The Jepson Center, located at 207 W. York Street, presents highlights from the museum’s modern and contemporary collection. It treats visitors to an ever-changing array of exceptional artwork. Come see these new exhibits before they are gone!
- Through February 13, 2022
- Jepson Center
The exhibition Curators’ Choice based on the exciting, new publication Telfair Museums: Curators’ Choice (2021), is an opportunity to celebrate key pieces from the museum’s varied collection. These selected objects—such as the striking sugar basket created by the English female silversmith, Hester Bateman, or Frederick Carl Frieseke’s riotously colorful painting, The Garden Umbrella—shed light on the museum’s unique history and collecting practices.
RE-COR-DARE: SAUDA MITCHELL
- Through February 27, 2022
- Jepson Center
Re-Cor-Dare is a solo exhibition of Savannah-based artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b. 1981). Mitchell’s prints, paintings, and artist books serve as compelling visual responses to her sustained engagement with archival collection materials. In researching personal papers, photographs, artifacts, and curated digital collections, her work explores thematic topics of study relating to the Black experience. Utilizing QR codes, selected works link to digitized collection materials focusing on their ability as teaching tools recalling stories embedded within the African American collective memory.
The hyphenated title, Re-Cor-Dare, calls attention to the definition of the word “record” through its Latin roots―explicitly “Cor” (heart) and “Dare” (to give). Through five distinct but interconnecting series, Mitchell traces the legacies of slavery in the United States from the Middle Passage to present-day social injustices faced by Black Americans. Ultimately, her work exists as a catalyst for discussion, reflection, and a celebration of the human spirit.
About the Artist:
Sauda Mitchell is an American printmaker, archivist, and educator from Winston Salem, NC. She holds an Associate of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Art with a minor in Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design, a Master’s in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Studies from Drexel University, and is certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists. She currently serves as the SCAD Jen Library Archives and Special Collections Librarian at SCAD. In 2017, Mitchell was an artist in residence at SCAD. She has exhibited locally at The Beach Institute and SCAD MOA. Select works are currently held in the permanent collection of the Savannah College of Art and Design.