Join David Ayala-Alfonso, curator of the exhibition, Never Spoken Again, for a discussion of this exhibition that questions the underpinnings of modern collections. Ayala-Alfonso will be joined by two featured artists from the exhibition for this panel.
Join us on July 8 at 6pm to discuss The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) with author Maurice J. Hobson, associate professor of African American studies at Georgia State University. In his book, Hobson explores the history of black Southerners living in Atlanta in the post-World War II era, effectively interrogating the city’s long held-title of “black Mecca.” This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
Don't miss Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Art’s first Summer Social! Join us for a fun gathering in the light and airy atmosphere of the Jepson Center Atrium with refreshments, a personalized tour by #art912 artist Sauda Mitchell of her exhibition Re-Cor-Dare, and smooth soul and pop vibes by Jacob Evans.
Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited for storytime and a special tour. This month we are excited to return to in-person activities with you and your little ones. Meet us at the front gate of the Telfair Academy at 10:30am.
Join us for a “sweet” celebration of decorative arts! We are excited to return to an in-person cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium, followed at 6:30pm by a presentation from Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Cyndi Sommers in the Neises Auditorium. From 7:15-8pm, Director’s Circle members are invited to preview Sugar in the Lewis Gallery. Please RSVP to Calli Laundré by Friday, July 23 at 912.790.8807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on August 12 at 6pm to discuss Tina McElroy Ansa’s first novel, Baby of the Family (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989). Ansa, who is a novelist, filmmaker, teacher, and journalist, will present her book—a coming-of-age novel set in 1949 in rural Georgia. It chronicles the life of Lena McPherson, a black girl who is able to see and talk to ghosts. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.
Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited for storytime and a special tour. This month we are excited to return to in-person activities with you and your little ones. Grab your masks and meet us in the Jepson Center atrium at 11am!
Local residents are invited to enjoy the exhibitions 'Never Spoken Again' at the Jepson Center and 'Progressive Regression' at the Telfair Academy. Family activities connecting science to art will be offered outdoors at the museums’ entrances, weather permitting, along with take-home art activities for children.
Speaker Benjamin Simons, CEO and Executive Director of Telfair Museums, will briefly speak on plans at the Museums for the coming year. Invitations have been mailed and RSVPs are required by September 3 to Carol Larsson.
Join us for the first TAGatNIGHT event of the fall, a visit to Signature Gallery, one of the oldest art galleries in Savannah. Signature Gallery was the dream of Savannah artists, Kathy Miller and TAG member Sharon Saseen, both of whom are still in residence today. Designed by a New York architect and flooded with natural light, the studio itself is a beautiful work of art.
Telfair Museums is proud to be the host location for the 2021 CANstruction Competition in Savannah. We are partnering with Choate Construction for this international hunger relief charity event that will benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The Jepson Center will be the site of five sculptures, constructed entirely of cans, created by local architecture firms.