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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

Happenings

Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art

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.

Gothic Soul: Charles Meryon

Jepson Center
Gothic Soul will focus on the tumultuous life and work of Charles Meryon (1821-1868), a French artist who devoted himself to etching after discovering he was color blind. This exhibition will present a sweeping view of his oeuvre, from etchings of the South Pacific, inspired by his travels as a naval officer, to now-iconic depictions of Paris during the Gothic Revival.

#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.

DECONSTRUCTED

Jepson Center
In dialogue with CONVERGENCE in the adjoining art912 gallery, DECONSTRUCTED features over a dozen works created in the Southeast in the 20th and 21st centuries. Beyond a regional guiding thread, these objects from Telfair Museums' permanent collection speak to the theme of deconstruction, either formally or conceptually.

#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.

Events

The Art & Legacy of Phillip J. Hampton Opening Lecture

October 6 at 6pm8pm Jepson Center
Telfair presents a lecture by Erin Dunn and Dr. Peggy Blood exploring the art of Phillip J. Hampton.

Elegies Contemplative Viewing Experience with Ericka Phillips

October 13 at 6pm8pm Jepson Center
Engage with Telfair’s newest exhibitions in a nontraditional way with meditation guide, Ericka Tiffany Phillips.

The Young-Highland House Tour (FOT Members Only)

October 18 at 5:30pm
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to tour a private Greek Revival style home in Savannah! Built in 1854, the house has retained many of its original features, including basement kitchen, outdoor privy, and carriage house and slave quarters. The owners will share some of the objects that have been uncovered through archaeology on the property, as well as their collections of decorative and fine art.

Telfair Contemporaries Apartment Tour & Exhibition Preview

October 18 at 6pm8pm The DeSoto
TC members are invited to a curator-led tour of the apartment of the late Arnold and Lorlee Tenenbaum in anticipation of an upcoming exhibition honoring their lives and legacies through a presentation of their incredible art collection.

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 »