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January 2018

PULSE Art + Technology Festival

January 17 - January 21
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

  Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival enters its 12th year with a heady blend of immersive art experiences, lectures, family programs, music, and more. PULSE includes the featured exhibition Radiance (pictured above), a new immersive installation by artists Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, and Josephine Leong. The exhibition includes mandala-like video installations and a virtual reality experience that allows visitors to enter an interactive field of light. A showcase of recent virtual and augmented reality projects includes Danish artist Jakob…

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“Sea Islands Series” Exhibition Opens

January 26
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Considered one of America’s most influential contemporary artists, Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953) became interested in the unique Gullah culture found on the Sea Islands off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina while studying folklore in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. Because of the islands’ physical isolation from the mainland and their majority black population, Sea Islands region residents were able to retain many aspects of African culture throughout the period of slavery and into the present day. Gullah…

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“Reinterpreting the Sound of Blackness” Exhibition Opens

January 26
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Paul Stephen Benjamin (American, b. 1966) is a conceptual artist whose work is a meditation on the color black, specifically as an entry point into discussions of identity, race, and masculinity. Benjamin’s artistic suggestion is that a cohesive message about identity is all but impossible but still worthy of exploration. This solo presentation at Telfair Museums will be the artist’s largest focused presentation of his video installations to date. Benjamin also investigates the concept of the “sound of black” by editing…

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February 2018

Opening Lecture and Reception: Carrie Mae Weems

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

Opening Lecture and Reception for Carrie Mae Weems' Sea Islands Series, 1991-1992. Members free; non-members $8 Telfair presents a lecture by renowned and influential artist Carrie Mae Weems. Over the past 30 years, Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, textiles, audio, digital images, installation, and video. Reception to follow.  

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Rolling Stone Press: Approaching Abstraction Exhibition Opens

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

Rolling Stone Press: Approaching Abstraction will be on view in the Jepson Center through June 17, 2018. Approaching Abstraction is the first of two exhibitions that will spotlight a portfolio of lithograph prints from the Rolling Stone Press, a professional lithography atelier that operated in Atlanta, GA from 1984 until 2005.

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March 2018

“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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Telfair In Bloom Exhibition Opens

March 23
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Telfair Academy Guild presents Telfair in Bloom 2018, a vibrant festival of art and flowers featuring work by local designers. Telfair in Bloom promises to be a welcome jubilee of art and flowers making the museum come alive with spring flora and fauna! Paintings this year will be from the Telfair permanent collection as well as Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection which closes on March 25, 2018 in the Telfair Academy. Designers will interpret a painting or sculpture by creating floral arrangements that open…

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#art912 Exhibition “Grounded” Opens

March 30
Jepson Center, 207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Telfair Museums' commissioned work titled Grounded by Adolfo Alvarado opens on March 30, 2018. Grounded explores a resident alien’s journey through past and present experiences, influenced by Alvarado’s upbringing in Mexico’s Ciudad Juaréz, a city whose vibrant culture and notorious violence continue to impact his work.

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