Page 1

ISSUE 23 / SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER 2015

MEMBERS’ MAGAZINE

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

TELFAIR ACADEMY OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE JEPSON CENTER

VIEW / 2


VIEW

3 / VIEW

TELFAIR.ORG


Dear Telfair Members, Welcome to the fall season at Telfair Museums! With the superb exhibitions, events, and programs we have ahead of us, it’s a great time to be a member. I would like to welcome our new chairman of the Telfair Board of Trustees, Cheri Roach. Her term will be an exciting and busy time for the museum as we gear up to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Jepson Center for the Arts in 2016. Under her leadership, we also will continue to care for our two National Historic Landmark buildings, the Telfair Academy and the OwensThomas House, and complete our Securing the Future endowment campaign to ensure the museum’s long-term sustainability. Thank you to Cheri and to all our trustees for your stewardship and your commitment to Telfair’s future! This October we will welcome the much-anticipated exhibition Monet and American Impressionism to the Jepson Center. Telfair is bringing Claude Monet’s paintings to Savannah, and I am delighted to see six of Telfair’s American Impressionist paintings included in the national tour of this exhibition. American Impressionism has been a strength of Telfair’s permanent collection since the time when Impressionism was “contemporary” art! We have many stimulating lectures and public programs planned this fall to help you learn more about this important artistic period. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and visit us often. School tours will resume this fall, as thousands of schoolchildren (including every fourth-grader in Savannah-Chatham public schools) will tour Monet and American Impressionism. We are proud to offer students the chance of a lifetime to experience the light, shadow, color, and emotion of this engaging exhibition. Telfair is able to have this positive impact because of your support. I am grateful to you, our members, for making Telfair Museums a priority. A strong membership ensures that the oldest public art museum in the South will serve Savannah and beyond for years to come. See you at the museum!

Lisa Grove, Director/CEO

Above from left: Lisa Grove, February 2015, at the opening of Monet and American Impressionism at the Harn Museum of Art; Dr. Rebecca Martin Nagy, Director of the Harn Museum of Art; Dulce Román, Chief Curator of the Harn and curator of Monet; Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator of the Hunter Museum of American Art; Daniel Stetson, former director of the Hunter Museum of American Art. Opposite: Richard Emil Miller (American, 1875–1943); La Toilette, (detail) c. 1914; oil on canvas, 40 x 32 ½ in.; The Columbus Museum, Georgia, museum purchase made possible by Mrs. J. B. Knight, Jr., in memory of her husband.

DIRECTOR‘S MESSAGE / 1


VIEW

Monet and American Impressionism October 16, 2015–January 24, 2016 / Jepson Center Monet and American Impressionism highlights the work of more than 20 American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. The exhibition presents four paintings by Claude Monet alongside roughly 50 paintings and 20 prints by many of the leading figures of American Impressionism, such as Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. These artists adapted the innovations of French Impressionism and ultimately paved the way to a uniquely American style of painting in the late nineteenth century. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, intimate depictions of women and children, and images of modern life in American cities, which together generate dialogues about techniques, composition, and subject matter. Monet and American Impressionism considers how the proponents of Impressionism in the United States responded to the paintings of Claude Monet—including both what they embraced and what they ignored in Monet’s work—as well as their responses to aspects of social and cultural life in America during this period. The exhibition explores relevant issues of the times, including America’s fascination with French art and culture, the effect of tourism on artistic taste and consumer culture, the changing roles of women in American society, and the shifting attitudes toward industrialization, exercise, and public health. In addition to featuring the leading painters of the day, the exhibition includes works by such lesser-known figures as John Leslie Breck, Richard Emil Miller, Lilla Cabot Perry, and Guy Wiggins, among others. Artists representing a later generation of painters who merged Impressionism with realist concerns, such as Maurice Prendergast, William Glackens, Ernest Lawson, and Jonas Lie, are also included. The installation is organized along five thematic groupings: “The Allure of Giverny,” “A Country Retreat,” “The Vibrance of Urbanism,” “The Comfort of Home,” and “A Graphic Legacy.” The exhibition includes six major American Impressionist paintings from Telfair’s own collection, providing visitors with the opportunity to view these beloved and familiar works in a new context. Making its debut at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida, the exhibition then traveled to the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before coming to Savannah. Monet and American Impressionism is organized by the Harn Museum of Art in partnership with Telfair Museums and the Hunter Museum of American Art. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition and includes essays addressing the artistic, cultural, and historical context of American Impressionism from interdisciplinary perspectives. Sponsored by the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs, Richard H. Middleton Jr., SunTrust, the Telfair Academy Guild, and Visit Savannah.

Monet Soirée! Thursday, October 15, 5–10 pm / Jepson Center Members free, non-members $15 Register at telfair.org/monet or by calling Lauren Flotte 912.790.8807.

Lecture 6 pm / Neises Auditorium An online reservation and a printed e-ticket are required to attend the lecture. Lecture reservations will be available beginning September 15. Register at telfair.org/monet. Telfair Museums invites members and guests to a special evening celebrating the opening of Monet and American Impressionism. Courtney McNeil will tell the story of Impressionism and the Telfair, followed by a dazzling party in the Eckburg Atrium with artists, music, activites, drinks, and Frenchinspired food! Left: Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874–1939); The Garden Umbrella, 1910 ; oil on canvas, 32 x 32 in. Telfair Museums. Opposite: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926); Waterloo Bridge, 1903; oil on canvas, 26 x 32 in.; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Gift of Ione T. Staley, 60.057.000.

