New York State of mind

From the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, the Telfair Museums’ “New York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair’s Collections” celebrates the long-standing connections between New York and Savannah.

Co-curated by Tania Sammons, senior curator of historic sites and decorative arts, Courtney McNeil, curator of art, and Harry DeLorme, senior curator of education, this exhibition brings together important objects from the Telfair’s private collections which seem to be making their way to the public eye more than ever.

“New York Accents” follows on the heels of “Sitting in Savannah,” demonstrating the Telfair’s diverse permanent collection of decorative arts. Both exhibitions are on view at the Telfair Academy.

“New York Accents” displays paintings, furniture, and silver in a chronological way that demonstrates the Telfair’s rich history of collecting New York art and artifacts, beginning with Mary Telfair herself. The was educated in New York at Miss Dow’s School, now Newark Academy, and visited often

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