Landmark: A Decade of Collecting at the Jepson CenterMarch 11 to August 14, 2016 Jepson Center
Since the Jepson Center opened its doors to the public 10 years ago, Telfair Museums has added 1,267 works of art to its permanent collection. These works encompass a broad range of time periods, styles, and media, ranging from 19th-century paintings to digital interactive installations. To celebrate the remarkable strides made in collecting during the Jepson Center era, this exhibition highlights 10 of the most significant acquisitions made from 2006 to the present.
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Landmark Opening Lecture and Reception
Thursday, March 10
6pm – Lecture
7–9pm – 10th Anniversary Reception
Members free | non-members $12.
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Join Telfair’s team of curators and special guests as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jepson Center with this fast-paced presentation, spotlighting the “greatest hits” of the museum’s collection acquired over the past decade and special moments from Jepson history. From sparkling silver, to contemporary prints, to stunning 19th-century paintings, this PechaKucha-style presentation gives each participant five minutes to highlight some of their favorite pieces and recollections that formed the foundation of this landmark museum. Come dressed in Jepson Center-inspired attire! After the lecture, enjoy treats and other festivities in the atrium!
Anthony Goicolea (Cuban/American, b. 1971); Guardian, 8/9, 2008; chromogenic print; 40 x 94 inches; museum purchase with funds provided by the William Jay Society, 2010.29; © Anthony Goicolea.
Chuck Close (American, b. 1940); Self-Portrait, 2002; 43-color handprinted woodcut, Nishinouchi paper; 22 1/8 x 17 3/4 in.; gift of Chuck and Leslie Close in memory of Kirk Varnedoe; printed by Karl Heckscher / published by Pace Editions, Inc.; 2006.10.2; © Chuck Close.