Make Way For Monet

Visit the oldest public art museum in the South and see the Monet and American Impressionism exhibition, open from October 16, 2015 through January 24, 2016. During this special exhibition, we’re offering a Monet Getaway Package that includes a river view room for two nights, sparkling wine upon arrival, breakfast for two each morning at Huey’s Restaurant, as well as museum passes for two that provide entry to the three Telfair Museums sites: Telfair Academy, Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center, where the exhibition is located.

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Champ d’avoine (Oat Field), 1890 Oil on canvas, 26 x 36 7/16 inches Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida Gift of Michael A. Singer 1999.6

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
Champ d’avoine (Oat Field), 1890
Oil on canvas, 26 x 36 7/16 inches
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida
Gift of Michael A. Singer
1999.6

Monet and American Impressionism not only features four of Claude Monet’s masterpieces, for the very first time in the Jepson Center, but

also highlights the work of more than 20 American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism, and features six major American Impressionist paintings from Telfair’s own collection.

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and excitement surrounding this exhibition,” exclaimed Courtney McNeil, the curator of fine arts and exhibitions at Telfair Museums. “Our loyal members, visitors from around the country, and new audiences here in Savannah have all come out to see the show and attend the lectures and events associated with it.”

Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932) Unpretentious Garden, 1903-1909 Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 40 . in. (85.7 x 102.2 cm) Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia Museum purchase, Button Gwinnett Autograph Fund,1916.5

Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932)
Unpretentious Garden, 1903-1909
Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 40 . in. (85.7 x 102.2 cm)
Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
Museum purchase, Button Gwinnett Autograph Fund,1916.5

Alongside Claude Monet’s work, guests will find about 50 paintings and 20 prints, which range from landscapes to portraits, intimate depictions of women and children and images of modern life in American cities. Many of these pieces were created by leading figures of American Impressionism, including Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.

The installation was organized by the Harn Museum of Art in partnership with Telfair Museums and the Hunter Museum of American Art and is presented in five thematic groupings—“The Allure of Giverny,” “A Country Retreat,” “The Vibrance of Urbanism,” “The Comfort of Home,” and “A Graphic Legacy.” A catalogue accompanies the exhibition that not only contains full-color reproductions of the works, but also a series of essays from scholars who explore the works through literature, feminism and even urban planning.

 

 

To make your reservation for the Monet Package at the River Street Inn, please contact Mandy Livingston, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (912) 790-9599 or mandy@riverstreetinn.com. For more information about this exhibition, call the Telfair Museums at 912-790-8800 or go to telfair.org.

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