Made from the rarest silks to the simplest cottons, corduroys, wools, and modern polyesters, Telfair Museums’ small but important collection of quilts are presented in Historic Cottons to Modern Polyesters.Find out more »
In August, Telfair celebrates 100 years of art instruction in Savannah’s public schools with an exhibition of work by current elementary, middle, and high school art teachers working in the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. Lila Cabaniss, an artist, art teacher, and Telfair supporter, is said to have initiated the first art classes in the public schools system in 1915, and she became the first full-time art teacher in 1927. She was also the first to organize school field trips to Telfair Museums, an education program that endures today and benefits thousands of Savannah students each year.Find out more »
Director's Circle members only.Find out more »
Join Joanna Catron, Ph.D., Curator of the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont in Fredericksburg, Virginia, for a special lecture on the life and work of the celebrated artist and beloved Telfair advisor Gari Melchers.Find out more »
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.
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!
Celebrate Russian culture through the arts. Make your own paper Russian nesting dolls, fancy plastic picnic ware, and Faberge eggs. You can also hear a live performance of Russian music.Find out more »
Don your masks for an unforgettable night of revelry, enchantment, and gothic allure at the William Jay Society’s second annual Masquerade in the Mansion! Held in the beautiful (and possibly haunted!) historic Telfair Academy, this can’t-miss event features an array of dazzling décor and wild entertainment, including live music, libations, late-night treats, and lots of surprises!Find out more »
Take time to enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair, explore Telfair’s modern art collection, and apply a bit of your own creativity both inside and outside the museum!Find out more »
Take a deeper look at the art of Gari Melchers in a lecture by Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, titled “Artist and Advisor: Gari Melchers and Telfair Museums.”Find out more »