The Telfair Museum of Art traces its history from 1886 when the Telfair family home opened to the public as an art museum and school. Now comprised of the original building, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, a National Historic Landmark building, and the Owens-Thomas House, also a National Historic Landmark, the Telfair is currently constructing a third building in downtown Savannah.
The Telfair's permanent collection includes impressive examples of American Impressionism, with major paintings by Childe Hassam, Frederick Frieseke and Gari Melchers, to name a few. The Telfair also boasts North America's largest public collection of visual art by Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran, best known as author of The Prophet. The Telfair's sculpture collection is complemented by the long-term loan of Sylvia Shaw Judson's Bird Girl, known for its appearance on the cover of the best-selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. To learn more about what the Telfair has to offer or to find out their latest exhibits, visit their website.
Telfair Museum of Art
Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt
Videographer: Mitch Zastrow
Editor: Charlene Fisk
Educators: Telfair Museum
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