Vanguard Venues

Recently, Savannah was chosen as one of the top cities in America for art. And, it’s no wonder. With places such as SCAD and the Jepson Center upping our artistic game, Savannah is becoming a powerhouse in the art world. Some of the best places to see Savannah’s artistic side, however, are the hidden gems and unknown galleries around town.


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Telfair Museums Invites You to the 33rd Annual Telfair Ball & Bash

Liz Sheffield-Hayes

Telfair Museums celebrates its 33rd Annual Ball, Bash, and Art Auction event Saturday, February 23, at the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. A highlight of Savannah’s social scene, the Telfair Ball is open to Director’s Circle members and the Telfair Bash is open to Telfair members only. The Bash has fittingly been dubbed “La Dolce Vita,” or “The Sweet Life,” and both ball and bash will continue the celebration of the exhibit Offering of the Angels with the theme Bella Firenze. All proceeds from tickets and auctions will benefit the Telfair’s outstanding exhibitions, educational programs and acquisitions.


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Weekend Events You Can’t Miss!

Luca Signorelli painting photo courtesy of Telfair Museum

The holidays are finally here! Looking to add some holiday cheer to your calendar this weekend? South has you covered with some of the most festive events taking place throughout the Lowcountry. These family-friendly events are sure to fill you with joy and happiness, the kind that is brought by the magic of the holidays.


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Enjoy the Best of American Opera in Savannah

By Kayla Griffin

You don’t need to go to Milan, Paris, or New York to enjoy the arias and ariosos of Opera. On October 27, in celebration of National Opera Week, VoicExperience will be bringing some of the best of American Opera to Savannah.The event, An American Songbook Concert, will include music from everything from Broadway to opera and feature composer Carlisle Floyd. Concert goers will enjoy scenes from some of his most famous works such as Susanna, Of Mice and Men and Wuthering Heights, introduced and directed by the 86-year-old composer himself.


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10th Annual Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival

Images by Andrea LaGrow

Gray’s Reef is one of the largest, near-shore, “live-bottom” reefs in the southeastern United States and is located just off the Georgia coast. Every year the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival brings awareness to the protected area, whose value as a natural marine habitat is recognized nationally and internationally. The organization kicked off their event with the film Turtle: The Incredible Journey at the Telfair’s Jepson Center.







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Screening of Dinner with President Polk

Performed by the Owens Thomas House interpreters with Connect Savannah’s Editor-In-Chief Jim Morekis as President James K. Polk, the film tells the story of the former president’s dinner with the Owens family during his 1849 visit to Savannah. Much like the popular PBS series Downton Abbey, Dinner with President Polk gives viewers an opportunity to witness an evening from the varied perspectives of the men, women and enslaved staff of the household—all within the Owens-Thomas House, the historic setting in which the events took place. The film is produced by Telfair Museums and Cosmos Mariner Productions.


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Tania Simmons Lecture

Tania Sammons, Curator of the Owens Thomas House and Telfair Museums’ Decorative Arts, discusses the current quilt exhibition on display in the Jepson Center.  Museum Admission, Free to Telfair members. telfair.org


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Casablanca

Last night The Jepson Center was transformed into Rick’s Café Américain during Savannah Dance Festival’s Casablanca fundraiser featuring world-renowned dancer Gerri Houlihan, Co-Dean of the American Dance Festival.

Images by Connie Gomez







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South Magazine 6th Anniversary Party 2

South Magazine celebrated its 6th anniversary at the Jepson Center Saturday night with a release party for its Feb/Mar issue featuring the arts. Three levels of the museum were filled with guests who were treated to dance performances, sketches and a fashion exhibit by Savannah Arts Academy students. The black tie affair brought out Savannah’s finest including platinum-selling country star Billy Currington and Project Runway All Star April Johnston. Dramatic red lighting illuminated the soaring marble walls and highlighted dancers posed on pedestals dressed in red and black tutus. Savannah Arts Academy award-winning designer Grant Flinn’s gown made entirely from recycled material was modeled by Carolynn Heebner.

Images by Connie Gomez







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Jepson Center for the Arts Announces New Director

Telfair Museums’ Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Lisa Grove as the Museums’ new Director/CEO. Grove is currently Deputy Director at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (CAM) and will assume her new responsibilities at the Telfair beginning January 2, 2012.


