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Women Artists in Savannah, 1920–1960
August 18, 2014

Women Artists in Savannah, 1920–1960

The period of roughly 1920 through 1960 saw the development of a vibrant artistic community in Savannah. Organizations such as the Savannah Art Association (founded in 1920 as the Savannah Art Club), the Southern States Art League, and the Association of Georgia Artists worked in tandem with Telfair to encourage the arts in Savannah by organizing exhibitions, providing art instruction, and bringing visiting […]

Whitfield Lovell: Deep River
August 15, 2014

Whitfield Lovell: Deep River

Artist Whitfield Lovell is internationally renowned for his thought-provoking portraits and signature tableaux. In this exhibition, Lovell utilizes sculpture, video, drawing, sound, and music to create an environment that fully engages our senses and emotions. His art pays tribute to the lives of anonymous African Americans and is universal in its exploration of passage, memory, and the search […]

The Paintings of Anne Taylor Nash
July 18, 2014

The Paintings of Anne Taylor Nash

Anne Taylor Nash (1884–1968) did not begin painting until she was forty years old, when she became inspired by the example of her close friend Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, an artist and a key figure in the Charleston Renaissance. Nash would go on to study art at the Gibbes Memorial Art Gallery (now the Gibbes Museum of Art) in Charleston, the Pennsylvania Academy […]

Anne Ferrer: Hot Pink
June 18, 2014

Anne Ferrer: Hot Pink

The Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium will house a monumental inflatable sculpture by acclaimed Parisian artist Anne Ferrer. Titled Hot Pink, the huge biomorphic work was originally commissioned by the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, for that museum’s light-filled atrium. Ferrer is noted for her colorful, sensuous, and playful sculptures, which have been shown in venues ranging […]

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting
May 17, 2014

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, Telfair Museums presents an exhibition exploring the wartime hero’s secret weapon: his paintbrush. The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting features several paintings by the iconic British leader as well as photographs, letters, and other personal belongings drawn from the family holdings of […]

Life’s a Beach: Photographs by Martin Parr
April 18, 2014

Life’s a Beach: Photographs by Martin Parr

A photographer of beaches for many decades, Martin Parr captures the full range of vibrancy, humor, and stark human exposure that have flocked sandy shorelines for generations. Featuring close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the many colors of beachfront kitsch, this exhibition presents images of beachgoers on shores throughout the world, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Spain, Italy, Latvia, […]

Helen Levitt: In the Street
April 16, 2014

Helen Levitt: In the Street

For more than seventy years, Helen Levitt (1913-2009) used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life on the streets of New York City. Roaming through the Lower East Side, Spanish Harlem and other urban neighborhoods, Levitt began her career equipped with a handheld Leica with a right-angle viewfinder that allowed her to remain unobtrusive […]

Street by James Nares
April 16, 2014

Street by James Nares

Just as photographer Helen Levitt first began drawing her inspiration from the streets of New York City in the 1940s, contemporary artist James Nares takes today’s New York streets as his subject in his mesmerizing 61-minute high-definition video Street. Nares, a native of London who came to New York in 1974, describes Street as “a love letter […]

Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection
April 16, 2014

Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection

Spanning the years 1810–1896, this exhibition examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South. Having originated in European literature and art, romanticism found its way to America. The same ideals found in the canvases of the Hudson River School also colored the art of painters who found their […]

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon
April 15, 2014

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon

Marilyn Monroe was an American star, but she captivated the world. Telfair Museums is pleased to present Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon, an internationally traveling exhibition featuring dozens of works owned by private collectors in Europe, Sotheby’s archives, European art galleries and the estates of artists who interpreted the muse that was “Marilyn.” Presented in a variety of media including videos, photos […]