Telfair Museums has teamed up with local collectors in the greater Savannah area to present Savannah Collects, an exhibit of beloved treasures housed throughout the community. From eighteenth- and nineteenth-century silver, furniture, paintings, and prints to modern and contemporary art, Savannah Collects will give members and visitors a chance to see the kind of art their neighbors live with. Lenders to the exhibition have each graciously spared one beloved object from their collections for the duration of the show.
The diversity of the exhibit reflects Savannah’s wonderfully eclectic tastes in fine and decorative arts. Objects range from a small 18th-century tea caddy made by the English female silversmith Elizabeth Godfrey to whimsical objects, such as a former environmental section of art from the property of famed Georgia self-taught artist Howard Finster. Also on display is a bright orange, bulbous sculpture by contemporary artist Roxy Paine. While exploring a glimpse into hidden Savannah, visitors will enjoy pondering the concept of collecting art and may feel inspired to start or build their own holdings!
Director’s Circle Preview Dinner
Wednesday, October 1 | 6pm
Exhibition Preview followed by dinner at Local 11ten
Seating at dinner is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $95 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required by Monday, September 29. Please RSVP to Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by Delta Air Lines.
Savannah Collects Members Opening and Collectors Panel
Thursday, October 2 | 6pm
Join three prominent collectors from the Savannah area—Eleanore De Sole, John Duncan, and Walter O. Evans—to learn what motivated them to collect and how their collections have evolved over time. Followed by a
reception for general membership and guests with paid admission. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine.
Eric Desmazieres (French, born 1948)
The Great Battle II, 1978
Etching on paper
Collection of Mr. Josh Keller
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001)
Collection of Barbara Archer