Friends of African American Arts

Jepson Center

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Friends of African American Arts is a member group of people across genders, ethnicities and ages brought together by their appreciation of the artistic and cultural contributions of African Americans. Art can be instrumental in shaping the tone and nature of intercultural relations. FAAA has a diverse membership, which enjoys social and cultural activities that allow participants to expand their personal networks, while experiencing the remarkable cultural landscape the Southeast has to offer. By participating in FAAA events you are adding value to your Telfair Museums experience.



Upcoming FAAA Events


Field Trip to Savannah’s African Art Museum
September 23 | 11:30 am

Join the Friends for a special behind-the-scenes tour at Savannah’s new African Art Museum, with a welcome by museum founder Don Kole. Free to FAAA members.


Small Works Exhibition
October 5 – November 6, 2017
Jepson Center

Telfair presents the first ever exhibition by the artist members of the museum’s Friends of African American Arts member group.


Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Kimberly Camp
October 5 | 6:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church

For the fall 2017 Lawrence Lecture Telfair Museums presents a talk by distinguished museum director and artist Kimberly Camp, who will tell the fascinating and largely unknown story of collector Albert C. Barnes and his relationship with the African American community. Ms. Camp is a former director of the Experimental Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, and in 1998 became the first president and CEO in the history of The Barnes Foundation.