Scheduled for the second weekend in November (Nov 14-15, 2015), Telfair Art Fair is the return of a beloved, outdoor art event that has become Savannah tradition! (more…)
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.
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.
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.
Exhibits, special events, and hours are available at the Telfair Museums.