Telfair Museums

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Elvis Photos Feel Fresh, Modern

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Art dealer Chris Murray talks about the photography exhibit “Elvis at 21.” On display at the Jepson Center for the Arts, the images capture Elvis Pressley in 1956, while the musician was still on the cusp on stardom. The photos were taken by Alfred Wertheimer.

I Believe In The Power Of Art

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Sculptor, poet, performer, activist and educator Vanessa German delivers a powerful presentation about art and love. As she describes it, art and love are the same thing. And they have the power to heal individuals and communities. She spoke as part of Telfair Museums’ “State of the Art” exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts.

Impressionism Exhibit Shines New Light On Telfair Favorites

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Courtney McNeil, Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions at Telfair Musems, talks about the exhibit “Monet and American Impressionism.” The exhibit presents four works by Claude Monet, six Impressionist works from the museums’ permanent collection and scores of traveling pieces that all highlight the art of Impressionists in the United States.

Images Explore Black History, Identity

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Artist, historian and writer Deborah Willis of New York University talks about the intersection of history, culture and identity in black images. Telfair Museums presented this lecture in connection with the exhibit “Mickalene Thomas at Giverny.” It was the 2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture.

Bet You Didn’t Know

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Curator of fine arts and exhibitions for Telfair Museums, Courtney McNeil, talks about works by African-American artists in the museums’ permanent collection. You’ll hear about some heavyweights in the art world like Augusta Savage, Romaire Bearden, Sam Gilliam and Whitfield Lovell. She also talks about where the collection will grow from here.

Exhibit Covers Pivotal Decade

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Montclair Art Museum contemporary art curator Alexandra Schwartz talks about the exhibit “Come as You Are,” on display at the Jepson Center. The exhibit highlights the artistic and societal trends of the 1990’s, including globalization, identity politics and information technology.

The Art of Diplomacy

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Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, and National Monuments Foundation president Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. talk about the art of Winston Churchill. Their talk opened the Jepson Center exhibit “The Art of Diplomacy,” a partnership between Telfair Museums, Georgia Historical Society and Millennium Gate Museum.

Art For The People: Andy Warhol And Jordan Schnitzer

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Oregon art collector, businessman and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer talks about the exhibit “In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking,” on display at the Jepson Center for the Arts. He also talks about the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, his background and the importance of art in our society.

Music Inspired Art During Harlem Renaissance

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Artist and curator Dr. Margaret Rose Vendryes talks about the powerful mix of art and music in African-American history. Her main subject is the Harlem Renaissance. This talk is presented as an introduction to “The Visual Blues,” an art exhibit on display at the Jepson Center through May 3rd.

Port City’s History And Future

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Robert Jepson talks about the past, present and future of the Port of Savannah. The city’s economic prosperity always has been tied to the sea. Jepson is a businessman, philanthropist and former chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority board. This talk was presented in conjunction with the Telfair Museums exhibit “Port City.”