Lecture by Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education
July 11, 2013 | 6 pm
The twentieth-century portion of the exhibition includes a selection of works representing the exchange of ideas between Savannah and New York. Included are Savannahians Christopher A.D. Murphy, Augusta Oelschig and Luther Vann, who worked in New York in the 1920s, 50s and 40s-80s respectively. Also highlighted are New York-based artists who worked in Savannah over extended periods of time, such as Alexander Brook and William Scharf. Post-World War II artists working in New York are represented in a group of works from the collection by abstract expressionists James Brooks, Conrad Marca-Relli, and Elaine de Kooning. The exhibition also represents major artists working in New York in recent decades–including Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein. Works by these artists and other notables were given to the museum in honor of Museum of Modern Art curator and Savannah native Kirk Varnedoe in 2006. The exhibition concludes with visiting artists of recent years who have worked with the Telfair, among them Tim Rollins and new media artist Daniel Shiffman.