Bold Expressions: The Collection of Lorlee and Arnold Tenenbaum celebrates collecting and living with original works of art through a presentation of the collection of the late Lorlee and Arnold Tenenbaum. Remembered for their business acumen, love of community, and generous philanthropic efforts, the Tenenbaums were deeply invested in art and education, which extended to their colossal efforts to raise funds to construct Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.
The Tenenbaum collection defies categorization―crossing borders, time periods, styles, techniques, and mediums. Showcasing prints, paintings, drawings, and ceramics by artists such as Marc Chagall, Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol, Fritz Scholder, and Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, the exhibition is at once a portrait of the individual and wide-ranging tastes of one couple, but also an exploration into what it means to love art and express oneself boldly and unabashedly through collecting. In addition to enjoying the variety of work and finding their favorites, visitors are encouraged to ponder the concept of collecting and displaying art in various domestic and museum settings—perhaps inspiring their own discovery of new artists. Ultimately, Bold Expressions honors the artists who enhance our lives and the local collectors whose passions support art and its makers.
This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums.
Exhibition funding is provided by Anonymous, Domenico and Eleanore De Sole, Bob Faircloth, Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, Mrs. Robert O. Levitt, Alice and Tom Tisch, Truist.
Annual Exhibition Support by Director’s Council Members: Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson, Anonymous, Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Critz, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Critz, Sr., Alice and Bob Jepson, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Kleisner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Angus C. Littlejohn, Wilson Morris, Dave and Sylvaine Neises, Thomas V. and Susan G. Reilly, Cathy and Philip Solomons, Pamela L. and Peter S. Voss, Don and Cindy Waters, Mrs. Cynthia Willett, Ms. Susan Willetts and Mr. Alan K. Pritz, Dr. Victor L. Andrews, Malcolm and Julia Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Coker, Jr., Jan and Lawrence Dorman, Dr. and Mrs. William T. Moore, Mr. C.B. Richardson, Carl and Barbara Sassano, Jacqueline and Ken Sirlin, Marti and Austin Sullivan, Gloria and Durwood Almkuist, Mrs. Lillian Proveaux Breitbart and Mr. Kerry Breitbart, Leda Chong and Kevin Dewalt, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Gantt, Lindsay and Brent Harlander, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Haynes III, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Johnston, Kelley and Josh Keller, Linda and Tom McWhorter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Herbert Ogden, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. David E. Paddison, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rabinowitz, Mr. David A. Rea and Ms. Noelle J. Gauthier, Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Sayer, Ms. Swann Seiler, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sheriff, and Randall and Valerie Stolt.