The Artful Table: Chairs by Design

With guest speaker Peter M. Kenney, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Telfair Museums’ Telfair Academy will host two impeccably researched and presented furniture exhibits during 2013: The Art of Seating; Two Hundred Years of American Design and Telfair’s Chairs and Sofas.  How fitting therefore that the Telfair Academy Guild’s popular springtime event, “The Artful Table” should continue the celebration with the theme of “Chairs by Design.”  We thank you for being part of this special event!

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The Preview Party
Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm
Jepson Center

Make plans to attend the Preview Party on the evening before the lecture! Don’t miss out on what may easily be the best party of the year – it’s always a sell-out!

April 4’s party at the Jepson is an opportunity to preview the beautiful table arrangements created by Savannah’s most exciting designers, while enjoying an open bar and plentiful culinary delights from fine dining establishments Noble Fare, Maison de Macarons, Alligator Soul, Vic’s on the River, Sage, Form, The Olde Pink House, a.lure, Byrd Cookie Bar & Grill, Garibaldi Café, and 17hundred90 Restaurant.

Guests may also preview the many raffle items which include wine and hors d’oeuvres during a private tour of the new Pin Point Heritage Museum; a wine tasting for 8 to 10 by sommelier Kevin Smith; and a Telfair Museums gift shop spending spree! And of course, bids may be placed on the Tiny Tables & More cleverly hand-painted by 20 local artists.

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To purchase raffle tickets, please contact Sue at 912-598-9150 or Bonnie at 912-598-8065.

Tickets are $85 per person for the Preview Party or $150 for Patrons ($250 for Patron Couple)

The Lecture
Friday, April 5 at 10 am
Savannah Theater, 222 Bull Street on Chippewa Square

Peter M. Kenny, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing, will be the speaker. He was deeply involved in guiding the ten-year renovation of The American Wing, completed in January of last year. The Telfair Academy Guild is delighted to welcome Mr. Kenny. The title of Mr. Kenny’s lecture is “The Lure of New York Design: Duncan Phyfe, Mary Telfair and his Southern Clientele.”

Trolley transportation is available from Telfair Academy to the theatre.

Tickets are $40 for the lecture only.

The Luncheon
Friday, April 5 at 12 pm
Telfair Academy and Jepson Center

Following Mr. Kenny’s presentation, trolleys will transport guests to the Jepson Center where they can view the Tiny Tables and Chairs and Vignettes and the furniture exhibitions at The Academy and enjoy a delicious luncheon.

Tickets are $75 for lecture and luncheon, or $40 for the lecture only


Tickets are only $85 or $150 for Patrons ($250 for Patron couple) Preview Party, $75 for lecture and luncheon, or $40 for the lecture only. Tickets will be available February 1.  Proceeds from the preview party, raffle, Tiny Tables & More silent auction, lecture and luncheon will help underwrite costs of a catalogue for a show curated by Telfair Museums later in 2013. Please make checks payable to Telfair Museums.