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Due to COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters has reached capacity for today, Sunday, May 16th.

Telfair Museums

Jepson
Center

Open 10am–5pm today

Telfair
Academy

Open 10–5pm today
TELFAIR MUSEUMS' THREE SITES – TELFAIR ACADEMY, OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE & SLAVE QUARTERS, AND JEPSON CENTER –
ARE OPEN!
OPEN 10AM-5PM THURSDAYS-MONDAYS
CLOSED TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

Happenings

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.

Vehicles of Change

Jepson Center
This exhibition will consider the pivotal role the automobile played in advancing societal and political revolutions in the United States in the twentieth century.

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.

Events

Virtual Art Start

May 19 at 12:30pm Zoom

Annual William Jay Society Garden Party

May 27 at 5:30pm

Legacy of Slavery in Savannah Initiative Virtual Book Club: Jelani Favors

June 10 at 6pm7pm Zoom
Join us on June 10 at 6pm for a discussion of Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) with author Jelani M. Favors. Favors, an assistant professor of history at Clayton University, will present his book on the development and significance of historically Black colleges and universities, highlighting the ways in which they played pivotal roles during the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.

Legacy of Slavery in Savannah Initiative Virtual Book Club: Maurice Hobson

July 8 at 6pm7pm Zoom
Join us on July 8 at 6pm to discuss The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) with author Maurice J. Hobson, associate professor of African American studies at Georgia State University. In his book, Hobson explores the history of black Southerners living in Atlanta in the post-World War II era, effectively interrogating the city’s long held-title of “black Mecca.” This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.

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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PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
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