The City Hall Rotunda Gallery is managed by the city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs. This venue offers exhibitions that showcase the Savannah community and highlight the Savannah landscape. The gallery is host to two 6-month shows per year, running January – June and July - December. Exhibitions on display are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The gallery is located at 2 East Bay Street.
January 12 - June 30, 2017
Reconstructing the Narrative: Illuminating Savannah’s Civil Rights History
Artist Trice Megginson
In the body of work, Megginson looks to the past to find inspiration and to interpret the present. His work is centered on the social and political history of a place.
Using archival and historical photographs from the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah preserved in the W. W. Law Collection, he rephotographed the original, depicted locations. The historical images are then physically pinned onto the contemporary views. This results in constructed images consisting of layered photographs sharing a physical space that simultaneously show both an untold history of the city and the views one sees today.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. City Hall, located at 2 E. Bay Street, is open from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.