Spanning the years 1810-1896, this exhibition examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South. Having originated in European literature and art, romanticism found its way to America. The works in this exhibition are drawn from the Johnson Collection, founded by George Dean Johnson, Jr. and Susan (Susu) Phifer Johnson of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Johnsons are passionate philanthropists committed to enhancing the educational environment and cultural vibrancy of their hometown, state and region. Their collection encompasses more than eight hundred objects that span the centuries and chronicle the cultural evolution of the American South.
Notes: Telfair Academy. July 25, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Open Daily. 12-5 Sunday. Monday 10-5 all other days. Adults, $12. Age 5 to college, $5.
Find out more: http://www.telfair.org/romanticspirits/
Address: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., on Telfair Square
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