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Telfair presents a lecture by Erin Dunn and Dr. Peggy Blood exploring the art of Phillip J. Hampton. The program will also touch on Hampton’s impact on both Telfair and Savannah State University as well as personal remembrance.

6pm Reception begins
6:45pm Lecture in Neises Auditorium

*Reservations are required.

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This event is open to all and free to Telfair museum members. 

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Feels Like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton

Jepson Center
Feels like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton, the first large-scale museum retrospective of American painter Phillip J. Hampton (1922¬–2016), an artist long overdue for continued research and recognition. The exhibition traces Hampton’s incredible and innovative artistic production from illustrative realism to abstract experimentation. Beginning with his social realist drawings and paintings created in Savannah, viewers will be captivated by the artist’s creative evolution toward the freedom and self-discovery he found in abstraction. His innovative spirit will be showcased and celebrated through his use of experimental mediums including string gridwork, acrylic emulsions, and shaped canvases.
exhibition

Feels Like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton

Jepson Center
Feels like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton, the first large-scale museum retrospective of American painter Phillip J. Hampton (1922¬–2016), an artist long overdue for continued research and recognition. The exhibition traces Hampton’s incredible and innovative artistic production from illustrative realism to abstract experimentation. Beginning with his social realist drawings and paintings created in Savannah, viewers will be captivated by the artist’s creative evolution toward the freedom and self-discovery he found in abstraction. His innovative spirit will be showcased and celebrated through his use of experimental mediums including string gridwork, acrylic emulsions, and shaped canvases.