ISBN: 9781785513152

Publication date: 23 Apr 2021

Author: Nicholson, Robin
Opened in 1886, Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, is the oldest
public art museum in the southern USA. Today, Telfair Museums consists
of three unique buildings: the Telfair Academy, the historic
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the contemporary Jepson
Center for the Arts. Telfair Museums was formally founded with the
bequest of Mary Telfair in 1875 and now has grown to over 6,300
paintings, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts. Telfair's
collections are particularly strong in American Impressionism, the
Ashcan School, and American and English silver. Director Robin
Nicholson's text is an engaging insight into the history of Telfair
Museums and its varied collections, featuring artworks by Childe Hassam,
Henry Ossawa Tanner, George Bellows, Helen Levitt, and
Mickalene Thomas.