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February 2016

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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State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now Exhibit Opens

February 19
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now presents a snapshot of the unusually diverse and nuanced range of artwork created by contemporary artists living in America today.

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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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Landmark: A Decade of Collecting at the Jepson Center opens

March 11
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Since the Jepson Center opened its doors to the public 10 years ago, Telfair Museums has added 1,267 works of art to its permanent collection. These works encompass a broad range of time periods, styles, and media, ranging from 19th-century paintings to digital interactive installations. To celebrate the remarkable strides made in collecting during the Jepson Center era, this exhibition highlights 10 of the most significant acquisitions made from 2006 to the present.

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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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Elvis at 21 opens

April 22
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Taken during the year Elvis Presley turned 21, Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs are a remarkable visual record of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring figure. When Elvis walked on stage in 1956, time stopped—and then exploded. The earth shook on its axis and the beat of everyday life was jolted. In an instant, mainstream America’s veneer of cultural complacency evaporated. The year 1956 was the year Elvis released his first record, made his first television appearance, and started his movie career; it…

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Boxed In/Break Out opens

April 28
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Telfair Museums is excited to offer local Chatham County artists an opportunity to feature their art in the Jepson Center! The call to artists seeks entries for Boxed In/Break Out, a museum-sponsored public art installation at Telfair Museums that involves activating six windows at the Jepson Center facing Barnard Street. The artist chosen would have a detailed plan for how to utilize all six windows in a cohesive manner through self-created art that fulfills the following criteria: creativity, originality, feasibility,…

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