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February 2018

Jepson Center and Telfair Academy Closed

February 23 - February 24
Telfair Academy and Jepson Center

The Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy will be closed on February 23 - 24, 2018 in preparation of the 38th annual Telfair Ball.

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38th Annual Telfair Ball: The Sea Islands

February 24 | 6:00 pm
Telfair Academy and Jepson Center

  To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or rennerc@telfair.org. $500 per person; Director's Circle members only, it is never too late to join! Join Telfair Museums for the 38th Annual Telfair Ball! A highlight of Savannah's social scene, the Telfair Ball is open to Director's Circle members, and all proceeds benefit Telfair's exceptional exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach. Enjoy cocktails, live music, exciting auctions, and astounding performances as this illustrious annual gala celebrates Telfair's…

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March 2018

Opening Lecture Panel: The Art and History of Bonaventure

March 1 | 6:00 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Members free / non-members $8 Learn more about the fascinating history and art of Bonaventure with a panel of short presentations. Local historian Dr. Christopher Hendricks will provide background on the rural movement, while the exhibition’s curator Harry DeLorme will discuss artists who have worked at Bonaventure and gallerist Susan Laney will explain the making of Jack Leigh’s iconic photograph Midnight. Reception to follow. Register online »

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“Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art” exhibition opens

March 2
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

On view March 2 - Sept. 23, 2018 Steeped in art and history, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most scenic locales, attracting visitors since the early 19th century. Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. First established as a plantation in the 1760s, Bonaventure was visited by artists as early as the 1830s. The former plantation and burial ground later became a public cemetery called…

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First Look at Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art

March 6 | 5:30 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

WJS members free / non-WJS members $5 Refreshments will be served at 5:30pm, followed by a curator-led tour at 6pm. For reservations, call Calli Laundré at 912.790.8807.

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#art912 Avanguardia exhibition closes

March 11
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Final day to view Lisa D. Watson's #art912 exhibition, Avanguardia, at the Jepson Center.

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TAG Meeting

March 12 | 10:00 am
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Guest Speaker: Robin Williams, Savannah College of Art and Design

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Panel: Interpreting Slavery in a Historic City

March 15 | 5:30 pm
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Free and open to the public. A major part of our responsibility as historic site stewards is a deep consideration of how we talk about the institution of slavery and the experiences of people who were enslaved. Join museum and history professionals for a conversation about interpreting slavery at historic sites, including why this work is important and how to ensure that we do it responsibly. Moderator: Dr. Porchia Moore. Panel Participants: Jamal Toure, Board Member, George Liele Visions, Inc.;…

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Saint Patrick’s Day: All Sites Closed

March 17
All Sites

All three Telfair Museums' sites - the Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House - will be closed for the holiday.

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BURST Into Bloom Opening Party

March 22 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Join us for an opening night reception at the Telfair Academy and view the art and beautiful floral arrangements by local floral artists while enjoying cocktails and lite bites. At 7pm, enjoy a stroll of designs by kathi rich clothing paired with floral masterpieces from Flower General by Carlstedt’s Savannah. $60 members and guests Ticket includes complimentary glass of champagne and two drink tickets. $125 patron individual Patron tickets include complimentary drinks, reserved seating, and recognition on event materials.

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