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June 2021

On June 9, Telfair's Senior Education Curator Harry Delorme will present a fascinating talk on the history of PULSE, the process of curating such an enormous project, and give a behind-the-scenes look at the current PULSE exhibition From Dust to Gold by Caribbean artist David Gumbs.

Join us on June 10 at 6pm for a discussion of Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) with author Jelani M. Favors. Favors, an assistant professor of history at Clayton University, will present his book on the development and significance of historically Black colleges and universities, highlighting the ways in which they played pivotal roles during the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. This virtual book club is free and open to the public. A live Q&A will follow a brief presentation.

Telfair Museums offers its annual observance of Juneteenth with a free-admission weekend to the Jepson Center and a lecture telling one family’s compelling story of freedom. June 12, 12pm Libation Ceremony, Jepson Center entrance

Join historian Anthony Cohen for a special Juneteenth lecture and an amazing story of family history, freedom and resilience. “Patrick & Me” chronicles the journey of Cohen, a fourth generation descendant of an enslaved man, who escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Art Start

June 16 at 10:30am11:30am Telfair Academy

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 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.

July 2021

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.

FAAA Summer Social

July 14 at 5:30pm7:30pm Jepson Center

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.

Art Start

July 21 at 10:30am11:30am Telfair Academy

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.

Director’s Circle Preview: Sugar

July 28 at 5:30pm Jepson Center

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 laundrec@telfair.org.

‘Sugar’ Opening Lecture

July 29 at 6pm7:30pm Jepson Center

   

August 2021

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.

Art Start

August 17 at 11am12pm Jepson Center

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!