Telfair Museums presents a virtual opening lecture of #art912 re-cor-dare with Sauda Mitchell. Register Now
Local residents are invited to visit the Jepson Center free of charge during this three-day weekend to experience the exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage. Take a scavenger hunt based on the exhibition and pick up a free art-making kit for families to enjoy at home. Theater arts and fashion displays by local students will be featured each afternoon. Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.
In this lecture, Elizabeth Jamieson, an independent researcher, lecturer, art-historian and curatorial advisor to the National Trust on horse-drawn carriages and historic stables, will discuss her research discoveries made in the process of writing her soon to be published book: Travelling in Style - The British Carriage in Town and Country.
Please mark your calendars for this lively Telfair Curatorial Panel presentation. Telfair Curators, Harry DeLorme, Erin Dunn, and Anne-Solene Bayan, together with Executive Director Ben Simons, will be joined by special guests, Courtney McNeil and Shannon-Browning Mullis to highlight selected pieces from Telfair Museums' exceptional permanent collection. Private gallery viewings available during DC Early Access Hours by appointment. Contact Catherine Renner at 912-790-8844.
Lecture will be a Telfair Curatorial Panel presentation. Telfair Curators Harry DeLorme, Erin Dunn, and Anne-Solene Bayan, together with Executive Director Ben Simons, will be joined by special guests, Courtney McNeil and Shannon-Browning Mullis. Sponsored by Telfair Academy Guild. Register Now
Save the Date! Melchers Society Annual Meeting
The 1920s was a transformative decade and brings to mind fringed fashions, soaring steel architecture, iconic dance moves, the art deco movement, the rhapsodious music of the jazz age, secretive indulgences in hidden speakeasies, and a general air of optimism and living life to the fullest. A century later, let’s Lindy Hop together into our own Roaring 20s in a transformational way through a scaled down version of our beloved Telfair Ball
Join us on May 13 at 6pm for a discussion of Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) with author Melissa Cooper, associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. Cooper will present her book on the construction of Gullah identity and how it has been reimagined and transformed throughout history. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
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.
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.
Join us on August 12 at 6pm to discuss Tina McElroy Ansa’s first novel, Baby of the Family (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989). Ansa, who is a novelist, filmmaker, teacher, and journalist, will present her book—a coming-of-age novel set in 1949 in rural Georgia. It chronicles the life of Lena McPherson, a black girl who is able to see and talk to ghosts. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
Join us September 9 at 6pm to discuss In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press, 2016) by Christina Sharpe, a writer and professor of Humanities at York University. Sharpe will present her book—an examination of the literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life through the lens of the many meanings of the word “wake” (the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness). This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
Postponed until September 2021 - Specific dates TBD Director’s Circle members are invited to join Telfair Museums on a cultural arts adventure this fall.