2 / VIEW

TELFAIR.ORG


MONET AND AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM LECTURE SERIES Jepson Center Neises Auditorium / Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild Three evening lectures will provide Telfair members and visitors with an overview of Impressionism, an introduction to key themes in the Monet and American Impressionism exhibition, and an illustration of the exhibition’s connections to Telfair’s permanent collection. Courtney McNeil, Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions at Telfair Museums, will present an introductory lecture on Impressionism as a movement, placing works from Telfair’s collection in context. A second lecture, by the distinguished scholar Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews, will explore what was new scientifically and culturally about light in the nineteenth century, and how Monet and his American colleagues saw these studies, and Impressionism, through nationalistic lenses. Dr. Mathews is the author and editor of numerous books, including biographies of Mary Cassatt and Paul Gauguin, and is a visiting associate professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator and Lecturer Emerita at Williams College. Courtney McNeil will close the series by addressing Impressionism’s influence on prints made by notable American artists and exploring why those artists chose to pursue a difficult medium after achieving success with their paintings. An online reservation and a printed e-ticket are required to attend. Reservations will be available one month prior to the lecture date at telfair.org/monet.

Paris to Savannah: The Story of Impressionism and Telfair Museums 6 pm, Thursday, October 15 / Courtney McNeil Members free, non-members $15. Party follows in the Eckburg Atrium!

Modern Light, Monet, and the Americans 6 pm, Thursday, October 29 / Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews Members free, non-members $12. Reception follows in the Eckburg Atrium with light appetizers and a beer and wine cash bar.

Imprinting Impressionism: The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt, Frank Benson, and Childe Hassam 6 pm, Tuesday, November 3 / Courtney McNeil Members free, non-members $12. Reception follows in the Eckburg Atrium with light appetizers and a beer and wine cash bar.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

VIEW / 3


VIEW

Director’s Circle Preview Dinner Wednesday, October 14 See p. 14 for more details.

The Spirit of Monet Plant Collection October 16–January 24, 2016 / Jepson Center Telfair Museums is excited to announce a partnership with the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. The Spirit of Monet Plant Collection will be on display in the Sculpture Terraces at the Jepson Center, featuring a selection of flowers inspired by the work of the French Impressionist painter and garden architect Claude Monet. Additionally, the collection will be planted by the City of Savannah throughout the historic district. The plant collection, curated by the four horticulturalists with the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, will be shown during the entirety of the Monet and American Impressionism exhibition and will be available for purchase at select garden retailers.

Garden Party Thursday, September 17, 7–9 pm / Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Join Telfair Museum at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens for the unveiling of the Spirit of Monet Plant Collection. Telfair and Coastal Gardens members free, non-members $15. For more information visit coastalgeorgiabg.org/events To reserve tickets, contact Liz Lubrani at 912.921.5460, ext. 221.

4 / VIEW

Top to bottom: Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874–1939); Lilies, 1911; oil on canvas; 25 3/4 x 32 1/8 in.; Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.55 Photography ©Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago. Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926); Woman Bathing, 1891; color drypoint and aquatint on paper; 17 1/8 x 12 in.; Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

TELFAIR.ORG


Guided Walk-in Tours Fridays 2 pm, October 23–January 22 / Jepson Center

Curator's Tours Fridays 2 pm, October 30, November 20, December 18, January 8 / Jepson Center Groups larger than 10 people may reserve their own guided tour on any day by calling 912.790.8827 or by emailing lusej@telfair.org. Mobile guides to the exhibition also will be available for personal devices.

Free Family Days October 10 / Telfair Academy November 14 / Jepson Center See p. 13 for more details. Top to bottom: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926); Marée montante à Pourville (Rising Tide at Pourville), 1882; oil on canvas, 26 x 32 in.; Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer, 41.1260. William Glackens; The Horse Chestnut Tree, Washington Square, circa 1915-1919; oil on canvas, 26 x 31-3/4 in.; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Museum purchase, 1995.42

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

VIEW / 5


VIEW

Mickalene Thomas at Giverny September 11, 2015–January 10, 2016 / Jepson Center The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. In her reimagined renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity, and the traditional art historical narrative. Thomas first became interested in creating a dialogue with progressive nineteenth-century artists such as Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, and Gustave Courbet after completing an artist’s residency at Monet’s home in Giverny, France, in 2011. During her time in Giverny, Thomas was influenced by the realization that Monet had carefully appointed his residence and gardens to create the ideal creative retreat. The collage effect apparent in Thomas’s Giverny landscapes and interiors mirrors Monet’s desire to piece together spaces as individual sites of inspiration. This exhibition presents a selection of collages and mixed-media paintings inspired by Thomas’s time in Giverny that throws the continued relevance and influence of the nineteenth-century father of Impressionism into new relief. Mickalene Thomas is a native of Camden, New Jersey, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her BFA from the Pratt Institute and her MFA from Yale University. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, as well as numerous gallery shows.

Above: Mickalene Thomas; Marie: Femme Noire Nué Couchée, 2012; rhinestone, acrylic paint and oil, enamel on wood panel; 96 x 120 in.; Courtesy Mickalene Thomas and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and ARS (Artists Rights Society,) New York. Collection of Tracey and Philip Riese, New York, NY.

6 / VIEW

Opposite: Mickalene Thomas; Vertical View of Jardin d’Eau, 2012; rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and enamel on wood panel; 100 x 90 in.; Photo by Elisabeth Bernstein; Courtesy Mickalene Thomas and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and ARS (Artists Rights Society,) New York.Collection of Todd and Paige Kramer, New York, NY

TELFAIR.ORG


RELATED PROGRAM

Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Deborah Willis October 8, 6 pm / Jepson Center Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) is honored to welcome the esteemed speaker Deborah Willis, PhD, to Savannah to give the 2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. Dr. Willis is Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a noted photographer, author, curator, and scholar. Dr. Willis was a 2014 Cohen Fellow at Harvard University, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and Fletcher Fellow, and a 2000 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She received the NAACP Image Award in 2014 for her book with Barbara Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation. Her book with Emily Bernard, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs, was a winner of the NAACP Image Award in Literature. Dr. Willis’s lecture, “Critical Narratives in Visualizing the Black Body in Art and History,” will refer to Telfair’s Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the work of Thomas and other contemporary artists restaging art historical scenes. This lecture is presented free of charge thanks to funding from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation and by the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs. A reception will follow the lecture, hosted by Telfair’s Friends of African American Arts.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

