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Cultural Events at the Telfair Museum

With the recent cold snap, you may be looking for some INDOOR events this winter. Well, the Telfair Museum has you covered with great events throughout January and February. There is something for everyone from informational to interactive. They are even starting new classes this January if you are inspired to make some art yourself!

PULSE Art + Technology Festival   January 29 – February 2, 2014    Jepson Center

PULSE! Art + Technology Festival 2014
Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival offers wildly inventive, interactive technology-based art. The free, five-day celebration invites the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. Avant-garde visual artists from around the country present electrifying performances and give lectures that teach and illustrate new art forms. Exciting video art will be projected onto the Jepson Center windows each night to delight festival-goers and passersby. PULSE is fun for all ages and includes a family day brimming with activities, artists’ demonstrations and performances. PULSE also includes offsite workshops and programs by local partners including Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Indigo Sky Gallery, the Creative Coast and the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools’ STEM Academy.
Mansion to Museum Lecture & Reception  Thursday, January 9 |  Telfair Academy

Celebrating the Telfair Academy and the opening of Mansion to Museum, this program refocuses the Telfair narrative. The fast-paced lecture presented by Telfair staff members Lisa Grove, Harry DeLorme, Courtney McNeil, Tania Sammons, Paulette Thompson and Sonja Wallen tells the larger story of Telfair Museums, addressing all the moving parts of the Telfair’s mission from the beginning to the present. Topics include all aspects of the past, present and future, including the collection of fine and decorative arts, architecture and education. Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild.
VIP Preview | 5 pm Complimentary drinks for Contributing and Director’s Circle members.
Lecture | 6 pm The lecture will be followed by a reception for all museum members, and guests are welcome with paid museum admission. Light appetizers will be included, along with a cash bar for beer and wine. We are grateful to our members for supporting the museum’s decision to implement a cash bar at receptions to help control expenses. We look forward to seeing you at all our events in the new year!


Art on Tap Thursday, January 16 | 5-8 pm | Jepson Center Members $10 | Non-members $15

Join us for Happy Hour and experience the latest exhibitions, sites, and sounds the Jepson Center has to offer. This month, the Jepson Café will feature Southbound Brewing, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the beers. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members, and include one drink ticket, light appetizers and museum admission. There will also be a beer and wine cash bar, and the Jepson Café is open for dinner.


Supplied By England: The Thomas Gibbons Silver Collection Thursday, January 23 | 6 pm | Jepson Center
Lecture by Tania Sammons, Telfair Museums Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Historic Sites, whose exhibition catalog was recently referenced in a New York Times article (click the “Savannah” link in the article to find her book at the University of Georgia Press).

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 Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts will include a print version of the lecture. A light reception and cash bar for beer and wine follow the lecture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House.

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