Posts Tagged ‘Telfair Museum’

Art On Tap – The Jepson Unplugged

August 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Art on Tap at the Jepson CenterCome enjoy Savannah’s Jepson Center like you’ve never seen it, on the evening of September 18th, when it is transformed into a coffeehouse for Art On Tap – The Jepson Unplugged!

Just like there’s always something happening in Savannah, there’s always something worth seeing at the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center – but you don’t always expect to find craft beer, wine, and delicious food at a contemporary art museum!

The Jepson Center’s popular Art On Tap series, held the third Thursday of every month, changes all that by mingling hand-crafted beers and wines with art in a Savannah-style happy hour – and you’re invited!

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Experience The Visual Blues at the Jepson Center

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Visual BluesCome experience “The Visual Blues” at Savannah’s Jepson Center, curated by Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art, January 30th through May 3rd, 2015.

The melding of African American art, music, literature, and poetry in early 20th century America gave rise to the “Harlem Renaissance:” artists and musicians drawing inspiration from – and even contributing to – each other’s work. This is the focus of The Visual Blues exhibition currently on display at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia.

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Slavery and Freedom in Savannah at the Jepson Center for the Arts

March 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Slavery and Freedom in SavannahWhen most of us think of slavery in the south, we picture rural plantations and fields of cotton but a new book and an exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, looks at the subject of urban slavery.

While rural slavery on the plantations was a more visible fact, urban slavery was instrumental to America’s slave-based economy. The story of the lives of the African Americans – both free and enslaved — who built and worked at various homes in and around Savannah are documented in the exhibit and book, shedding new light on this often forgotten yet integral part of American history.

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