VIEW / 7


VIEW

Eclectic Encounters: Selections from the Permanent Collection Through February 18, 2016 / Jepson Center With a permanent collection of over 6,500 objects, Telfair Museums can display only a small number of works at any given time due to space constraints, the sensitivity of certain mediums, and the museum’s ever-rotating exhibition schedule. Heath Ritch, Exhibit Designer and Preparator for Telfair Museums, has seen every work that has been added to the collection over the last 10 years. These works are often destined for storage until an appropriate space and exhibition can be determined. As the curator of Eclectic Encounters, Ritch organized this exhibition to give these unseen and underutilized works their much-deserved moment on the gallery walls. This show is an intentional pastiche of eclectic works that offers an opportunity of discovery for the viewer. One common element among the works is their power to complicate easy understanding on the part of the viewer, often through an enigmatic subject matter, an unusual narrative or medium, or an uncommon creative process. This exhibition crosses time periods and art movements to include work by such varied artists as the eighteenth century British painter and printmaker William Hogarth, the nineteenth century Impressionist Mary Cassatt, and the Modernist painter Irving Petlin. Altogether, Eclectic Encounters reveals the wide range of works in Telfair Museums’ holdings and presents the viewer with a compelling insider’s look at the collection.

After William Hogarth (British, 1697–1764); Frontispiece to Clubbe’s Physiognomy (or the Weighing House), 1763; engraving on paper; 10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.

Prints from the Collection Through July 2016 / Telfair Academy From Dürer and Rembrandt to Bellows and Benton, Telfair Museums’ collection of fine prints contains works by some of the most iconic artists in all of Western art history. This installation features approximately 40 European and American prints dating from the sixteenth century to 1945. Because works on paper are particularly susceptible to damage from light, these exceptional prints are rarely on public view. Highlights of the installation include Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve, and the newly acquired etching The Flight into Egypt, A Night Piece by Rembrandt.

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528); Adam and Eve, 1504; engraving on paper; 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.; Gift of Julianna F. Waring, 1972.23.8.

8 / VIEW

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch (1606–1669); The Flight into Egypt, A Night Piece, 1651; etching on paper; 4 15/16 x 4 1/4 in.; Museum purchase with funds provided by a group of anonymous donors, 2015.1.1a

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919); Femme nue assise, n.d.; lithograph on paper; 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.; Museum purchase.

TELFAIR.ORG


I Have Marks to Make December 5, 2015–January 3, 2016 / Jepson Center Celebrating the therapeutic power of art for more than two decades, Telfair’s annual I Have Marks to Make exhibition features artwork by individuals of all ages with disabilities or in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Participating community organizations include the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center; Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc.; St. Joseph’s/Candler Rehabilitation; LIFE, Inc.; Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Department for Exceptional Children; the City of Savannah’s therapeutics program; Savannah Speech and Hearing Center Stroke Survivors’ Group; the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, Inc.; Department of Veterans Affairs Savannah Primary Care Clinic; Goodwill’s ADVANCE Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program; and Ruth Byck Adult Daytime Care. Project funding is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Alan S. Gaynor Fund of the Savannah Community Foundation.

Free Family Day and Reception December 12, 1–4 pm / Jepson Center Auditorium program begins at 2 pm with a reception following. See p. 13 for more details.

Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s Through September 20 / Jepson Center Art on Tap: Jepson Unplugged Friday, September 18, 8–10 pm / Jepson Center Members $12, non-members $15 / Purchase tickets at telfair.org/artontap. Join us as we throw back to the 1990s and transform the Jepson Center into a “coffeehouse” in celebration of the national exhibition Come As You Are. Guests are invited to sit back and listen as Coy Campbell of Nightingale News performs acoustic versions of classic 90s songs from favorite bands like Nirvana and the Pixies. A special tapas-style menu will be available from the Jepson Café, along with wine and beer from a cash bar. A limited number of tickets are available; advance purchase is recommended.

James Brooks Through November 1 / Jepson Center James Brooks (1906–1992), formally considered an Abstract Expressionist, produced bright works marked by their vibrating tension between spontaneous form and controlled gesture. Raised mainly in Texas, Brooks moved to New York City in 1926 to study at the Art Students League. During the Great Depression, Brooks was employed by the WPA for several important commissions. Brooks eventually abandoned his early representational style of American Scene realism in favor of deconstructed and flattened figures inspired by Cubism. His work further delved into abstraction after Brooks joined his friend Jackson Pollock as part of the avant-garde group of artists known as the New York School in the late 1940s. Brooks’s innovative staining technique on canvas produced dynamic works with expansive puddles of color that received critical praise and attention from the art world. This installation celebrates the recent gift of eight prints from the James and Charlotte Brooks Foundation in honor of Dwight Emanuelson, a longtime supporter of Telfair Museums.

Cheers! Through June 12, 2016 / Telfair Academy Explore the world of drinking in this fun exhibition dedicated to objects used for the consumption of tea, wine, coffee, punch, beer, cider, and chocolate. This unique display featuring vessels made of glass, silver, and porcelain will give visitors a glimpse into our past drinking habits, using items from Telfair's permanent collection.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

VIEW / 9


LEARN Classes are located in the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted. Contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org to reserve your space now! telfair.org/learn

Youth Classes Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing I: Fall Session Ages: 10–14 Instructor: Marisa Lilje Thursdays, October 1–October 29, 4:30–6 pm Members $100, non-members $125 This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In this class, students will focus on measurement, proportion, and perspective, and practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. New students are welcome! All materials will be provided.

Video Game Development Ages: 10–16 Instructor: Lauren Winter Thursdays, October 1–October 29, 4:30–6 pm Members $100, non-members $125 In this five-week class, students will build their own video game. Students will explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants with a fun-loving personality—no programming experience required. All materials will be provided.