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The Artful Table

Images by John Alexander









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The Artful Table: Dining by Design

The Telfair Academy Guild is proud to announce that Ryan Gainey of Atlanta will be this year’s guest lecturer at The Artful Table: Dining by Design. Known for his exuberance, wit, and love of the sumptuous and unique, Gainey is sure to please with a lecture that is informative, instructive, and highly entertaining.

Preview Party, Thursday March 10
6:30pm – 8:30pm, Jepson Center
Help us kick-off this festive event at the gala preview party. Enjoy the cuisine of favorite local restaurants and caterers; bid on the popular “Tiny Tables” as well as a new feature this year, “Artful Chairs,” painted by area artists; savor the vignettes featuring this year’s exciting theme, created by talented local designers; and meet Ryan Gainey “up close and personal.”

Lecture & Luncheon: Friday March 11
10am, Savannah Theatre
On Friday, Gainey will speak at Savannah Theater on the theme of “Dining by Design.” Luncheon will be served at Telfair Museums immediately following the lecture. Bus transportation between the theater and museums will be provided. The event will also include a raffle with wonderful prizes, including two pieces of Ryan’s beautiful tableware.


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Telfair Psychedelic Party

In celebration of the new exhibition, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, the Telfair hosted a Psychedelic Party on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Jepson Center in the Eckburg Atrium. Guests were treated to a psychedelic light show, music from the 60s, vintage VWs, go-go dancers and special performances by Savannah Arts Academy Dance Company. Lovin’ Spoons provided tasty treats, and the event was free for museum members and $10 for non-members.

Images by John Alexander








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Psychedelic Opening Party

Celebrate the opening of Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s. The Groovy Party, in honor of the opening, will be on March 3, 7 p.m. at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Eckburg Atrium.

Enjoy a psychedelic light show, music from the 60s, go-go dancers, vintage VW’s and special performances by Savannah Arts Academy Dance Company. Guests will be treated to some good lovin’ from Lovin Spoons!

FREE to museums members/$10 non-members
This exhibition is organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art with generous support from SAMA Contemporaries, Jerry Gore, and the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund of The Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. Psychedelic light show by Stage Front Presentation Systems


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Telfair Ball

A Night at the Telfair was held Saturday, February 26, beginning with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. in the Jepson Center. A delectable dinner followed in the Telfair Academy, which was prepared by Savannah’s Trish McLeod.


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Telfair Museum of Art

A historic mansion, lush English garden and modern masterpiece venue – Telfair Museums has something for every bride and groom. Telfair Academy offers exquisite galleries, period rooms, a spacious Rotunda and classic Sculpture Gallery to accommodate 300 guests. Its 1819 Regency architecture mansion, Owens-Thomas House, overlooks a blooming parterre garden filled with seasonal flowers and greenery. Jepson Center features a soaring atrium, three-story grand staircase, rooftop terraces and galleries perfect for hosting nearly 400 guests.


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Birds in Flight: An Installation by Matt Hebermehl

The Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium will be transformed with an intriguing installation of five suspended, wooden birds created by community artist Matt Hebermehl. Incorporating both personal and public references, Birds in Flight represents strength, energy, and love, while also symbolizing Hebermehl’s journey as a local artist and the collective growth and vitality of Savannah’s contemporary art scene. 

Runs through March 23rd, 2011
Admission rates and hours vary
Check website for details
912.790.8800


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Modern Masters from the Smithsonian

Examining the complex and heterogeneous nature of American art in the mid-twentieth century, this exhibition encompasses a variety of subjects and styles—including abstract expressionism, action painting, geometric abstraction, and figurative musings on the nature of humanity. The show features forty-three key paintings and sculptures by artistic luminaries such as Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Josef Albers, Louise Nevel- son, Romare Bearden, Jim Dine, and Larry Rivers, among many others.

The William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment Fund, the C.F. Foundation in Atlanta, and members of the Smithsonian Council for American Art have generously contributed to Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Local sponsorship provided, in part, by AT&T Real Yellow Pages and Savannah Communications, Inc.

November 5, 2010 – February 6, 2011
http://telfair.org/current-exhibitions/modern-masters-from-the-smithsonian-american-art-museum-2/


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William Jay Society Wine Tasting

Please join us for our kickoff party for the 2010-2011 William Jay Society year at the Jepson Center on the 3rd floor landing/atrium. Wine tasting will be provided by Christian Depken of Le Chai galerie du vin and music will be provided by Kristin King of New Arts Ensembles.

Cost: Free

More Info: For more information, please contact 912.790.8800


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Savannah Philharmonic at Telfair Museum

Photos by Erin Wessling


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