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Telfair Museums is excited to offer local residents free weekend admission to the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy starting April 2 – August 28!

Residents are invited to explore the largest museum exhibition of work by African American artist, William O. Golding, in The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience on view at the Jepson Center, along with other featured exhibitions free of charge.

Free weekend admission includes residents of the following counties:
-Liberty (Georgia)
-Beaufort (South Carolina)
-Jasper (South Carolina)

Included Exhibitions


The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience

April 1-Aug. 28 | Jepson Center
The first large museum survey of the work of William O. Golding (1874-1943), an African American seaman and artist, tricked aboard a ship as a boy on River Street, who recorded a half-century of maritime experience in more than one hundred vibrant drawings.

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Through April 2023 | Jepson Center
A site-specific installation by Savannah- and New York City-based artist Tafy LaPlanche.

BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art

Through Sept. 18 | Jepson Center
Large-scale inflatable sculptures conceived by nine cutting-edge artists and art collectives from around the world, overwhelming the Jepson Center galleries with a mix of playful and provocative themes, using captivating and sometimes disorienting colors, and ultimately challenging the boundaries of art.


Through Nov. 27 | Jepson Center
A companion exhibition to CONVERGENCE that features works in Telfair’s permanent collection by artists with ties to the Southeast, including Nellie Mae Rowe, Rudolph Valentino Bostic, and Larry Connaster.

Chimeras & Vanishing Worlds: Prints by Charles Meryon

Through Jan. 2023 | Jepson Center
This exhibition traces the tumultuous life and intriguing work of 19th-century French etcher Charles Meryon, from depictions of the South Pacific inspired by his time as a sailor in the Navy to his iconic prints of Paris during the Gothic Revival.

Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl

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

Investment provided by the City of Savannah, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hodge Foundation, Taylor Automotive and Stony Point Foundation.