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August 2017

Rodin: The Human Experience Members-Only Opening Lecture — SOLD OUT

August 31 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church,6pm; Reception and Exhibition Viewing at Jepson Center, 7–8pm Members only; FREE Due to limited seating and high demand, this event is sold out! Call Lauren Grant at 912.790.8866 to reserve your spot on the waitlist.  Telfair opens this striking exhibition of works by the renowned French sculptor with a lecture by Judith Sobol, Executive Director of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Sobol will speak about the formation of the Cantor Collection, which at one…

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September 2017

Rodin: Inspired by Beethoven lecture and luncheon

September 25 | 10:30 am
Trinity United Methodist Church and the Jepson Center, 225 W President Street
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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Former Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation fellow and musicologist Olivia Mattis, PhD, will explore the inspiration Rodin derived from the music of Beethoven. Lunch to follow at Jepson Center.

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October 2017

Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Kimberly Camp

October 5 | 6:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President Street
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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For the fall 2017 Lawrence Lecture Telfair Museums presents a talk by distinguished museum director and artist Kimberly Camp, who will tell the fascinating and largely unknown story of collector Albert C. Barnes and his relationship with the African American community. Ms. Camp is a former director of the Experimental Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, and in 1998 became the first president and CEO in the history of The Barnes Foundation.

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Scenic Impressions: Opening Lecture and Reception

October 12 | 6:00 pm
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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To open Scenic Impressions, Telfair presents a lecture by noted scholar of Southern art Martha Severens. Severens is a former curator at museums including the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, and the Greenville County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC. She has authored and co-authored numerous books on American art including Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: An Artist, a Place, and a Time; Andrew Wyeth, America’s Painter; More Than a Likeness: the Enduring Art…

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ART PAPERS Live: A Conversation with Triple Candie

October 21 | 3:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Free and open to the public. What value do museums place on art objects, and how does that affect what they choose to exhibit? How in turn does that affect how you value objects, and what you learn and how you behave in a museum? These were questions raised in Kirk Varnedoe’s first major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1990, and they are central to Triple Candie’s curatorial practice, which avoids fine art completely and reduces all…

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November 2017

Lecture: Conservation and Restoration at the Owens-Thomas House

November 2 | 5:30 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Free and open to the public. A lecture by Buildings Curator Sonja Wallen presents the Owens-Thomas House as an evolving example of historic preservation and the various approaches and treatments used in its material preservation throughout the home’s nearly 70 years as an historic house museum. A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House will follow.

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#art912, Avanguardia: Artist Talk and Reception

November 16 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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Free and open to the public. Savannah-based artist Lisa D. Watson (American, b. 1967) discusses her exhibition Avanguardia, which explores the encroachment of the constructed environment on the natural landscape. Avanguardia is part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative, a dedicated platform to showcase the work of Savannah artists.

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December 2017

I Have Marks to Make Exhibition Reception and Opening

December 10 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States
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For more than two decades, this perennial exhibition reminds us that art making is for everyone and that art can play a healing role in our lives. The exhibition features work by participants of all ages from Telfair’s outreach to local organizations and from community.

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