Sitting in Savannah: Lecture by Tania Sammons

Telfair Academy Thursday, May 2 | 6 pm

May 2 | 6 pm | TA

Free admission sponsored by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs

This exhibition highlights Telfair Museums’ significant collection of seated forms. Originally from the collections of 19th-century Savannahians and other collectors, this exhibition will showcase chairs and sofas as both functional objects, as well as sculptural forms.

The Telfair’s furniture collection represents one of the museum’s strongest holdings. Within this category, objects created for seating indicate a variety of tastes with origins of construction mostly in the Northeastern United States, especially New York and Philadelphia.