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September 2015
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Free Family Day – Explore the Owens-Thomas House

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owens-Thomas House,
124 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31401 United States

Join us for an afternoon of history, craft demonstrations, and exploration at the Owens-Thomas House. The main floor of the house will be open for interpretive tours in which families will meet characters from the history of the house, including Mary Maxwell and the Marquis de Lafayette, and learn about tea and entertaining customs of the period. Visitors will see demonstrations of traditional methods of spinning and bread making and learn to play games like marbles that were likely played by both the enslaved children and the free children in the household. Families will also see a demonstration of the faux-finishing techniques used in the house and participate in a hands-on marbleizing activity.

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Art on Tap: Jepson Unplugged

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Join us as we throw back to the 1990s and transform the Jepson Center into a “coffeehouse” in celebration of the national exhibition Come As You Are. Guests are invited to sit back and listen as Coy Campbell of Nightingale News performs acoustic versions of classic 90s songs from favorite bands like Nirvana and the Pixies. A special tapas-style menu will be available from the Jepson Café, along with wine and beer from a cash bar. A limited number of tickets are available; advance purchase is recommended.

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A Visit to the Penn Center with FAAA

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Penn Center is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves. It is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. It is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. Penn Center is located on St. Helena Island, one of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands. Established 150 years ago in 1862 as Penn School, an experimental program to educate Sea Island slaves at the beginning of the Civil War, it is the oldest and most persistent survivor of the Port Royal Experiment. Telfair Museums has coiled baskets in its collection made by students at the Penn School from the early 20th century.

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October 2015

2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Deborah Willis

October 8 @ 6:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts is pleased to announce the 2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by eminent photography scholar and artist Dr. Deborah Willis. The lecture will connect to the exhibition Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the work of Thomas and other contemporary artists restaging historical art scenes.

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Free Family Day – Impressionism

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Telfair Academy,
121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Get ready for Monet and create lasting impressions at the historic Telfair Academy by exploring the painting techniques and the color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art. We will help you make your own color book. Go on an impressionism scavenger hunt, play color games in the galleries, and enjoy impressionist music in the beautiful rotunda.

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Monet and American Impressionism Director’s Circle Preview Dinner

October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Galleries open at 5 pm for previewing, cocktails at 5:30 pm, “pop-up” lecture at 6:30 pm, and dinner at 7:30 pm. The evening’s special guests will be Rebecca M. Nagy, PhD, Director, and Dulce Roman, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art, both of the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida.

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Monet Soirée!

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Telfair Museums invites members and guests to a special evening celebrating the opening of Monet and American Impressionism. Telfair members and lecture ticket holders will enjoy a special
sneak peek of the exhibit and a lecture on impressionism given by Courtney McNeil at 6 pm. Following the lecture, guests will enjoy a dazzling reception of French-inspired food as well as drinks, music, and gallery viewing!

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Monet and American Impressionism opens

October 16
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Monet and American Impressionism highlights the work of more than twenty American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French impressionism. The exhibition presents four paintings by Claude Monet alongside roughly fifty paintings and twenty prints by many of the leading figures of American impressionism, such as Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. These artists adopted the innovations of French impressionism and ultimately paved the way to a uniquely American style of painting in the late nineteenth century. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, intimate depictions of women and children, and images of modern life in American cities, which together generate dialogues about techniques, composition, and subject matter.

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Monet Lecture – Modern Light, Monet, and the Americans

October 29 @ 6:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Lecture by Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews

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Masquerade in the Mansion

October 30 @ 9:00 pm
Telfair Academy,
121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Don your masks for an unforgettable masquerade in the mansion, presented by Telfair’s William Jay Society. Intrigue and revelry await as you wander the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy, once the mansion home of one of Georgia’s most prominent historical families and now site of Telfair Museums’ collection of masterful paintings and sculptures.

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