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Telfair Museums has acquired Vespers by Gari Melchers, artist and former Telfair fine arts advisor (1906-1916).

Sunday MassTelfair Museums has acquired Vespers by Gari Melchers, artist and former Telfair fine arts advisor (1906-1916).   The work, c. 1886, is an example of Melchers’ early work, which has not been represented to date in the Telfair’s collection.   The museums’ Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society voted to attempt to purchase the painting at auction, and Director of Collections and Exhibitions Holly McCullough was able to place the winning bid   through Sotheby’s Amsterdam.   Its purchase was made possible by the generosity of the Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society and Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Critz, with the support of Interim Director Cathy Solomons .