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Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage

Jepson Center
Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage presents a rare opportunity to experience nearly 100 years of original performance designs by renowned visual artists who took their creativity to the stage. This exhibition pulls back the curtain on a lesser known but equally inspiring aspect of their creative expressions—their collaborations as designers of sets, costumes, lighting, scenery, and in some cases, complete performances. Artworks come from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and showcase exquisite designs for performances by modern and contemporary artists including Pablo Picasso, Natalia Gontcharova, Henri Matisse, Alexandra Exter, Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson, and David Hockney, among others.

Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl

Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums presents Sylvia Shaw Judson’s iconic sculpture Bird Girl within the context of the history and art of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America

Jepson Center
The rise of America as a world superpower after WWII created a distinctly individual and identifiably “American” approach to artmaking. Complex Uncertainties is an evolving exhibition grounded by works in Telfair’s modern and contemporary collection that reveals some of the ways in which historic events challenge artists to construct narratives and react to power.

Machines of Futility: Unproductive Technologies

Jepson Center
This exhibition of interactive and kinetic art highlights artists making machines that use humor and absurdity to question the usefulness of technology. The exhibition includes artist Neil Mendoza’s Robotic Voice Activated Word Kicking Machine, which humorously visualizes how machines hear or don’t hear what we say, substituting an absurd apparatus for the unseen technology in our pockets and homes.


Legacy of Slavery in Savannah Initiative Virtual Book Club: Douglas Blackmon

March 11 at 6pm7pm Zoom
Join us on March 11 at 6pm to discuss Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (New York: Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc, 2009) with author Douglas Blackmon, Professor of Practice in Georgia State University’s Creative Media Industries Institute. Blackmon will present his Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the re-enslavement of African Americans in the 20th century through practices like convict leasing of black prisoners by the states, local governments, white farmers, and corporations. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.

FOT Lecture Series IV: Preservation and the Architect's Eye: Science and Imagination with Peter Pennoyer

March 21 at 6:30pm Zoom
Award-winning architect, Peter Pennoyer, will discuss the challenges of architectural preservation. 

WJS Sips & The Stage: After Hours with Picasso to Hockney

March 25 at 5:30pm Jepson Center

Three museums bridging 200 years of art, history, & architecture in Savannah.

Telfair offers a diverse array of contemporary art, fine and decorative art, and authentic Savannah history.
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Telfair offers a diverse array of contemporary art, fine and decorative art, and authentic Savannah history.
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