Youth Plein Air Painting Class Ages: 10–16 Instructor: Autumn Gary Saturdays, October 17–November 14, 2–4 pm Members $150, non-members $175 Students will build miniature oil painting kits and use them to explore techniques of value and color blocking to create fast plein air paintings. Set out to experience and document the beauty of Savannah armed only with a cigar-box “easel” containing everything you need, from paints to brushes and canvas. This class is perfect for new painters as well as the experienced artist interested in new working methods. Let’s go old-school like the Master Impressionists and take to the open fall air. Join us as we observe the world in the natural light and paint Savannah’s many colorful historical squares and sites.

Art Educator Meet-Up: Visual Thinking Thursday, September 17, 4–5:30 pm / Jepson Center Local art educators are invited to join the Telfair education staff after school for refreshments and practice discussions of selected works of art in current exhibitions Mickalene Thomas at Giverny and Eclectic Encounters. Free to k-12 educators in the Savannah area. Reservations are recommended. Please contact Jill Luse at lusej@telfair.org with any questions. Register online at telfair.org/learn.

10 / LEARN

TELFAIR.ORG


Adult Classes Beginning Oil Painting Instructor: Woody Cornwell Thursdays, September 24–October 29, 1–4 pm Members $175, non-members $200 This class focuses on the fundamental techniques of painting with oil-based paint. Designed for those with a broad range of painting experience, this class will develop both beginning and continuing-level students’ skills using color, composition, and creativity. The subject matter will range from still lifes to old Master studies and photographs. Students will explore techniques from the basic understanding of “fat over lean” to imprimitura, grisaille, impasto, and alla prima.

Guided Still Life Open Studio Instructor: Kip Bradley Tuesdays, September 29–November 17, 1–4 pm Members $150, non-members $175 Set aside time to paint! We will help ensure you’re spending time this fall doing what you love each week in this three-hour guided open studio. Work independently or ask advice as needed; the focus is on the act of painting as a means to improve one’s artistic skills. The instructor will set up a simple still life or suggest a great plein air painting location. All you have to do is come in and make the commitment to one painting each week!

Impressionist Still Life Instructor: Carl Fougerousse Mondays, October 12–November 16, 10 am–1 pm Member $175, non-members $200 This class will explore the use of color to create the illusion of light in oil paintings. Students will learn by looking closely at the paintings included in the exhibition Monet and American Impressionism. This method of color study is designed for curious beginners as well as for advanced students of painting. Students will learn to perceive and paint with a full palette of color, giving their paintings greater luminosity and brilliance.

Sketchbooking: The Foundations Instructor: Kip Bradley Fridays, October 16–December 11, 12–2 pm (no class November 27) Members $95, non-members $120 The more technology is integrated into our lives, the cooler low-tech activities like sketchbooking become. It’s time to enjoy the simplicity, growth, and delight that come from sketching. This eight-week class will introduce you to keeping a sketchbook. Students will gain a strong introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques and develop the habits of incorporating sketching into their everyday lives. Artists of all levels are welcome, and materials will be provided.

Impressionist Sketch Crawl Ages: Teen to Adult Saturday, November 14, 3–6 pm Free; registration required

Intro to Painting Boot Camp Instructor: Kip Bradley Monday, December 7, 10 am–1 pm Members $75, non-members $95 Do you want to learn the basics of oil painting? This class is designed to build foundational skills and to expand students’ knowledge of techniques and materials that can be applied to many painting styles and to representational or abstract subjects. Students will learn how to use paint, paint mediums, and brushes for outstanding results, as well as how to mix colors and how to create the illusion of three-dimensional forms.

Workshops Sunrise and Sunset Impressionist Instructor: Woody Cornwell Wednesdays, October 21–December 2, 9 am–12 pm and 4–7 pm, (no class Nov. 25) Members $300, non-members $325 This intensive and unique workshop will explore lighting and locale by painting the same location at both sunrise and sunset. The class will meet once a week in the morning and afternoon for an intensive study in color, light, and mark making. Students will learn to create strong compositions and designs, paint shapes and values to develop a more painterly style, capture the effects of light in moving water, and translate wave patterns. Students will also study the use of color to convey temperature, mood, and time of day.

Dee Beard Dean: Painting with Monet Instructor: Dee Beard Dean November 4–6, 9 am–4 pm Members $450, non-members $475 Lectures will be held each morning in the Jepson Center with private viewings of original works by Claude Monet and other masters. Students will study the brushwork and painting techniques of the early Impressionists and will paint in the manner of the Masters each afternoon. Students will also do studies on the “color of light” as discovered by Monet. Dean will give the students individual attention depending on their skill level. Although Dean will be teaching using oil paints, she is well versed in all mediums, and students of all mediums are welcome. It is her intent to enhance, not to change, a student’s individual style.

Impressionist Painting at the Roundhouse Instructor: Carl Fougerousse Monday, December 14, 10 am–4 pm Members $100, non-members $125 The rise of the Impressionist movement coincided with a railways expansion in the late 19th century. Monet himself painted several masterpieces depicting scenes from the railway. In this workshop we will have the unique opportunity to paint at Savannah's historic Roundhouse Railroad Museum, with its period steam locomotives and cars.

The paintings of Monet and American Impressionism will inspire this sketch crawl as we explore light and color. Come to the Jepson Center to tour the exhibit, then meet at 4 pm for sunset sketching.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

LEARN / 11


LEARN

Art Start Stroller Tours Third Thursdays, September– November, 9:30–10:15 am Adults with infants from 2–18 months. Tour is included with museum admission; free to adult museum members. Ten infant spaces are available. To register, please call 912.790.8827 or visit telfair.org/family. Open to our youngest visitors, Stroller Tours are monthly gatherings at which parents and caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so we’ll explore a different set of artworks each month in a gallery all to ourselves. There will be board books for the little ones afterward and adult conversation for you and like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee and tea in our café. Strollers, crying, and older siblings are all welcome!

September 17, The Owens-Thomas House Explore the different rooms of the Owens-Thomas House.

October 15, Impressionism at the Academy Explore color and pattern and light.

