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The Legacy of William Christenberry
December 5, 2016

The Legacy of William Christenberry

By Erin Dunn, Telfair Museums Assistant Curator Hailing from the small town of Ringgold, GA, I feel an affinity to any artist who calls the South home, but especially to those who make the region their muse. The juxtapositions and mixed metaphors so central to the Southern environment were firmly captured by Tuscaloosa-born artist William […]

The story of Telfair Academy’s iconic sculptures
October 3, 2016

The story of Telfair Academy’s iconic sculptures

If these statues could talk, oh the stories they would tell…   In 1883, Carl Brandt was given $20,000 cash and a ticket to Europe to acquire the art for a brand new museum in Savannah. Located in the former mansion of one of Savannah’s most prominent families, this new museum was to be called […]

Cornelia Stokes and Laura Erazo Santanilla – Summer 2016 Curatorial Interns
August 26, 2016

Cornelia Stokes and Laura Erazo Santanilla – Summer 2016 Curatorial Interns

Here at Telfair, we’re always fortunate to have great volunteers and dedicated interns! This summer, we hosted two of those interns, Cornelia Stokes and Laura Erazo Santanilla. They joined our curatorial team to help put on new exhibitions and plan those for the year ahead. Cornelia and Laura are both fantastic people with a real love […]

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 […]

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