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January 2017

Nick Cave Members-Only Opening Lecture and Reception

January 26 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Join Denise Markonish, curator at MASS MoCA, for a lecture on the art of Nick Cave. Markonish is curator of the exhibition Nick Cave: Until, the artist’s largest solo exhibition project to date. A noted and influential curator, Markonish has produced numerous other projects at MASS MoCA. She has taught at Williams College and the Rhode Island School of Design and is head of the advisory committee for the SETI Institute’s artist-in-residence program. Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild.

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February 2017

Savannah Black Heritage Festival W.W. Law Lecture

February 9 | 6:30 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Telfair is proud to host the annual W.W. Law Lecture in conjunction with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. This year’s featured speaker, Juliana Richardson, is Founder and Executive Director of The History Makers, the nation’s largest African American oral history video archive housed in the Library of Congress. The History Makers is a national nonprofit educational institution based in Chicago, committed to preserving, developing, and providing easy access to an internationally recognized archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories.

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Wundercamera Opening Lecture and Reception

February 16 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Join London-based artist and curator Klaus Wehner for an illuminating discussion of Wundercamera: Savannah. Using mediums of photography and video, Wehner’s work has focused on museums for a number of years, exploring our dynamic relationships to art objects and the power of museums to inform our awareness and culture.

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Lecture by Photographer Judy Linn

February 28 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Telfair presents a lecture by renowned American photographer Judy Linn, best known for her collaborations with legendary musician and writer Patti Smith. Linn has produced an extensive body of work since graduating from the Pratt Institute in 1969, including solo shows at Feature Gallery, New York; The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; White Columns; and the Fotomuseum.

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March 2017

#art912: Cameron Allen and Will Penny artist talk

March 2 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Telfair Museums will feature a unique collaboration between local artists Will Penny and Cameron Allen that investigates ideas of constructed and mediated reality. This installation is part of Telfair’s #art912 initiative, a dedicated platform to raise the visibility and promote the vitality of artists from Savannah.

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April 2017

The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Celeste-Marie Bernier

April 11 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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FAAA joins with the Telfair Academy Guild to present the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. The speaker, Celeste-Marie Bernier, is an internationally-noted scholar and author of the recent book Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin (University of Virginia Press).

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