Telfair Tots Third Thursdays, September– November, 10:30–11:30 am Once a month, preschoolers (ages 2–5) and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us! Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission applies for caregivers; free to adult museum members.

September 17, The Owens-Thomas House Explore the different rooms of the Owens-Thomas House, and practice faux painting.

October 15, Impressionism at the Academy

November 19, Monet!

Explore the Impressionist artwork at the Telfair Academy and talk about the color of light!

Paint like Monet at the Jepson Center!

November 19, Monet! Paint like Monet at the Jepson Center!

Community Exhibitions Jepson Center, Morrison Community Gallery Summer Outreach

September 12–October 11

Savannah Veteran Affairs: Painting October 16–November 8

Savannah Plein Air Painters November 13–December 1

I Have Marks to Make December 5–January 3

12 / LEARN

4th Grade School Tour Program This fall and winter every fourth-grade student from Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will visit the Jepson Center to tour Monet and American Impressionism. Continuing one of the museum’s longest-running education programs, students will make connections among the fine arts, social studies, science, and English language arts through a variety of responses to art, guided through visual thinking strategies, observation, and collaborative activities. Students also will do a related studio activity and practice Impressionist color theory, making their own miniature masterpieces! Major funding is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Great Dane, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and Wells Fargo.

TELFAIR.ORG


Free Family Days Saturdays (once a month), 1–4 pm Free and open to the public, thanks to funding from the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Owens-Thomas House

Monet at the Telfair Art Fair

September 12 / Owens-Thomas House

November 14 / Jepson Center and Telfair Square

Join us for an afternoon of history, craft demonstrations, and exploration at the Owens-Thomas House. The main floor of the house will be open for interpretive tours in which families will meet characters from the history of the house, including Mary Maxwell and the Marquis de Lafayette, and learn about tea and entertaining customs of the period. Visitors will see demonstrations of traditional methods of spinning and bread-making, and learn to play games like marbles that were likely played by both the enslaved and free children in the household. Families also will see a demonstration of the faux-finishing techniques used in the house and participate in a hands-on marbleizing activity.

Impressionism October 10 / Telfair Academy Get ready for Monet, and create lasting impressions at the historic Telfair Academy by exploring the painting techniques and color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art. Go on an Impressionism scavenger hunt, play color games in the galleries, and enjoy Impressionist music in the beautiful rotunda, as we help you make your own color book.

Enjoy Telfair Square and the Monet and American Impressionism exhibit at this inside and outside Free Family Day. Children can engage in activities in the square sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials, try plein air painting, make water lilies, participate in story time, learn how to mix colors, and more!

I Have Marks to Make December 12 / Jepson Center Help celebrate the creative spirit and the accomplishments of Savannah artists young and old at Telfair’s annual I Have Marks to Make exhibition. Exploring the empowerment of people through art, the exhibition features works by individuals with disabilities or in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Make your own mark in drawing and painting activities led by talented local artists participating in the exhibition, and take part in a moving program of poetry readings and performances at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

Welcome Docents! Docents are Telfair’s public ambassadors; they are vital to Telfair Museums’ success and are encouraged to play an active role in the implementation of tour-based educational programs. Serving as a docent is a fun, creative teaching and learning experience. Becoming a docent allows you to enrich your own understanding of the visual arts while serving your community by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Training begins in September. If you would like to join the program, please contact Jill Luse at 912.790.8827 or lusej@telfair.org.

Teen Council The Teen Council begins again! This year, teens from local high schools will explore professional roles and functions in the museum and local arts organizations by meeting weekly with museum staff, artists, and art enthusiasts from the community. The Teen Council also will partake in project-based learning, art-making, and volunteer work within the museum and the local arts community before working on one large collaborative project that will be revealed in May 2016. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

LEARN / 13


EVENTS

Director’s Circle Special Events Join the Director’s Circle to enjoy these and other exclusive benefits. For more information, contact Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or rennerc@telfair.org.

Monet and American Impressionism Director’s Circle Preview Dinner Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 pm / Jepson Center Galleries open at 5:30 pm for previewing, cocktails at 6 pm, "pop-up" lecture at 6:45 and dinner at 7:30 pm at the Chatham Club. The evening’s special guests will be Rebecca M. Nagy, PhD, Director, and Dulce Román, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art, both of the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida. For more information, contact Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or rennerc@telfair.org.

Fine Art | Fine Wine Thursday, November 5, 6 pm / Telfair Academy Cocktails at 6 pm; lecture at 7 pm, “Reinventing Traditions: The Art of William Merritt Chase” by Erica Hirschler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; wine tasting and elegant small plate food pairings at 8 pm. This event is by special invitation for members at the Steward level and above, or any member with $2,500+ in cumulative giving for the year.

Save the Date! Telfair Ball February 27, 2016

Armstrong Lecture Links the Black Prince to Batman Thursday, November 19, 6:30 pm / Telfair Academy Telfair hosts a free lecture in Armstrong State University’s Moveable Feast series that addresses one of the museum’s most iconic paintings. Dr. Grant Gearhart, assistant professor of Spanish at Armstrong State University, will present “Suiting Up the Hero: Armor and Identity from the Black Prince to the Dark Knight.” From colorful war paint to embroidered uniforms and camouflage, warriors have marked their identity with what they wear. Using Julian Story’s painting The Black Prince at Crécy as a departure point, Gearhart discusses the role that armor played in fashioning the European knight’s identity, and how gunpowder technologies modified armor’s role as both a protective and an aesthetic part of the knight’s ensemble during the early Renaissance. The talk also explores the similar interplay between the function and appearance of the “batsuit” as seen in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films. Like knights, superheroes such as Batman rely on costumes to create an identity, and this link illustrates how older warrior motifs remain present in our contemporary culture.

