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Center

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Academy

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

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Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick

Jepson Center
Regarded as one of the great American novels, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851) presents an allegorical story that has been reinterpreted over the past 168 years and still holds a prophetic power over our collective imagination. This exhibition examines the work of six contemporary artists—including Frank Stella—who act as epic storytellers as they respond to, challenge, and celebrate the allegories presented in Melville’s literary classic.

If These Walls Could Talk: 200 Years of William Jay Architecture

Telfair Academy
In the three short years between his arrival from England in 1817 to his departure for Charleston in 1820, William Jay changed the face of Savannah.

Portrait of the Artist

Jepson Center
This exhibition presents photographic portraits of artists, entertainers, and celebrities from our permanent collection. Dating from the early 20th century to the present day, these portraits vary broadly in presentation of the sitter, showing how the photographers utilized the medium to reinforce or subvert the subjects’ self-image. Although the photographs show famous faces, they ultimately underscore a common human desire—the yearning to be seen and understood.

Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl

Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums presents Sylvia Shaw Judson’s iconic sculpture Bird Girl within the context of the history and art of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Tea for Two: British and American Tea Traditions

Jepson Center
Explore the tea-drinking habits of Savannahians in this fun exhibition dedicated to the consumption of tea in the port city.

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.
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PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
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