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Telfair Museums

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Telfair Museums is a art museum based in Savannah, GA that was founded in 1920. As of 2019 they had $6.7 million in revenue and $54 million in assets.

To achieve our mission of offering compelling expressions of visual culture, we concentrate on four areas:1) collections - architectural landmarks and focused Art collections that reflect a history of embracing contemporary visual culture;2) education...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Telfair Museum Of Art.

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Program areas at Telfair Museums

Exhibitions - in 2018, the Museum presented 27 exhibitions of fine and decorative arts, 23 of which were organized by Telfair. The featured exhibitions ranged from an installation of technology-based Art commissioned for the Museum's annual pulse Art + technology festival to masterworks of french impressionism. A highlight of 2018 was Telfair's organization of the exhibition paul stephen benjamin: reinterpreting the sound of blackness, the first solo Museum show for this georgia-based artist occupied with questions of race and identity. Other significant exhibitions included carrie mae weems; sea islands series, 1991-1992, which presented a noteworthy body of work made in and around coastal Georgia early in this seminal artist's career that had never before been exhibited in a Museum in the region.

Collections - currently, the Telfair holds over 6,000 works of Art, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, decorative arts and two historic homes. These works are primarily from europe and america, ranging in date from the eighteenth century through the present. In 2018, the Telfair acquired 38 works for the collection, largely through gifts. These acquisitions include paintings, works on paper, photographs, mixed media and decorative Art objects. These works have helped to augment and diversify the Telfair's permanent collection

Education programs - over 8,000 pre-k through college students visited the Museums for educational tours in 2018. of these, more than 3,300 elementary students participated in free discussion-based tours of the exhibition monet to matisse: masterworks of french impressionism and an additional 350 participated in free tours for title 1 schools. Over 1,400 individuals, including more than 800 children were served in over 180 outreach programs to neighborhood centers, schools and visits to outreach sites from golden age centers to hospitals and organizations serving people with disabilities and veterans. Over 20 evening lecture, film and performance programs were attended by 2,800 participants. Nearly 3,000 people took part in the largely free pulse Art and technology festival. 5,900 individuals of all ages attended six free family days. Nearly 400 children attended pre-k, toddler and head start programs. 300 youths and 50 adults took part in studio classes, camps and workshops, 40 ...

Form 990s for Telfair Museums

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 6, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Dec 21, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Sep 21, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Telfair Museums

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,622,832
Program services$1,716,971
Investment income and dividends$570,284
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$64,687
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,741,306
Net income from fundraising events$-41,638
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$29,902
Miscellaneous revenues$6,393
Total revenues$6,710,737

Vendors for Telfair Museums

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
PayPalFundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-06
█████████Content management system software2020-03-06
█████████Marketing software2020-03-06
███████ █████ ███ ██ ███Tax accounting2019-10-27
█████████ ████████ ███Security Services$439,6392018-12-01
████████ █████████ █████Consulting$102,8242018-12-01
████████ ████████████Preservation$429,5412018-12-01
█████Exhibit Design$347,7132018-12-01

Personnel at Telfair Museums

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Robin NicholsonExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer-Aug. 8, 2019
Joseph RudderChief Financial Officer$99,897Dec. 6, 2019
████████ ██████Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs-Aug. 8, 2019
███████ ██ █████████Director of Operations-Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ██████████Director of Marketing and P.R.-Aug. 8, 2019
█████████ ██████Director of Annual Giving-Aug. 8, 2019
██████ ████Special Events Director-Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ████████Creative Director-Nov. 1, 2017
████ ██████Director of Visitor and Retail Operations and Buyer-Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ██████Operations Manager-Aug. 8, 2019
...and 22 more key personnel

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