Artist Gari Melchers played an invaluable role in shaping the collection of Telfair Museums. During his tenure as fine arts advisor from 1906 to 1916, Melchers facilitated the purchase of many of
the best-known works in the permanent collection, including iconic canvases by artists such as George Bellows, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and many others. Yet Telfair did not acquire a single
work by Melchers himself until after he stepped down from his official role in 1916. To commemorate that occasion, Telfair’s board arranged for the purchase of Melchers’s The Unpretentious
Garden, a painting that is now one of the most beloved works in the museum’s collection.
Telfair Museums invites you to the Jepson Center for the #art912 Summit on August 27. The #art912 Summit will focus on the contemporary art scene in Savannah with a panel discussion hosted by ARC Savannah, alecture by a multi-disciplinary artist Ed Woodham, and more!Find out more »
Come support education and the arts! The William Jay Society will host a small reception and gallery talk of Face to Face with Middleton Curatorial Fellow Erin Dunn. This event will also support the art program at Jacob G. Smith Elementary with admission being art supplies that the school needs to fund their blossoming art program! The gallery talk will begin at 6pm with a small reception with sweet tea, and even sweeter lemonade, beginning at 5:30pm!Find out more »
Discover the art of meditation and balance with the Art of Yoga at Telfair Museums. Led by professional yoga instructor, Kendall Beene, this class welcomes individuals of all skill levels, linking breath and movement in an exploration of yoga as a creative force. Enjoy the tranquility of the museum alongside the soothing sounds of classical guitarist Sean Driscoll for a yoga experience unlike any other. Please bring your own mat. This event is co-sponsored by Beetnix, who will provide a special after-yoga delight!Find out more »
For Melchers Society member only.
Our host, new Melchers Society member and experienced appraiser and auctioneer, Amanda Everard, will guide us through her upcoming auction of decorative and fine arts. Enjoy wine and light hors d’oeuvres while learning how antique furniture pieces are evaluated and authenticated.Find out more »
One of Savannah's most popular art events, the Mystical Arts of Tibet returns as the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery revisit the Jepson Center to create a sand mandala in the Eckburg Atrium during a weeklong residency. To date, the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 venues throughout the United States and Europe, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the monks’ very first appearance at the Jepson Center!Find out more »
Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!Find out more »
In conjunction with a visit by the Tibetan Monks, Telfair will offer child-friendly introductions to the culture of Tibet. Learn the geography, try butter tea, make a meditation jar, and try your hand at sand painting!Find out more »
Director's Circle members only.
Cocktails begin in the Eckburg Atrium at 5pm. Then, at 6pm, enjoy brief remarks in the Neises Auditorium followed by a 20-minute lecture by special guest and collector of Russian Decorative art from The Tsars’ Cabinet, Kathleen Durdin. From 6:30 to 7pm, members are invited to preview the exhibition in the Steward Galleries, followed by dinner at 7:30pm at Elizabeth on 37th. Tickets are $95. To preregister, contact Carrington Woods at 912.790.8866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »