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March 2020

FOT Day trip to Kingsley Plantation and Cummer Museum / Jacksonville

March 10 Cummer Museum of Art, 829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States

Join FOT for a day of history and fun! We’ll meet at 10:30 at Kingsley which is Northeast of Jacksonville, for a guided tour of the cabins and examination of artifacts that have been found at the site.  Then, we’ll go to the Cummer in Downtown Jacksonville where we will enjoy lunch and a guided tour of the Meissen Collection. 


Fashion Icons: Brilliant Styles

March 12 at 6pm Jepson Center

Art Start: William Kwamena-Poh

March 19 at 10:30am11:30am Jepson Center

This event has been canceled. 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 The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh. Come play and learn with us! $5 per child Adult members free…

FAAA Annual Meeting

March 21 at 2pm4pm Jepson Center

This event has been canceled.

Director’s Circle Preview

March 25 at 5:30pm Jepson Center

Telfair Museum invites our Director's Circle members to a pop-up lecture by Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator & Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, followed by dinner at Local 11ten.

May 2020

Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited for storytime, a special tour, and an art activity. Due to Covid-19, Art Start and other programs are being shared virtually. This month’s program features storytime and activities related to Kwamena-Poh's exhibition, The Journey is Mine: Chapter One.

June 2020

Virtual Juneteenth Lecture

June 18 at 5pm7pm Online Event

Juneteenth is the oldest public celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

July 2020

Savannah Families Free Weekend

July 17July 19 Jepson Center

Explore Juneteenth connections and current exhibitions at the Jepson Center with an extended period of free admission for City of Savannah residents during regular hours during this three-day period. In lieu of the museum’s Free Family Day, the museum will expand free admission to the Jepson Center over a three-day weekend to allow for smaller numbers and social distancing. Family Art Activity Packets with suggested activities for the museum visit and at-home art making are available for pickup in the…

Cut and Paste Virtual Artist Panel

July 30 at 6pm7pm Virtual

Join us for a virtual artist panel to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Cut and Paste: Works of Paper, Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia. Speakers include the exhibition’s Curator, Didi Dunphy, Atlanta-based artist Jerushia Graham, and Savannah-based artist Betsy Cain. Free to Telfair Members and the public. Pre-registration is required. Register Here

August 2020

Director's Circle members, please mark your calendar and join Deputy Director/Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Courtney McNeil for an exclusive “virtual” offering of Telfair Museum’s newest Director’s Circle benefit, Art Spotlight. Courtney will present a new and inspired talk on Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision in a Zoom format. Whether you have seen the exhibition in person yet or not, you will gain new insights into what makes these works so special to Telfair’s permanent collection and to Savannah.…

Join Savannah-based photographer Emily Earl and Telfair Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for a virtual lecture on the exhibition Late Night Polaroids: Photographs by Emily Earl. Over the past eight years, Earl has roamed the streets of Savannah with her Polaroid ProPack Camera to document the nightlife of the city. Free to Telfair members and the public. Register Now

September 2020

Join the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House for Dinner with the Experts: Sundays at 6:30pm Place your order with Joe’s at the Jepson to have a dinner delivered to enjoy during the program.

Director’s Circle members, please mark your calendars and join Erin Dunn, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for an exclusive first look at Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography in a Zoom format. Erin will highlight photographs from Telfair’s permanent collection and discuss how they create conversations unique to the subjects. These works range in date from the 1940s to the 21st century and consider childhood as a transitory stage of development that defies a universal experience of what…

Youthful Adventures Virtual Opening Lecture

September 17 at 6pm7pm Virtual

Join Erin Dunn, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for a virtual opening lecture on the exhibition Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography. Discover how photographers from the 1940s to the present have documented a diversity of experiences of growing up, from early childhood to young adult. Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild. Free to Telfair members and the public. Register Now

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