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February 2021

Join us on February 11 at 6pm to discuss "The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South" (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) with Andrew Kahrl, associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia.

Telfair Museums' Education staff will offer a preview of the exhibition and a virtual walk-through of the gallery. An educator guide and passes to view the exhibition at the Jepson Center will be available to all participating educators. Registration pending

Director’s Circle members, please mark your calendars for an exclusive first look at Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage. Zoom lecture presented by guest lecturer R. Scott Blackshire, Ph.D., Curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay Art Museum. Private gallery viewings available during DC Early Access Hours by appointment. Contact Catherine Renner at 912-790-8844.  

Shannon Browning-Mullis, Telfair’s former Curator of History and Decorative Arts and currently Executive Director at Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, will present a talk about this new exhibition that looks at the original plans for the Telfair Academy in the context of early museum organization, philosophy, and aesthetics. Register Now

March 2021

Telfair Museums presents an exciting virtual lecture by R. Scott Blackshire, Ph.D., Curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay Art Museum. Lecture sponsored by Telfair Academy Guild. Register Now

TAG General Meeting

March 8 at 10am11am

TAG’s next general meeting will be held on March 8, 2021 at 10am.

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.

Award-winning architect, Peter Pennoyer, will discuss the challenges of architectural preservation. 

DC members can join Telfair’s Executive Director/CEO Ben Simons for a virtual lecture on "From Gilbert Stuart to Eastman Johnson: 25 Years of Collecting American Masterpieces on Nantucket". An email invitation will be sent to DC members with registration information. 

Spring is finally here! Telfair Museums' William Jay Society presents an after-hours look at the new exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage! Join us on the Jepson Center Sculpture Terraces for complimentary libations and light hors d'oeuvres, then pop into the Steward South and Kane Galleries to view original designs of theater costumes and scenery by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Natalia Gontcharova, David Hockney, and more! Masks are required except while eating and drinking. Space is limited…

Dr. Susan Buck is one of the leading architectural paint researchers in the country. She completed her Ph.D. in Art Conservation Research at the University of Delaware where she won an outstanding dissertation award from the College of Arts and Science.

April 2021

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.

Professor Mark Laird will discuss why researching eighteenth-century plant materials involves a different methodology from that used by architectural conservators investigating interior ornamentation.

TAG General Meeting

April 12 at 10am11am

TAG’s next general meeting will be held on April 12, 2021 at 10am.

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