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Modern Lights: The 37th Annual Telfair Ball

February 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Modern Lights

Join Telfair Museums for the 37th Annual Telfair Ball! A highlight of Savannah’s social scene, the Telfair Ball is open to Director’s Circle members, and all proceeds benefit Telfair’s exceptional exhibitions, educational programs, and art acquisitions. Enjoy lavish cocktails, live music, exciting auctions, and dazzling lightshows as this illustrious annual gala celebrates Telfair’s vibrant history and supports the future of art and creativity in Savannah

Prepare for an exciting evening of modern elegance, radiant décor, and electric entertainment as the 37th Annual Telfair Ball: Modern Lights illuminates Telfair Museums and Telfair Square in a vibrant celebration of contemporary art and modern masterpieces. As Savannah’s most illustrious annual gala and the museum’s most significant fundraiser, the 2017 Telfair Ball promotes world-class exhibitions, acquisitions, and art education through an exciting new open-air format, inviting guests to enjoy a dynamic atmosphere of moonlit cocktails and musical performances amidst the stirring art, energy, and innovation of renowned contemporary exhibits. This year’s chair is Ms. Swann Seiler.

Encompassing the stunning power of Nick Cave’s Soundsuits, to the soaring dynamism of Anne Ferrer’s Hot Pink, the night begins at 6:30pm with a lavish cocktail reception and social gathering. Guests can mingle with old and new friends, and bid throughout the evening on specially selected items in the silent auction.  After cocktails, guests are invited to the Telfair Academy Rotunda for the thrilling live auction, offering a spectacle of luxurious getaways, gourmet dining experiences, and unique curiosities. After the live auction, guests may proceed to the Jepson Center for a dinner that will embrace elements of modern and contemporary art to bring a sense of freshness and fun to the evening.

Continue the merriment of the night and return to the Telfair Academy for an amazing performance, where guests can dance the night away to a very special live band, or simply enjoy the music from comfortable lounge seating throughout the dance floor. As an added treat, guests can refuel for even more dancing thanks to the return of the popular old-fashioned late-night breakfast in the Sculpture Gallery. Shedding modern lights on the traditional Telfair Ball, the 37th Annual Telfair Ball promises an experience like never before, transforming the old guard into the avant-garde through fantastic entertainment and plenty of surprises that you will not want to miss.

$500 per guest (Director’s Circle Members only)
To purchase tickets, contact Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or rennerc@telfair.org.

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February 25, 2017
6:30 pm
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Telfair Academy and Jepson Center