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Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s
March 18, 2014

Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s

This exhibition is the first major American museum survey to historicize the art of the pivotal decade of the 1990s. Showcasing approximately 60 works by 46 artists, this exhibition provides an overview of art made in the United States between 1989 and 2001—from the fall of Communism to the tragedy of 9/11—covering issues such as globalization, the “identity politics” debates, and […]

Monet and American Impressionism
February 18, 2014

Monet and American Impressionism

Highlighting vivid depictions of modern life in America between 1888 and 1920, this spectacular exhibition will feature artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. It will address parallels between the selected works and aspects of social and cultural life in the United Stated during the period. […]

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah
February 9, 2014

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah

Telfair Museums presents Slavery and Freedom in Savannah in conjunction with the newly published book of the same title. The exhibition’s images, documentary accounts and objects from Telfair Museums and other collections provide a deeper understanding of our collective American past. Viewed with a wider lens, pieces such as the neoclassical tea service owned by Frances Lewis Bolton Richardson […]

W.W. Law Lecture Series
February 6, 2014

W.W. Law Lecture Series

Savannah Black Heritage Festival: W.W. Law Lecture Series Going West – African Americans and ‘The Great Migration’ Westward in the 1870s. Beverly Jenkins is a leading writer of African American historical romance fiction. She specializes in 19th century African American life. As this year’s W.W. Law lecturer, Ms. Jenkins will discuss the connection between her […]

Cuppetelli and Mendoza – Notional Field (Savannah)
January 22, 2014

Cuppetelli and Mendoza – Notional Field (Savannah)

Detroit-based artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza combine fiber art with high definition video in a series of mesmerizing interactive works. In Notional Field (see front cover), vertical parallel lines of elastic cord are illuminated with a computer-generated video projection of lines. The motion of the projected lines is controlled by software which makes them […]

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo – For Those Who Wait
January 22, 2014

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo – For Those Who Wait

New York-based artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo’s works focus on the act of leaving one’s imprint for the next generation, and reflect the digital age obsession for personal archiving and the collecting of friends and contacts in social media. In For Those Who Wait, an interac­tive video sculpture about the physicality of time, Barcia-Colombo presents a collection […]

Ray Ellis
January 4, 2014

Ray Ellis

When celebrated artist Ray Ellis passed away last year at the age of 92, he left behind a legacy of artistic achievement that spanned nearly eight decades. Beloved for his iconic images of Martha’s Vineyard and the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina, Ellis combined his grounding in art history with his personal sensitivity to […]

Karrie Hovey: …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out
January 3, 2014

Karrie Hovey: …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out

Noted San Francisco-based artist Karrie Hovey undertakes a residency at Telfair Museums to raise awareness of the creative possibilities of recycled materials and to support the City of Savannah’s recycling effort. Hovey has created her art in venues across the U.S. and China, highlighting issues from recycling to endangered species. Hovey transforms humble materials into vibrant gardens, using items such as cast-off packing foam and […]

Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception
January 2, 2014

Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception

5 pm VIP viewing and complimentary drinks for Contributing and Director’s Circle levels of membership. 6 pm Lecture followed by reception for general membership and guests with paid admission. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine. Celebrating the Telfair Academy and the opening of Mansion to Museum, this program refocuses the Telfair […]

Supplied By England: The Thomas Gibbons Silver Collection
January 1, 2014

Supplied By England: The Thomas Gibbons Silver Collection

Lecture by Tania Sammons, Telfair Museums Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Historic Sites Serving as the closing program for the popular exhibit Silver from the Rizza Collection, this lecture will feature objects from the impressive silver collection once owned by the four-time mayor of Savannah, Thomas Gibbons. The Georgia Museum of Art’s upcoming book Homecoming: The Sixth […]