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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 […]

Lecture by Karrie Hovey
January 1, 2014

Lecture by Karrie Hovey

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 […]

Marilyn Opening Lecture
January 1, 2014

Marilyn Opening Lecture

Opening Lecture for Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon by Telfair Museums’ Director and CEO, Lisa Grove. Followed by reception for general membership and guests with paid admission. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine.

Marilyn Classics Film Screening: Some Like it Hot
January 1, 2014

Marilyn Classics Film Screening: Some Like it Hot

Billy Wilder’s classic comedy features Marilyn Monroe, who won a golden Globe for Best Actress, as a ukulele-playing member of a female band. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis play a pair of musicians on the run from a mob boss after witnessing the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Cross-dressing antics by Lemmon and Curtis are highlights of one of American films’ best comedies. (120 minutes).

Helen Levitt Lecture and Opening Reception
January 1, 2014

Helen Levitt Lecture and Opening Reception

Lecture on Helen Levitt by Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Followed by reception for members or guests with paid admission. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine. For more than seventy years, Helen Levitt (1913-2009) used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life on […]