TAG’s next general meeting will be held on March 8, 2021 at 10am.
Melchers Society members are invited to an after-hours viewing of the new exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage.
Join us on March 11 at 6pm to discuss Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (New York: Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc, 2009) with author Douglas Blackmon, Professor of Practice in Georgia State University’s Creative Media Industries Institute. Blackmon will present his Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the re-enslavement of African Americans in the 20th century through practices like convict leasing of black prisoners by the states, local governments, white farmers, and corporations. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
Complimentary cocktail reception and lecture by Ben Simons, Telfair’s Executive Director/CEO.
WJS Picasso to Hockney Cocktail Reception
Join us on April 8 at 6pm to discuss Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (The New Press, 2009) with author Patricia Sullivan, professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Sullivan’s book examines the early decades of the NAACP and highlights the extraordinary stories of individuals such as W.E.B Du Bois, Walter White, Ella Baker, Thurgood Marshall, and Mary White Ovington. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
TAG’s next general meeting will be held on April 12, 2021 at 10am.
Telfair Museums presents a virtual opening lecture of #art912 re-cor-dare with Sauda Mitchell. REGISTRATION PENDING
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.
The story of the horse is woven into the fabric of Savannah and very much still present in the carriage house at the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters. 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.
Cocktail reception and lecture followed by dinner and a lively curator panel discussion at Chatham Club.
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.