Dunn, curator for Boxed in/Break Out I like art when you least expect it. In a phone booth, down a side street, inside an otherwise empty room. That’s why when I was challenged to think about what the east-side windows at the Jepson Center could be used […]

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain
June 1, 2013

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain

This October, the Telfair will be presenting a major exhibition over five years in the making: Spanish Sojourns. This ground breaking show will be the first museum exhibition dedicated to the Spanish paintings of Robert Henri (1865-1929), one of the most influential American artists of the early 20th century. Henri traveled to Spain seven times […]

Message from the Director: May 2013
May 1, 2013

Message from the Director: May 2013

Tania Sammons, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Historic Sites; Dr. Frank Rizza; Lisa Grove, Director/CEO Hello Friends, As we bid farewell to the incredible Renaissance paintings from the Uffizi Gallery, we look forward to several exhibitions on view this summer highlighting the museum’s permanent collection. At the Jepson Center, we feature two exhibitions that […]

Interview with Sarah Frost: Arsenal
March 27, 2013

Interview with Sarah Frost: Arsenal

We had the opportunity to sit down with artist Sarah Frost when she visited Savannah to begin the process of installing Arsenal. Sarah Frost was born in Detroit and grew up in Rochester, NY. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Artists Panel with Keita Takahashi, Clement Shimizu and Andrew Hieronymi
January 31, 2013

Artists Panel with Keita Takahashi, Clement Shimizu and Andrew Hieronymi

PULSE: Art & Technology Festival 2013 is off to a fantastic start! We had a great turnout last night for Hye Yeon Nam and her talk on her various projects, all featured in her exhibition Unfamiliar Behavior: Works by Hye Yeon Nam. The exhibition will be on view at the Jepson Center until April 28, but make […]

Featured Artists of the 18th Annual Telfair Art Fair
November 5, 2012

Featured Artists of the 18th Annual Telfair Art Fair

We’re excited for the 18th Annual Telfair Art Fair, happening November 9-11 in and around Telfair Square. Read on to get pumped up for this year’s Art Fair, taking a look at the winners from last year who will be joining us again! Suzy Schultz Atlanta, GA Suzyschultz.net PAINTING — BEST IN SHOW Suzy Schultz […]

Become a Docent at Telfair Museums!
September 25, 2012

Become a Docent at Telfair Museums!

Are you interested in becoming a Docent? Docent training begins Thursday, October 4  at 3 pm! Volunteer docents serve as the Telfair’s most visible and important public ambassadors, conducting tours and welcoming both local and out-of-town visitors. All that is required is a love for art and enthusiasm for meeting new people every day. Don’t know […]

Telfair Museums Ask a Curator Day Q&A
September 19, 2012

Telfair Museums Ask a Curator Day Q&A

Tania Sammons, Curator of Decorative Arts and the Owens-Thomas House, and Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education, took time out of their day to answer questions posed on Twitter, Facebook and via email with #AskACurator  Day. Here’s the full Q&A! Tania and Harry are really excited to share their knowledge with all of you. #AskACurator Tania […]

Director’s Message: September-December, 2012
September 13, 2012

Director’s Message: September-December, 2012

In June I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the major exhibition George Bellows at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. There I had the privilege of seeing George Bellows’ Snow Capped River, one of the highlights of Telfair Museums’ permanent collection, hanging alongside dozens of other major Bellows works […]