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Do you love art as much as we do? Since you’ve already taken the plunge to become a member, chances are good, so why not go one step further and join one of our awesome member affinity groups? The Telfair Academy Guild, Telfair Contemporaries, Friends of African American Arts, Friends of the Owens-Thomas House, and Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society—these special groups of Telfair members bring together devoted people who share a passion for the arts, a love of their community, and a desire to let loose and have a little fun!

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If you are not already a member, you will need an active Telfair membership in order to join any of our member affinity groups. The cost of joining a group is in addition to your regular museum membership.

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Telfair Academy

Telfair Academy Guild

Founded in 1976, Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) supports the goals and activities of Telfair Museums through volunteerism. Membership is open to any Telfair member who is interested in supporting their programs and activities. Along with engaging through social, philanthropic, and cultural events and meetings, TAG members serve as “goodwill ambassadors” for the three sites that comprise Telfair Museums.

TAG Levels:
$35 Individual
$50 Supporting TAG Member


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Telfair Contemporaries

Led by contemporary art enthusiasts, Telfair Contemporaries (TC) welcomes anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary art. TC members will share an enthusiasm for travel and meeting contemporary artists in their studio environments, contemporary art, and Telfair Museums, with a mission to promote the museum’s goals and its commitment to developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of modern and contemporary art.

TC Membership Levels:
$100 and up


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Exterior image of Telfair Museums' Jepson Center in Savannah

Friends of African American Arts

Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) was established in 2006 to raise public awareness and to promote the appreciation and development of art created by African Americans. The goals of the group are to increase knowledge and awareness of African American art and history, to promote the private acquisition of African American art, to acquire African American artworks for Telfair Museums, and to support the museum’s mission.

FAAA Levels:
$25 Individual
$35 Dual


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Owens-Thomas House Exterior

Friends of the Owens-Thomas House

Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT) is dedicated to supporting the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, the house museum and National Historic Landmark designed by William Jay in 1816. Located on Oglethorpe Square, the site encompasses the main house, urban slave quarters, a carriage house, and a parterre garden created in the mid-20th century to replace the original working garden.

FOT Levels:
$100 and up


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Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society

The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society (GMCS) exists to support and promote the expansion of the museum’s permanent collection, and to provide its members with exclusive programs and educational opportunities that enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of art.

GMCS Levels:
$500 and up


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