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The Telfair Academy will be closed beginning Saturday, January 28 through Tuesday, January 31. Normal operations will resume on Wednesday, February 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We’re growing! ArtZeum is permanently closed to make room for Telfair Children’s Art Museum, opening this Summer!
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Melchers Society Reception & Lecture

Jepson Center

Melchers members are excited to host & welcome Director's Circle Members to join them for a special lecture by Dr. William L. Coleman on the personal art collecting of Hudson River School landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), a contemporary of Mary Telfair and Carl Brandt.

The Costumed Figure in Oil with with Melinda Borysevicz

Jepson Center

What a person wears tells a story. From the choice of specific attire, colors, accessories, and fabrics to the way in which someone inhabits their clothes (comfortably, stiffly, self-consciously …), we find clues that chronicle the nature of the person in front of us, both on the superficial societal level and on the deeper psychological level. In this workshop, we’ll be working on one long pose with an elegantly dressed model (with a twist!) to find/create their story.

Super Museum Sunday

All Three Sites

Telfair will again open its doors and offer free admission for the venerable Super Museum Sunday celebration in connection with the Georgia History Festival. Hands-on art making activities for families will be offered at the Jepson Center only.

Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours

Jepson Center

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.

Video Art Screenings: Ragnar Kjartansson and The National, A Lot of Sorrow

Jepson Center

Telfair Museums will present four screenings of A Lot of Sorrow (2013–14), a collaboration between Icelandic conceptual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and the American band The National. Capturing a performance at MoMA PS1 in 2013, this meditative film runs for 6 hours, 9 minutes, and 35 seconds.

43rd Annual Telfair Ball

Forsyth Park

The most significant fundraiser for our institution, the Telfair Ball provides a platform for patrons of the arts to gather with the common goal of raising essential funds that allow the museum to serve our community in exceptional, life-changing ways.

Video Art Screenings: Ragnar Kjartansson and The National, A Lot of Sorrow

Jepson Center

Telfair Museums will present four screenings of A Lot of Sorrow (2013–14), a collaboration between Icelandic conceptual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and the American band The National. Capturing a performance at MoMA PS1 in 2013, this meditative film runs for 6 hours, 9 minutes, and 35 seconds.

Tenenbaum Members Reception

Jepson Center

Celebrate the landmark exhibitions Photography’s Last Century and Bold Expressions. We look forward to seeing you in the galleries and mingling in the Atrium while enjoying refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres.

Director’s Circle Lecture & Dinner

Jepson Center

Director’s Circle members are invited to learn about key works in the exhibition Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection with Jeffrey L. Rosenheim, the Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of Photographs at The Met.

Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours

Jepson Center

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.

FOT Excursion: New in Charleston

Enjoy some of the newest additions to Charleston’s history and decorative arts scene! Members will tour the International African American Museum and take in the Charleston Show, a new antiques, art, and design fair that follows the tradition of the Charleston Spring Antiques Show. Price includes lunch and all admissions.