Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center building (2006,), designed by Moshe Safdie, features over 7,500 sq ft of gallery space for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. The collection features works on paper by pivotal artists of the past fifty years, including Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Richard Avedon.
Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the Southeast, Since the 1880s, the museum has grown from a renovated family mansion into a distinguished cultural institution located in three architecturally-significant buildings. The permanent collection includes approximately 4,000 works of art from America and Europe, dating primarily from the 18th-21st centuries.
Located in Savannah’s vibrant historic district, the museum consists of the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House, two circa 1820 National Historic Landmark buildings, and the Jepson Center.
(NARM privileges do not extend other institutions within a 15-mile radius and may be restricted for concerts/lectures/special exhibitions and ticketed events.)
Abstract sculptures created with die-cut steel letters from different languages
Souvenirs collected during extensive explorations of Europe
30 works give an expansive view of 19th-century French painting
90-minute animation covers activism, art, and the environment
Considers what it means to tell the history of a place
Works address political and social issues
Early sculptures, animations, playground designs, and collaborative installations
21 etchings by Rembrandt highlight the Jewish faith
40 signature works alongside ephemera such as photographs, letters, periodicals, and journals
Ambrotypes - glass-plate positives - of four American rivers emulate a river's currents
Prints capture all walks of artist's interesting life
Images offer a beautiful and haunting perspective on 7 rivers journey to the sea