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The Telfair Academy will be closed beginning Saturday, January 28 through Tuesday, January 31. Normal operations will resume on Wednesday, February 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We’re growing! ArtZeum is permanently closed to make room for Telfair Children’s Art Museum, opening this Summer!

Telfair Museums

Jepson
Center

Open 10am–5pm today

Telfair
Academy

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

Happenings

Sensitive Contacts: Interactive Art by Scenocosme

Jepson Center
Telfair’s PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns for 2023 with an exhibition of interactive installations by Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt, two French artists who work as a duo under the name Scenocosme. Interactivity is integral to their work, which encompasses software, sound, visuals, a variety of materials, and architecture. They also explore invisible relationships within our environment responding to the energetic variations of living beings. This exhibition includes four signature works that allow participants to interact in surprising ways.

Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art

Jepson Center
Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art is a group exhibition bringing together an international collection of artists who have disrupted or extended the traditional presentation of still lifes. The artists have appropriated the genre in order to create works within a framework of Black diasporic identities, histories, and collective experiences. Their works are expressed through various mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, performance, and installation.

Anything Goes: Contemporary Art and Materials

Jepson Center
This exhibition considers artists across divides of geography, privilege, formal education, and access who have continued to explore materiality and its potential for aesthetic invention and the construction of meaning.

#art912, N/um

Jepson Center
N/um is a site-specific installation by Savannah and New York City-based artist Tafy LaPlanche (American, b. 1991) for the 2022 iteration of Telfair Museums’ Boxed in/Break Out project to activate the public-facing windows at the Jepson Center on Barnard Street.

#art912 CONVERGENCE

Jepson Center
CONVERGENCE is an #art912 survey exhibition that brings together more than 40 works from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection from recent or current Savannah-based artists.

Events

The Costumed Figure in Oil with with Melinda Borysevicz

February 3February 5 Jepson Center
What a person wears tells a story. From the choice of specific attire, colors, accessories, and fabrics to the way in which someone inhabits their clothes (comfortably, stiffly, self-consciously …), we find clues that chronicle the nature of the person in front of us, both on the superficial societal level and on the deeper psychological level. In this workshop, we’ll be working on one long pose with an elegantly dressed model (with a twist!) to find/create their story.

Super Museum Sunday

February 5 at 12pm4pm All Three Sites
Telfair will again open its doors and offer free admission for the venerable Super Museum Sunday celebration in connection with the Georgia History Festival. Hands-on art making activities for families will be offered at the Jepson Center only.

Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours

February 16 at 10:30am11:30am Jepson Center
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.

Video Art Screenings: Ragnar Kjartansson and The National, A Lot of Sorrow

February 18 at 10:30am Jepson Center
Telfair Museums will present four screenings of A Lot of Sorrow (2013–14), a collaboration between Icelandic conceptual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and the American band The National. Capturing a performance at MoMA PS1 in 2013, this meditative film runs for 6 hours, 9 minutes, and 35 seconds.

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 »