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Experience Savannah's Fall & Winter Art Scene: A Not-to-Miss List

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Savannah's art scene is a testament to the city's rich cultural heritage, from vibrant galleries to outdoor sculptures. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply looking for a fun and unique afternoon, Savannah's fall & winter art scene will surely delight you. 

Below is a comprehensive list of highly recommended events you won't want to miss as we cool things down a bit.

SCAD Museum of Art

SCAD Museum of Art. Photo Courtesy of SCAD.

SCAD Museum of Art

Jan. 12, - April 28, 2024

  • Sujay Shah: 'THE SLANT OF THIRSTING MOUTHS' - Artist Sujay Shah (SCAD B.F.A., painting, 2013) showcases his first solo museum exhibition with vibrant paintings that portray wild animals within opulent domestic settings. Shah's works feature native fauna such as lions, zebras, gazelles, leopards, and wildebeest, expressing their untamed nature amidst the presence of big-game taxidermy hunting trophies and Victorian-style furnishings commonly found in luxurious African safari lodges. Through this juxtaposition of untamable animals and Western colonial ornamentation, Shah challenges conventional ideas of order and civility.

    Feb. 2, - July 29, 2024

  • Cindy Ji Hye Kim: 'SILHOUETTES IN LUNE' - Cindy Ji Hye Kim introduces "Silhouettes in Lune," an immersive installation at the gallery featuring paintings, sculptures, and a hand-drawn mural that stretches across the upper section. This exhibition delves into the artist's fascination with the psychological realm of the unconscious, exploring its hidden meanings, symbols, and storytelling possibilities within the visual composition.

For more information on SCAD Museum of Art exhibits, click here.

Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Feb. 8, 2024

  • Boundless Group Exhibition Artist Talk at SCAC - The Savannah Cultural Arts Center is currently displaying "Boundless," a collection of pieces by Black artists. Additionally, The Sentient Bean is hosting "Dripping Crown Chronicles," an exhibition by Zay Hutchins. Both showcases feature captivating and contemplative works that delve into topics of self-perception, heritage, and societal concerns.
The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

The Ships of the Sea Museum was the home of William Scarbrough, a wealthy merchant and maritime enthusiast. 

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Oct. 2023 - Mar. 2024

  • Outward Bound By Robert Morris - Robert Claiborne Morris, Jr. will exhibit his latest work at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in October 2023. Morris, a retired Chief Communications Officer for the Georgia Ports Authority, will showcase his unique perspective as an executive and his new life aboard the Swedish Storebro Royal Cruiser 34, named "Grace." The show's signature piece, "Outward Bound," is inspired by Morris' teenage survival course and his use of discipline to overcome extreme conditions.

Jepson Center & Telfair Children's Art Museum

Dec. 1, 2023 - Mar. 1, 2024

  • Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware through the Lens of Care - "Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware through the Lens of Care" exhibit shows how wealthy Savannah households in the 19th century used their wealth to buy fancy glassware by exploiting enslaved and domestic labor. The exhibition aims to change the view of these dazzling pieces from attractive objects to subjects of care, featuring various colored, etched, and cut glass pieces from Telfair's collection.

    Feb. 8, 2024

  • Frank Stewart's Nexus Members Reception & Lecture - Join the Jepson Center for an evening of intellectual stimulation and artistic exploration as renowned poet and scholar Fred Moten engages in a captivating conversation with acclaimed artist Frank Stewart. The event kicks off with a reception at 5:30 pm, followed by an enlightening lecture in the Neises Auditorium at 6:15 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the minds of these brilliant creatives.

    Feb. 20, 2024

  • W.W. Law Lecture: Digital Treasures - Experience an enriching evening as the Jepson Center presents a thought-provoking documentary screening, followed by an engaging discussion and Q&A session. Led by Gullah Geechee native and esteemed chef Bridget Frazier, this captivating conversation features the insights of Gullah Geechee Historian and Storyteller, Dr. Griffin Lotson, and the wisdom of 6th Generation Daufuskie Island Native and Historian, Sallie Ann Robinson. 

Discover additional details on Friends of African American Arts, The Savannah Black Heritage Festival, and upcoming exhibitions at Telfair Museum, by clicking here

african art museum

Savannah African Art Museum

Savannah African Art Museum

Feb. 11, 2024

  • Super Museum Sunday - Journey through Georgia's vibrant history and cultural heritage with Super Museum Sunday. Discover over 100 captivating sites, both in-person and online, as historic landmarks, house museums, art galleries and other points of interest open their doors for free. Engage in the stories and treasures of our state, right in our own backyard. 
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Davenport House Museum

Feb. 2024: Every Fri. & Sat.

  • “Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition - Experience the history of Savannah at the Davenport House. Savor unique Madeira wine and learn about its significance. Attend a special Madeira party and explore the house at dusk while sipping two types of wine. Note that there are stairs and candlelit rooms to navigate.

ARTS Southeast + Sulfur Studios

Oct. 10, 2023 - Mar. 8, 2024

  • "Beer Garden" Kelly Boehmer in the Drive Thru Art Box - ARTS Southeast presents Kelly Boehmer in the Drive Thru Art Box at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub from October 10th, 2023 - March 8th, 2024. Boehmer's exhibition, titled "Beer Garden," showcases a captivating landscape adorned with taxidermy creatures, glitter, rhinestones, yarn, and faux fur. With over 175 exhibitions worldwide, including notable cities like Baltimore, New York City and Sao Paulo, Boehmer is an accomplished artist. She holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the University of South Florida. Additionally, Boehmer is a member of the performance art band, Glitter Chariot, and serves as a Professor of Foundations Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA.

Feb. 24, 2024

  • Artist Talk: Libbi Ponce: ON::View Artist-in-Residence - Throughout a two-month Residency, Ecuadorian artist Libbi Ponce will engage in a creative process that involves editing three videos using footage captured in Ecuador from a personal archive. Additionally, Libbi will develop three-dimensional presentations for these videos and in parallel, will also conduct research to inform the creation of works that explore the fascinating intersection and crossover between theoretical physics and interpersonal relationships, spanning across people from the past, present and future.

For more information on ARTS Southeast + Sulfur Studios events and exhibitions, click here.

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