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Marilyn Classics Film Screening: The Misfits
January 1, 2014

Marilyn Classics Film Screening: The Misfits

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable each gave moving and nuanced final performances in this western drama written by Arthur Miller and directed by John Huston. In the film, Marilyn plays a recent divorcee who falls in with an aging cowboy (Gable), two younger men (Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach) and a scheme to capture wild mustangs in Nevada. Images taken by Magnum photographers during the filming […]

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December 12, 2013

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Gitanos, Bailadoras and Toreros: Robert Henri’s Spanish Types
November 5, 2013

Gitanos, Bailadoras and Toreros: Robert Henri’s Spanish Types

“Gitanos, Bailadoras and Toreros: Robert Henri’s Spanish Types,” a lecture by Holly Koons McCullough, former Telfair Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Light reception to follow.

Film Screening: “The Eternal Frame”
November 3, 2013

Film Screening: “The Eternal Frame”

For California art collectives T.R. Uthco and Ant Farm, the iconic event that signified the ultimate collusion of historical spectacle and media image was the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. This restored video begins with an excerpt from the only filmed record of Kennedy’s assassination: Super-8 footage shot by Abraham Zapruder, a bystander on […]

Providing a Window on a National Tragedy: JFK, Dallas and the Media
November 1, 2013

Providing a Window on a National Tragedy: JFK, Dallas and the Media

On the eve of the anniversary of the JFK assassination, Telfair presents a lecture by Dr. Bruce Mallard, who will discuss the assassination and the role of the media in public perception of the event. Dr. Mallard is an instructor of Political Science at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Looking at Something: Selected Work by Rafaël Rozendaal
October 22, 2013

Looking at Something: Selected Work by Rafaël Rozendaal

This extended installation originally organized for the 2014 PULSE Art and Technology Festival features the work Rafaël Rozendaal. A Dutch-Brazilian artist based in New York, Rozendaal  introduces himself as “a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.” The first artist to sell websites to private collectors, Rozendaal attracts international attention for his ability […]

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain
October 17, 2013

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain

Spanish Sojourns closed on March 9, 2014. Spanish Sojourns is 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. A leading proponent of the urban realist style that characterized the art of the Ashcan School, Henri was widely celebrated […]

Warhol/JFK: November 22, 1963 A Selection of Andy Warhol Prints from the Herbert Brito Collection
October 15, 2013

Warhol/JFK: November 22, 1963 A Selection of Andy Warhol Prints from the Herbert Brito Collection

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this November, Telfair Museums presents Warhol/JFK: November 22, 1963, a thought-provoking exhibition that explores the events of that defining moment in history from the perspective of one of America’s most important modern artists, Andy Warhol. On view are two bodies of […]

The Spanish Element in Our Nationality
October 5, 2013

The Spanish Element in Our Nationality

“The Spanish Element in Our Nationality: Rethinking the Creation of American Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century,” by M. Elizabeth Boone, Professor of History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta, Canada. Light reception follows. 

Allure of the Near East: Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art’s Touma Collection
September 19, 2013

Allure of the Near East: Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art’s Touma Collection

Showcasing a selection of everyday treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art’s Touma Collection, Allure of the Near East features over 70 objects from a broad geographical area including the Middle East, Turkey, Indian sub-continent, North Africa, and Europe and range in date from the 1st through the early 20th centuries. Various media showcase the […]