Events Overview

Diamonds and Dinner at Downton Abbey

With Special Guest, Andrew Prince, Jewelry Designer for Downton Abbey

February 23 | 6-10pm
Tickets are $225 through December 31 and $250 starting January 1.
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Be the first to see the series finale and enjoy a three-course dinner with our special guest, Andrew Prince, Jewelry Designer for Downton Abbey. Dress for dinner at Highclere Castle, in period or cocktail attire. Sponsored by Georgia Public Broadcasting and Telfair Museums.


State of the Art Lecture by Vanessa German

Thursday, March 31 | 6pm
Members free | non-members $12
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Described by the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art as a “force of nature,” Vanessa German creates compelling works that invoke the power to protect children endangered by circumstance and location. Her “power figures” feature accumulations of found objects that decorate black figures she constructs from dolls and found objects, and imbues with beauty and magic. German is a vigorous advocate for children in her Pittsburgh neighborhood, creating safe spaces for art-making amid violence and danger. She launched Art House in a formerly derelict HUD home to offer children the opportunity to create beauty and build self-esteem. German, a sculptor, actress, performer and educator, has also pioneered a performance style called Spoken Word opera. Don’t miss this vital and amazing artist!


State of the Art: Savannah Style

Saturday, April 30 | 7-10pm
Members $30 | non-members $40 | VIP $85
Advanced ticketing only. Tickets are limited.
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Telfair is proud to showcase some of Savannah’s finest fashion designers—Brooke Atwood, Merline Labissiere, and Meredith Sutton—as they join forces to create a stunning fashion show highlighting the contemporary styles of Savannah. In celebration of State of the Art, guests will have an opportunity to explore the exhibition, browse the designers’ pop-up shops, and enjoy the fashion show.

Sponsored by Brooke Atwood Design, Merline Labissiere, Meredith Anne Sutton, Rise Models, and 40 Volume Salon and Spa.


Landmark Opening Lecture and Reception

Thursday, March 10
6pm – Lecture
7–9pm – 10th Anniversary Reception
Members free | non-members $12.
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Join Telfair’s team of curators and special guests as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jepson Center with this fast-paced presentation, spotlighting the “greatest hits” of the museum’s collection acquired over the past decade and special moments from Jepson history. From sparkling silver, to contemporary prints, to stunning 19th-century paintings, this PechaKucha-style presentation gives each participant five minutes to highlight some of their favorite pieces and recollections that formed the foundation of this landmark museum. Come dressed in Jepson Center-inspired attire! After the lecture, enjoy treats and other festivities in the atrium!


Elvis at 21 Opening Lecture and Celebration

Thursday, April 21
Jepson Center
6pm – Lecture
7–9pm – Sock Hop Celebration
Members free | non-members $12.
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Telfair is pleased to present a lecture by Chris Murray, founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC. Mr. Murray worked closely with the late photographer Alfred Wertheimer, and is the organizer of the exhibition. Since 1975, Govinda Gallery has established itself as one of the most innovative contemporary galleries in the United States, originally exhibiting many of the nation’s leading pop artists. Murray enjoyed a close friendship with Andy Warhol for over 15 years. In 1984, Murray hosted the first exhibition of Annie Leibovitz, featuring her work as chief photographer for Rolling Stone. Since that time, the Govinda Gallery has developed as the leading gallery in the world for photographs related to contemporary music. Mr. Murray has organized more than 200 major exhibitions of paintings, drawings, and photographs and has received critical accolades in Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, American Photo, and Vanity Fair. Murray wrote the introduction to the book Elvis 1956. He has lectured at venues around the country, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information or questions please email


Telfair in Bloom: An Evening in Bloom

Thursday, April 14, 6:30–8:30pm
Telfair Academy
Tickets $85
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Guests will preview the lavish arrangements and paired artworks, while also enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created with a floral touch.


Telfair in Bloom: Lecture by Lindsey Taylor and Luncheon in the Garden

Friday, April 15, 10:30am
Jepson Center
Tickets to the lecture and luncheon $75
Lecture-only tickets $50
Patron tickets $125, includes priority seating for the Lecture/Floral demonstration and recognition in the program
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Manhattan-based garden designer, floral stylist, and writer Lindsey Taylor will present a lecture and floral demonstration, entitled The Art of Inspiration: Surprising Ways of Seeing Art in Blooms. Taylor has served as garden editor at Garden Design and Martha Stewart Living, and is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal “Off-Duty” section and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She co-founded the Evergreen Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to urban renewal and greenspaces in Toronto, her hometown. Her presentation will be followed by a Luncheon in the Garden, a uniquely flower-filled repast.


Telfair in Bloom: Lecture and Café à la Rose

Saturday, April 16, 10am
Jepson Center
Tickets $35
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Local cinema lecturer Keller Jones will share her insights and enthusiasm for flowers in film in a presentation, Magnolias, Roses and Dahlias: The Power of Flowers in Film. Enjoy one last chance to view the flowers while enjoying tea and scones, Café à la Rose, and floral scented treats. Children’s activities for young budding artists will also be going on throughout the day.