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August 2019

200 Years of William Jay Architecture Lecture

August 22 at 6pm Telfair Academy

Join Architectural historian Robin Williams as he examines William Jay’s Savannah buildings and how they changed the landscape of our city.

September 2019

Artist Tour, Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades

September 8 at 3pm Jepson Center

Free to members or with museum admission. To register, please contact Calli Laundré at 912.790.8807 or laundrec@telfair.org

Travel with Telfair

September 10September 14

Director’s Circle and Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society members are invited to join Telfair Museums on a cultural arts adventure this fall. Boston: Destination Art and Culture Telfair Museums is thrilled to feature Boston for our popular Director’s Circle and Melchers Society domestic art and culture trip this fall. Join new Telfair Director/CEO Robin Nicholson for four nights and three exciting days filled with grand highlights and unique behind-the-scenes experiences. We will depart Savannah on Tuesday, September 10 and return on…

Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture

September 12 at 6pm8pm Jepson Center

Lecture by Melissa L. Cooper, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University and Talitha LeFlouria, the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia. Cooper and LeFlouria are coeditors of a forthcoming scholarly work produced in partnership with Telfair Museums that explores the legacy of slavery in Savannah and surrounding communities in the region. A reception for the museums’ FAAA Members Exhibition will follow. Free admission.

Art Start: Five Decades

September 19 at 10:30am11am Jepson Center

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. This month’s featured exhibition is Five Decades, the first full-career survey and most comprehensive presentation to date for American artist Suzanne Jackson (American, b. 1944). Come play and learn with us! $5 per child Adult members free…

Inside/Out: Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

September 19 at 6pm8:30pm Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

Robin Williams, Architectural History Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take participants on an examination of the interior spaces of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, highlighting the important preservation projects of the past few decades. Jonathan Stalcup, Architectural Tours of Savannah founder and author of the book by the same name, will guide guests on an exploration of the beautiful exterior architectural highlights designed by William Jay. A reception will follow in the garden. Members…

Free and open to the public!

October 2019

Inside/Out: Telfair Academy

October 2 at 6:30pm8pm Telfair Academy

In celebration of 200 years of architecture.  Robin Williams will take participants on an examination of the interior spaces of the original Telfair Mansion, highlighting the changes that made the home into a museum in the 1880s. Jonathan Stalcup will guide guests on an exploration of the Academy’s exterior. A reception will follow in the sculpture gallery. Members free / non-members $10. Register Now » Sponsored by St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital.

Members free / non-members free with museum admission.

Art Start | Tea for Two: British and American Tea Traditions

October 17 at 10:30am11:30am Jepson Center

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. This month’s featured exhibition is Tea for Two: British and American Tea Traditions. Come play and learn with us! $5 per child Adult members free / Adult non-members $12 Register Now »

‘Midnight’ Masquerade in the Mansion

October 18 at 8pm Telfair Academy

Don your masks for a momentous night of revelry in the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy for its 200th anniversary! Presented by Telfair’s William Jay Society, this year’s Masquerade in the Mansion brings a unique Savannah theme to the annual soirée: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a celebration of the city’s notorious characters and the novel’s intrigue while masked merrymakers mingle, dance, and explore Telfair’s original building in all its spooky splendor.

November 2019

A Whale of a Party

November 1 at 6pm8pm Jepson Center

To celebrate Summon the Sea!, the Telfair Academy Guild will present "A Whale of a Party." Plans include musical entertainment, culinary fare, and an exclusive opportunity for a viewing of the exhibition, including artist Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot fabric whale Mocha Dick. Patron tickets are $125 and include unlimited drinks, access to VIP lounge, and a special curator’s tour of the exhibition at 5:30pm. General admission is $75 and includes two drink tickets. Register Now » Or contact Lauren Grant at…

Members free / non-members free with museum admission.

Telfair presents Dr. Robert K. Wallace, who will discuss connections between the novel Moby-Dick and visual art with a concentration on the work of Frank Stella. Wallace is Regents Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University, a noted scholar of Herman Melville and author of the book Frank Stella’s Moby-Dick: Words and Shapes. Wallace conducted extensive interviews with Stella, chronicling the artist’s 12- year project exploring Moby-Dick, including works featured in the Summon the Sea! exhibition. Register Now » Sponsored…

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