Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage
Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage presents a rare opportunity to experience nearly 100 years of original performance designs by renowned visual artists who took their creativity to the stage. This exhibition pulls back the curtain on a lesser known but equally inspiring aspect of their creative expressions—their collaborations as designers of sets, costumes, lighting, scenery, and in some cases, complete performances. Artworks come from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and showcase exquisite designs for performances by modern and contemporary artists including Pablo Picasso, Natalia Gontcharova, Henri Matisse, Alexandra Exter, Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson, and David Hockney, among others.
Georgia museum welcomes ‘Never Spoken Again’ exhibition
Telfair’s Jepson Center hosts exploration of modern collections and their origins SAVANNAH, GA (June 17, 2021) — Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia is excited to welcome the traveling exhibition Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections. Curated by David Ayala-Alfonso, Never Spoken Again—on view at…
Launching Savannah’s Art Scene: Founders of The Savannah Art Club Exhibition Guide
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Savannah Art Club, Telfair presents this exhibition of work by and about the founding members of the club, including local favorites such as Lila Cabaniss, Anna Hunter, Mary Comer Lane, Juliette Gordon Low, Christopher…
Telfair Acquires Work by Artist, Poet, Slave(1 min read)
By Shannon Browning-Mullis, Curator of History and Decorative Arts The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society met in May to choose its purchases for Telfair’s collection. If you’re not familiar with the Society, this museum member group focuses on collecting by raising funds that allow the museum to acquire works…
Collecting Impressionism: Telfair's Modern Vision
Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision traces the early 20th-century footsteps of noted Telfair art advisor Gari Melchers (1860–1932) as he traveled the country and the globe identifying remarkable examples of the avant- garde art movement and giving them a permanent home in Savannah.
Before Midnight, Bonaventure and the Bird Girl Exhibition Guide
Telfair Museums presents Sylvia Shaw Judson’s iconic sculpture Bird Girl within the context of the history and art of Bonaventure Cemetery. Made famous by Jack Leigh‘s photograph for the cover of John Berendt’s bestselling novel of Savannah, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Judson’s sculpture was…
Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections
On a desk of the private study collection of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, an old stuffed parrot guards a small library and a vast, yet obsolete ornithology collection. An excited young scientist reads a story on the origins of the desiccated animal for…
Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick
Regarded as one of the great American novels, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851) presents an allegorical story that has been reinterpreted over the past 168 years and still holds a prophetic power over our collective imagination. This exhibition examines the work of six contemporary artists—including Frank Stella—who act as epic storytellers as they respond to, challenge, and celebrate the allegories presented in Melville’s literary classic.
Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience: The Berger Print Collection
This exhibition contains 21 etchings by Rembrandt that highlight the artist’s nuanced relationship with Amsterdam’s citizens of the Jewish faith and the keen insights Rembrandt brought to interpretations of Old Testament Bible stories.
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s
Exhibition Closed May 2011 Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s features works by 24 artists, including several pioneers and a special section devoted to artists who have lived in San Antonio. When curator David S. Rubin first saw Frank Stella’s 1968 painting Double Scramble, he…