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Now open daily 10am–5pm. Telfair Museums recognizes the Savannah Safe Pledge and strongly encourages visitors and staff to wear a mask at all three of our museum sites.

Telfair Museums

Jepson
Center

Open 10am–5pm today

Telfair
Academy

Open 10am–5pm today
TELFAIR MUSEUMS' THREE SITES – TELFAIR ACADEMY, OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE & SLAVE QUARTERS, AND JEPSON CENTER –
ARE OPEN!
OPEN DAILY 10AM-5PM

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

Happenings

Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom

Jepson Center
'Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom' consists of a large-scale canopy quilted together from cyanotype reactive fabric squares that were made with the help of workshop participants over the course of Clark’s various residencies. Draped as a night sky overhead, the work offers a celestial viewpoint that encourages us to consider freedom seeking enslaved individuals whose forced labor built the wealth of this nation.

Noel W Anderson: Heavy is the Crown

Jepson Center
The printed works, tapestries, and paperworks on view in the exhibition utilize found imagery from various media and archives that are reprocessed by Anderson through assorted means of distortion and manipulation to collectively expose the haunting relationship of black masculine (mis)representation to structures of power.

Re-Cor-Dare: Sauda Mitchell

Jepson Center
Re-Cor-Dare is a solo #art912 exhibition of Savannah-based artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b. 1981). Mitchell’s prints, paintings, and artist books serve as compelling visual responses to her sustained engagement with archival collection materials. In researching personal papers, photographs, artifacts, and curated digital collections, her work explores thematic topics of study relating to the Black experience. Utilizing QR codes, selected works link to digitized collection materials focusing on their ability as teaching tools recalling stories embedded within the African American collective memory.

Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America

Jepson Center
The rise of America as a world superpower after WWII created a distinctly individual and identifiably “American” approach to artmaking. Complex Uncertainties is an evolving exhibition grounded by works in Telfair’s modern and contemporary collection that reveals some of the ways in which historic events challenge artists to construct narratives and react to power.

Sugar

Jepson Center
Explore the sweet culinary habits of Savannahians in this fun exhibition dedicated to the consumption of sugar in the port city. Using furnishings and portraits from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection, this unique display gives visitors a glimpse into humans’ connection to sugar and its complicated history. Porcelain and silver were shipped from Europe and beyond into the Port of Savannah, providing the elite of this city with purchasing options far surpassing those of any inland towns of the 19th century.

Events

Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours

January 20 at 10:30am12pm
Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!

Brandywine Opening Lecture

February 3 at 6pm7pm Jepson Center
Lecture on the Brandwine Workshop and Archive, by representative Halima Taha.

Super Museum Sunday - All sites

February 6 at 12pm4pm
Visitors will enjoy free admission to all three sites for this event.

Bruce Davidson Opening Lecture & Preview

February 10 at 6pm7pm Jepson Center
Erin Dunn, curator of modern and contemporary art, will provide an overview of Bruce Davidson’s work.

Three museums bridging 200 years of art, history, & architecture in Savannah.

Telfair offers a diverse array of contemporary art, fine and decorative art, and authentic Savannah history.
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Telfair offers a diverse array of contemporary art, fine and decorative art, and authentic Savannah history.
Explore our three museums »