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February 2016

W.W. Law Lecture by Dr. Otis Johnson

February 11 | 6:30 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

One of the "little known history facts" about Savannah, Georgia is that a tragic event occurred in 1859. The largest slave sale in the history of slavery in the United States took place in Savannah over a two-day period, beginning March 3, 1859, when 436 men, women, children and infants were sold at a racetrack to pay off the debts of Pierce M. Butler, a Philadelphian who owned two plantations along the Georgia coast. The lecture will briefly examine slavery…

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State of the Art Opening Lecture & Reception

February 18 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Enjoy a lecture by Seattle-based video artist Susie J. Lee, whose work in State of the Art adds a new dimension to the ancient art of portraiture.

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March 2016

Landmark Opening Lecture and Reception

March 10 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Join Telfair’s team of curators and special guests as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jepson Center with this fast-paced presentation, spotlighting the “greatest hits” of the museum’s collection acquired over the past decade and special moments from Jepson history. From sparkling silver, to contemporary prints, to stunning 19th-century paintings, this PechaKucha-style presentation gives each participant five minutes to highlight some of their favorite pieces and recollections that formed the foundation of this landmark museum. Come dressed in Jepson…

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State of the Art Lecture by Vanessa German

March 31 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Described by the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art as a “force of nature,” Vanessa German creates compelling works that invoke the power to protect children endangered by circumstance and location. Her “power figures” feature accumulations of found objects that decorate black figures she constructs from dolls and found objects, and imbues with beauty and magic. German is a vigorous advocate for children in her Pittsburgh neighborhood, creating safe spaces for art-making amid violence and danger. She launched Art House in…

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April 2016

Elvis at 21 Opening Lecture and Sock Hop Celebration

April 21 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Telfair is pleased to present a lecture by Chris Murray, founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC. Mr. Murray worked closely with the late photographer Alfred Wertheimer, and is the organizer of the exhibition.

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