PULSE Art + Technology Festival January 27–31, 2016 In January 2016, Telfair Museums will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Established in 2007 and attracting more than 4,000 visitors each year, the PULSE festival is an all-ages celebration of the creative uses of technology by artists and designers from around the world. The festival will feature a host of exciting programs and artists, including Daniel Rozin, whose ingenious mechanical mirrors have attracted worldwide acclaim. Lisa Park’s installation Eunoia II will allow participants to control pools of water with their brainwaves using EEG-reading headsets. Hands-on workshops will introduce youths to coding, video game development, and sound art. Many PULSE programs are offered free of charge, including the festival’s largest event, PULSE Free Family Day. Stay tuned for an announcement about a major performance, and get ready to amaze yourself at PULSE! Funding is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Hargray Communications.

14 / EVENTS

TELFAIR.ORG


Fall at the OwensThomas House Mortality and Mourning in Regency Savannah September 14–November 1

Life was precarious in Savannah at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Yellow fever was a constant threat and infant mortality was high. How did early Savannahians deal with the ever-present specter of their own demise? Visit the Owens-Thomas House and explore ideas of mortality and mourning on all regularly scheduled tours during the dates listed above.

Special Event in Partnership with the Davenport House Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24 6 pm / Owens-Thomas House and the Davenport House, 324 East State Street Start your evening at the Owens-Thomas House for a rare after-hours tour and hear about Mortality and Mourning in Regency Savannah. Then, be accompanied by a guide to the Davenport House for their new program Stranger than Fiction—Beliefs in the Early 19th Century Regarding the Extraordinary. 20 tickets available per night, cost is $40. Tickets can be purchased at davenporthousemuseum.org.

The Evolution of Christmas Traditions in America November 23, 2015–January 4, 2016 Why do we hang stockings on chimneys and kiss under mistletoe? Take a walk through history as we explore past Christmas traditions and their influence on the holiday we know today. The Owens-Thomas House will be decked out to help you experience the simplicity of a Regency Christmas during the tenure of the Richardsons, the growing sophistication of the antebellum customs practiced by the Owenses, and the more recognizable Victorian holiday that the Thomases would have enjoyed. Take a walk through the holidays on all regularly scheduled tours during the dates listed above.

John Davis Florist Telfair Museums would like to extend a special thank-you to John Davis Florist for welcoming our patrons and guests with the unique and beautiful arrangements seen at the front desk of the Jepson Center. John uses his love of Savannah and our wonderfully curated exhibitions to inspire his floral designs. Visit the Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium to admire his floral works of art!

Faircloth Challenge Grant At the core of Telfair Museums' mission is the exhibition of art. Whether designed to challenge or inspire, haunt or delight, exhibitions are the portals through which we question, explore, and discover meaning in our collective culture. For this reason, two devoted friends of the museum, Bob and Jean Faircloth, have generously offered Telfair Museums a $25,000 challenge grant for exhibitions in 2015. To qualify for this special matching gift, Telfair must raise $50,000 by December 31st. We ask for your support to help us reach this important goal! Your gift today will be worth more than ever before, matched by the extraordinary generosity of Bob and Jean Faircloth, and supported by Telfair’s goal of being a lasting, community anchor for learning and creativity. To make a gift toward this effort, please visit telfair.org/support/donatemonet or call Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

EVENTS / 15


MEMBER GROUPS

Member Groups Membership provides art lovers and Telfair supporters with a wide array of opportunities to enjoy the unique social, cultural, and educational benefits that come with participation in important museum support groups. For more information please visit telfair.org/groups, or call 912.790.8866 to join.

Friends of African American Arts Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) 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. FAAA members enjoy social and cultural activities that allow participants to expand their personal networks while experiencing the remarkable cultural landscape that the Southeast has to offer. For more information or to register, visit telfair.org/FAAA.

A Visit to the Penn Center

September 19, 11 am / Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Cr. W., St. Helena Island, SC The Penn Center is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves, and one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. Located on St. Helena Island—a beautiful and historically distinct region of the South Carolina Sea Islands—the Penn School was established in 1862 as an experimental program to educate Sea Island slaves at the beginning of the Civil War. The Penn Center is the oldest and most persistent survivor of the Port Royal Experiment, and Telfair has coiled baskets in its collection made by Penn School students from the early twentieth century. Please register by September 11; $10 per person. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture October 8, 6 pm / Jepson Center See p. 7 for more information.

A Visit to the Pin Point Heritage Museum and Blacksmith Demonstration November 7, 2 pm / Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue

Artist and FAAA member Gilbert Walker will demonstrate his forging techniques and how he recreates things from nature including birds, oyster shells, and architectural art. Please register by November 1. Free for members and non-members. Guests may opt for a guided tour for $7. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Tour of History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence December 10, 6 pm / SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Boulevard

Join SCAD’s Head Curator of Exhibitions, Storme Janse van Rensburg, and Dr. Walter O. Evans for this exclusive tour of History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence, an exhibition that explores three major themes of Lawrence’s oeuvre particularly prevalent in his graphic works. Please register by December 7. Members free, non-members $8.

Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society supports and promotes the expansion of the museum’s permanent collection, and provides its members with exclusive programs and educational opportunities that enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of art. For more information visit telfair.org/melchers.

Thomas Home Tour September 10, 6 pm

Tour the home and collection of Fran and Hue Thomas. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Location details will be communicated in a forthcoming Melchers e-newsletter. RSVP to Nancy Boyd at nancyboyd03@comcast.net.

December Gathering

December 14, 6 pm / Location TBA Save the date for a December gathering!

Brunch and Talk

October 30, 11 am / Chatham Club, 15 East Liberty Steet Enjoy a brunch and a talk by Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews, retired Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art at the Williams College Museum of Art. Dr. Mathews will speak about her role in collections development at Williams. Tickets for this event are limited; pricing and other details will be communicated in a forthcoming Melchers e-newsletter. RSVP to Nancy Boyd at nancyboyd03@comcast.net.

William Jay Society Named in honor of the famed young architect whose talent still endures in Savannah, the William Jay Society (WJS) is a group of Savannah’s young professionals who share an enthusiasm and appreciation for art and the Telfair. WJS's mission is to promote the museum’s goals and its commitment to developing an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of art. Through diverse cultural programs, art-related social activities and educational tours, WJS is establishing the next generation of community leaders and supporters of the Telfair. For more information, visit telfair.org/WJS.

