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.
Archaeologist David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History talks about our history before the English arrived in 1733. He explores Native American and Spanish facts that define “pre-Georgia” history. This talk was given at the “Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture” symposium presented by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.
Environmental historian Mart Stewart of Western Washington University talks about islands, edges and the globe and how they relate to Georgia’s history. He says this place always has inspired dreamers. This was the keynote address at the “Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture” symposium presented by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yale Ferguson, a graduate fellow and emeritus professor of global affairs at Rutgers University in Newark, talks about the souring relationship between Turkey and its Western allies. A combination of autocratic moves, human rights abuses and inflamed rhetoric makes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a frustrating figure in Washington and Brussels.
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.
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.