Friends of African American Arts

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Friends of African American Arts is a member group of people across genders, ethnicities and ages brought together by their appreciation of the artistic and cultural contributions of African Americans. Art can be instrumental in shaping the tone and nature of intercultural relations. FAAA has a diverse membership, which enjoys social and cultural activities that allow participants to expand their personal networks, while experiencing the remarkable cultural landscape the Southeast has to offer. By participating in FAAA events you are adding value to your Telfair Museums experience.



Upcoming FAAA Events


Meet and Greet with Nick Cave: Until Curator Denise Markonish
January 26, 7pm / Jepson Center

FAAA members are invited to a private meet-and-greet with guest lecturer Denise Markonish, Curator at Mass MoCA, immediately following her lecture on Nick Cave.



Annual Meeting
January 28, 1pm / Jepson Center

All FAAA members are invited to attend a short annual meeting, which will include the election of new FAAA board members. Refreshments will be served immediately following.



The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Celeste-Marie Bernier
April 11, 6pm / Jepson Center
Free and open to the public

FAAA joins with the Telfair Academy Guild to present the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. The speaker, Celeste-Marie Bernier, is an internationally-noted scholar and author of the recent book Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin (University of Virginia Press). Ms. Bernier is Professor of African American Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK, and an Associate Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University. She is the author of numerous books including African American Visual Arts from Slavery to the Present (Edinburgh University Press: University of North Carolina Press), and she has lectured extensively at universities and venues internationally. Presented by Telfair’s Friends of African American Arts, co-sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild. Thanks to the Savannah College of Art and Design.