Masquerade in the Mansion October 30, 9 pm / Telfair Academy / See p. 18 for more information.

16 / MEMBER GROUPS

TELFAIR.ORG


Friends of the Owens-Thomas House The Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT) is the Telfair member group dedicated to supporting the OwensThomas House. Located on Oglethorpe Square, the site encompasses the main house, the urban slave quarters, a carriage house, and a parterre garden created in the mid-twentieth century to replace the original working garden. For more information or to RSVP for any of the following two events please contact Cyndi Sommers at 912.790.8880 or sommersc@telfair.org.

Gordonston Neighborhood Tour Tuesday, September 15, 5–8 pm

FOT members will explore three different homes of varying ages and styles in Savannah’s eastside neighborhood of Gordonston, one of the city’s earliest suburbs. Developed by William Washington Gordon III, the brother of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low (the founder of the Girl Scouts), Gordonston sits on an eighty-acre tract of former Gordon family farmland. One of Savannah’s streetcar suburbs, the neighborhood was served by a line that ran along Kinzie Avenue (named for William and Juliette’s mother, Nellie Kinzie Gordon) to the resort town of Thunderbolt. Unlike the streets of the grid-designed suburbs of Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent, Gordonston’s avenues radiate out from Pierpont Circle. Crape myrtles and live oaks line the streets, which connect large lots and spacious, cultivated gardens that feature popular flowering plants. Dating mostly from the late 1910s to the 1950s, the neighborhood’s homes feature a variety of architectural styles, including Greek and colonial revival, craftsman, and midcentury modern. A six-acre park set aside for recreation by Juliette Gordon Low in 1926 resides at the center of the neighborhood.

Christmas Wassail

Tuesday, December 1, 5:30–7:30 pm / Owens-Thomas House For the third year in a row, FOT members will celebrate the holiday season with a wassail in the front courtyard of the Owens-Thomas House followed by a “candlelight” tour of the home. The house will be decorated to reflect the observance of Christmas by the people who lived and worked in the households of the Richardson, Owens, and Thomas families.

Telfair Academy Guild The Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) supports the goals and activities of Telfair Museums through volunteerism. Membership is open to anyone who is a member of the museum and who is interested in supporting the guild’s activities. TAG meets every second Monday from September to May except in December. The format of either a morning coffee social or an evening wine reception followed by a TAGtalk makes meetings both fun and educational. For those unable to attend during the day, there are five TAG@Night meetings on Monday evenings held at the Jepson or a local creative venue from September through June. For more information, visit telfair.org/TAG.

TAGtalk

TAG presents Greening of the Telfair

Courtney McNeil, Telfair’s Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions, joins Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education, to talk about upcoming exhibitions.

Courtney McNeil, Telfair’s Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions, joins Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education, to talk about upcoming exhibitions.

Each holiday season, TAG volunteers decorate the Telfair mansion just as Mary herself might have prepared it for a Twelfth Night celebration with family and good friends. The festive table is laid complete with oysters, fowl, meat pies, carrots, beets, and other dishes of the period. The Octagon Room is set for after-dinner sweets, fruits, and the traditional Twelfth Night cake. The kitchen is alive with preparations for dinner, including recently acquired ingredients for an apple pie, loaves of homemade bread, butter, and a slab of bacon. And even though Mary herself would not have used greens on the outside of her home, the guild will add greenery in the spirit of the season. Be sure to see the period rooms this year!

November 16, 5:30 pm / SCAD Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull Street

Rooms with a View

The sculptor Matt Toole will discuss and show videos of site-specific installations in Ireland and Wales.

See p. 18 for more information.

September 14, 10 am / Jepson Center

November 9, 10 am / Jepson Center The designers of TAG’s Rooms with a View will lead a panel discussion and discuss their plans for the December event.

TAG@Night

September 21, 5:30 pm / Jepson Center

TAGtalk and Luncheon

October 12, 10 am / Jepson Center

November 30–December 4 / Telfair Academy

December 3–18 / Jepson Center

Save the Date: Telfair In Bloom April 14–17, 2016 / Jepson Center

Lecture by Courtney McNeil. Luncheon to follow at the Telfair Academy.

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

MEMBER GROUPS / 17


EVENTS

Masquerade in the Mansion Friday, October 30, 9 pm / Telfair Academy Don your masks for an unforgettable Masquerade in the Mansion, presented by Telfair’s William Jay Society. Intrigue and revelry await as you wander the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy, once the mansion home of one of Georgia’s most prominent historical families and now site of Telfair Museums’ collection of masterful paintings and sculptures. Enjoy unusual entertainment, music and dancing, libations, late night treats, and lots of surprises at this can’t-miss event. This event is open to anyone 21 years+. Admission includes two drink tickets; additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. Attire is Cocktail/Black Tie and masks! The William Jay Society is Telfair Museums’ member group for young professionals. Proceeds from William Jay Society events support the museum’s educational outreach and general programming. Tickets are available for purchase at telfair.org/WJS or by calling 912.790.8866. General Tickets: Through October 26: members $45, non-members $55 / After October 26: members $55, non-members $65/ At the door: members $65, non-members $75 Patron Tickets: $100 Patrons will enjoy open bar and hors d'oeuvres, from 8–9 pm, and receive recognition on the event’s webpage, Facebook page, and event signage if tickets are purchased by October 26. Sponsors: All About You Entertainment, Families First Funeral Care and Cremation Center, French Knot Studios, HunterMaclean, McDonalds, South magazine

Jepson Jingle Tree Lighting Wednesday, November 18, 5–7 pm / Jepson Center Telfair Museums is pleased to announce the third annual tree lighting! Libbie Summers, the artistic director of the lifestyle brand A Food-Inspired Life and an award-winning producer of food and lifestyle content, will partner with the museum to create a holiday tree inspired by the exhibition Monet and American Impressionism. Guests will enjoy music from the Savannah Children’s Choir, view the current exhibition, and partake in modest refreshments as we light the tree and kick off the holiday season. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Mrs. Robert O. Levitt and Savannah Magazine.

