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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

Feels Like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton

Jepson Center
Feels like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton, the first large-scale museum retrospective of American painter Phillip J. Hampton (1922¬–2016), an artist long overdue for continued research and recognition. The exhibition traces Hampton’s incredible and innovative artistic production from illustrative realism to abstract experimentation. Beginning with his social realist drawings and paintings created in Savannah, viewers will be captivated by the artist’s creative evolution toward the freedom and self-discovery he found in abstraction. His innovative spirit will be showcased and celebrated through his use of experimental mediums including string gridwork, acrylic emulsions, and shaped canvases.

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.

Gothic Soul: Charles Meryon

Jepson Center
Discover the life and work of Charles Meryon (1821–1868), a French artist whose fantastic and sinister prints of Paris helped launch an etching revival in the nineteenth century across Europe. The exhibition presents a sweeping view of Meryon’s oeuvre, from his etchings of the South Pacific, inspired by his travels as an officer in the French Navy, to now-iconic views of Paris and its Gothic landmarks.

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.

Events

Day With(out) Art 2022: Being & Belonging

December 1 at 10am5pm Jepson Center
Being and Belonging will be on looping presentation during museum open hours in the Neises Auditorium at the Jepson Center on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The presentation is open to all and free to visitors with museum tickets or membership passes. Please note that the videos feature mature themes and may not be suitable for young audiences.

Holiday Tree Lighting

December 1 at 5:30pm7pm Jepson Center
We hope you’ll help us kick off the holiday season with Telfair’s annual tree lighting celebration sparking joy and bringing the community under one roof. A hot cocoa bar, homemade cookies, and children’s art activities will take place in the Jepson Center’s Richard and Judy Eckburg Atrium.

FOT Bourbon Wassail

December 6 at 5:30pm Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Come celebrate the holiday season at this annual favorite event. Enjoy warm beverages, tasty treats, and local music in the garden at the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. The house will be open for tours, offering a unique evening experience. Visitors also will have a chance to see the newly reinstalled Boys’ Bed Chamber, made possible through the sponsorship of the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House.

Contemplative Viewing Virtual Session 1

December 8 at 6pm7pm Zoom
Engage with Telfair’s newest exhibitions in a nontraditional way with meditation guide, Ericka Tiffany Phillips.

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 »