Jepson Center for the Arts

Savannah’s Jepson Center is a work of art that houses an extraordinary collection of contemporary art. Stop by the next time you stay at one of our Savannah Vacation Homes.

Jepson Center Savannah museum

See the Leo Villareal exhibit at Savannah's Jepson Center.

Leo Villareal’s work is on view through June 3, 2012. A pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer imagery, Villareal has garnered acclaim for his architectural, site-specific works and his light sculptures. The exhibit at the Jepson Center is his first major traveling exhibit.

Also on view at the Jepson Center is Fresh Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection (through July 8, 2012). Fresh Focus showcases some of the museum’s most impressive photographic holdings.

Whether your stay at our Savannah Vacation Rentals is due to business or pleasure, it’s worth making time to visit the Jepson Center.  Please see Jepson Center for additional information.

Savannah’s Telfair Museums

oh glorious architecture

The Jepson Center is in itself a work of art.

Savannah’s Telfair Museum is the oldest public art museum in the American South. Originally the home of Alexander Telfair, the Telfair mansion remained in the Telfair family until Mary Telfair bequeathed it to the Georgia Historical Society so that it could be turned into a museum. After extensive renovations, the Telfair Museums opened in 1883.

The Telfair Museums includes three distinct buildings:

  • The original mansion was designed in 1818 by William Jay. Today it is home to the Telfair Academy and houses 19th and 20th century American and European art.
  • The Owen-Thomas House, also designed by William Jay, is considered one of “the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the country”. Here visitors may view authentic urban slave quarters, a lovely parterre garden, and decorative arts from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries.
  • The latest addition to the Telfair Museums is the Jepson Center, designed by acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in 2006; the Jepson Center houses the museum’s contemporary art collection.

Many guests of our Savannah Vacation Homes have visited the Telfair Museums and raved about them. Consider visiting the Telfair Museums the next time you stay in one of our Savannah Vacation Rentals.

Exhibits, special events, and hours are available at the Telfair Museums.