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Gabriel Barcia-Colombo – For Those Who Wait
January 22, 2014

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo – For Those Who Wait

New York-based artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo’s works focus on the act of leaving one’s imprint for the next generation, and reflect the digital age obsession for personal archiving and the collecting of friends and contacts in social media. In For Those Who Wait, an interac­tive video sculpture about the physicality of time, Barcia-Colombo presents a collection […]

Ray Ellis
January 4, 2014

Ray Ellis

When celebrated artist Ray Ellis passed away last year at the age of 92, he left behind a legacy of artistic achievement that spanned nearly eight decades. Beloved for his iconic images of Martha’s Vineyard and the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina, Ellis combined his grounding in art history with his personal sensitivity to […]

Karrie Hovey: …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out
January 3, 2014

Karrie Hovey: …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out

Noted San Francisco-based artist Karrie Hovey undertakes a residency at Telfair Museums to raise awareness of the creative possibilities of recycled materials and to support the City of Savannah’s recycling effort. Hovey has created her art in venues across the U.S. and China, highlighting issues from recycling to endangered species. Hovey transforms humble materials into vibrant gardens, using items such as cast-off packing foam and […]

Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception
January 2, 2014

Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception

5 pm VIP viewing and complimentary drinks for Contributing and Director’s Circle levels of membership. 6 pm Lecture followed by reception for general membership and guests with paid admission. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine. Celebrating the Telfair Academy and the opening of Mansion to Museum, this program refocuses the Telfair […]

Supplied By England: The Thomas Gibbons Silver Collection
January 1, 2014

Supplied By England: The Thomas Gibbons Silver Collection

Lecture by Tania Sammons, Telfair Museums Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Historic Sites Serving as the closing program for the popular exhibit Silver from the Rizza Collection, this lecture will feature objects from the impressive silver collection once owned by the four-time mayor of Savannah, Thomas Gibbons. The Georgia Museum of Art’s upcoming book Homecoming: The Sixth […]

PULSE Opening Lecture
January 1, 2014

PULSE Opening Lecture

Lecture by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Gabe Barcia-Colombo via Skype Cuppetelli and Mendoza: these two Detroit-based artists combine fiber art with high definition video to produce mesmerizing projection works mapped to physical strings on the gallery wall. Their large interactive installation Notional Field (Savannah) will be installed in Varnedoe Gallery. Gabe Barcia-Colombo: this artist and New York […]

PULSE Lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal
January 1, 2014

PULSE Lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal

Rozendaal introduces himself as “a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.” The first artist to sell websites to private collectors, Rozendaal attracts international attention for his ability to transition internet art into physical settings. For PULSE, Rozendaal presents an installation of the website Looking at Something, which allows PULSE participants to change the weather from […]

Slavery & Freedom in Savannah
January 1, 2014

Slavery & Freedom in Savannah

Book Launch and Reception Join us to celebrate the publication of Slavery and Freedom in Savannah with a launch party and reception. Spanning the history of Savannah from the Colonial era into the mid-20th century, the book tells an American story of urban slavery and freedom through the unique lens of Georgia’s coastal city. Special emphasis about the free and enslaved […]

SOLD OUT – Julia Reed Lecture
January 1, 2014

SOLD OUT – Julia Reed Lecture

Julia Reed, well-known writer on food, politics and the South will kick off the Wednesday’s lecture. Julia is a contributor to Newsweek, Garden and Gun, Vogue and other publications, and has authored three books. Tickets are available covering admission to both the Reed and Chef Hugh Acheson lectures for $25. For more information please email […]

SOLD OUT – Chef Hugh Acheson Lecture
January 1, 2014

SOLD OUT – Chef Hugh Acheson Lecture

Hugh Acheson, chef and cookbook author, will take the stage that afternoon. Acheson is a six-time nominee and 2012 winner of the James Beard “Best Chef in the Southeast” award. He has award winning restaurants in Athens and Atlanta, and will open a new restaurant in Savannah in 2014. Chef Acheson also has been featured […]