18

TELFAIR.ORG


21st Annual Telfair Art Fair Saturday, November 14, 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday, November 15, 12–4 pm / Telfair Square This beloved outdoor event in the heart of historic Savannah features 85 national and local artists set up around Telfair Square. For over two decades, the Telfair Art Fair has attracted thousands of visitors, Savannah-area residents, and families. The Fair features a wide variety of original art for sale in a broad range of prices and media, offering something to suit every taste and budget. The work of participating artists is eligible for judging, and artists have an opportunity to win $11,000 in cash awards, including the $5,000 Carolyn Luck McElveen Best of Show Award. Proceeds from the Telfair Art Fair benefit Telfair Museums’ educational programs, exhibitions, and acquisitions fund. Join us throughout this fabulous weekend for great art, great friends, and great entertainment. Artists will hold any items you purchase until Sunday at 4 pm. The Telfair Art Fair is free and open to the public. Presenting Sponsor: Don and Carolyn Luck McElveen Artist Sponsors: City of Savannah, HunterMaclean, Blick Art Materials Apprentice Sponsors: First Citizens Bank, The Pinyan Company, Visit Savannah

Arty Party Friday, November 13, 6 pm / Telfair Square Kick off this fabulous weekend with Arty Party for a preview bash in Telfair Square. This highly anticipated event gives guests an exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase the featured art and meet the artists at a chic cocktail reception. Patron tickets are available and start at $175 and includes a VIP hour from 6–7 pm. General tickets are members $85, non-members $130. For more information or to purchase Arty Party tickets, please call Marcya Burton at 912.790.8866 or visit telfair.org/artfair.

Children’s Activities Saturday, November 14, 12–4 pm, and Sunday, November 15, 12–2 pm / Telfair Square Free, exciting children’s art activities ramp up the fun! Sponsored by Blick Art Materials

ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

19


EVENTS

Rooms with a View: Holiday Impressions December 3–18 / Jepson Center The Telfair Academy Guild presents the second annual Rooms with a View: Holiday Impressions exhibit. This two-week-long show features local interior designers along with the internationally acclaimed designer Mary McDonald. “Rooms” will be constructed inside the Jepson Center, transforming it into a dazzling showhouse. Tickets to specific events will be available October 1. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Adam Cohen at 912.790.8864 or email cohena@telfair.org. To buy tickets or for more information, please visit telfair.org/rooms or call Marcya Burton at 912.790.8866. Sponsors: Savannah Magazine, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Preview Party and Tasting

Lecture and Luncheon

Thursday, December 3, 7 pm / Jepson Center

Friday, December 4, 10 am / Jepson Center

Preview the lavishly decorated rooms and mingle with friends while enjoying cocktails and cuisine by local restaurants including a.lure, 17hundred90 Inn and Restaurant, Garibaldi’s, the Olde Pink House, 45 Bistro, Savannah Coffee Roasters, Vic’s on the River, Leoci’s Trattoria, Ele, and others.

Our featured designer, Mary McDonald, presents a lecture in the Neises Auditorium at the Jepson Center. A delicious luncheon follows in the Jepson Center, as well as another opportunity to view the rooms. Tickets to the lecture and luncheon are $75. Lecture-only tickets are $50.

Tickets for the preview and tasting are $85.

Champagne and Croissants

Patron tickets are available for $150 and include a VIP tasting from 6–7 pm and recognition in the event program.

Saturday, December 5, 10 am / Jepson Center

2014 "Rooms," photos by Dan Biggerstaff.

Enjoy an intimate opportunity to mingle with the local designers as they share their inspirations and advice with guests. Tickets are $35.

20 / EVENTS

TELFAIR.ORG


Art Flair Shopping Event

1

November 14–15 / Jepson Center's Eckburg Atrium

2

Join us for a fun new event happening at Telfair Stores during Art Fair weekend! An exclusive gathering of local artists will sell their wares with flair. Be sure to stop by and stock up for the holidays.

3

1. Bring an Impressionist painting to life with these picturesque clay cottages. $15 2. The Monet necklace and earrings; custom designed for the Telfair with glittering Swarovski crystals. $185 3. Something for our guys! Sonia Spencer’s Water lily cuff links made in England. $55 4

4. Glass Water lily earrings and matching necklace. $28.95-55 5. An array of Impressionistic novelties, cards, coasters, magnets, puzzles, mugs…the list goes on and on! Prices vary. 6. Monet and American Impressionism catalogue. $34.95. Many other Impressionist publications available. 7. Fun children’s gifts and games including this cute plush Monet. $19.95

5

8. Monet exhibition mug. $9.95 9. Joan Edelstein scarves are back in time for the holidays. $85 10. Exquisite stained glass lamps in shining Impressionistic patterns. Prices vary.

8

6 7

10 9

TELFAIR.ORG

SHOP / 21


NON-PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE

PAID SAVANNAH, GA PERMIT NO 125 PO BOX 10081 / SAVANNAH / GA / 31412

THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS FOR EDUCATIONAL, PROGRAMMING, AND EXHIBITION SUPPORT!

department of cultural affairs

Margaret F. Perryman Charitable Trust

Richard H. Middleton, Jr.

Our programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. ART + HISTORY GCA + ARCHITECTURE also receives support from its partner agency—the National Endowment for the Arts.

JOIN! Visit telfair.org/support telfair.org/etelfair @telfairmuseums

10%

Cert no. XXX-XXX-XXXX

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926); Champ d’avoine (Oat Field) [detail], 1890; Oil on canvas; Samuel P. Harn Museum of VIEW Art. / 1

FSC_MS_5_LNBW.EPS FSC_MS_5_LNBW.TIFF FSC_MS_5_LNBW.JPG

Telfair Magazine - September-December 2015  
Telfair Magazine - September-December 2015  
Advertisement