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Telfair Museums Jepson Center

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Address: 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3636
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+1 912-790-8800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center links Telfair’s...

Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center links Telfair’s future with its past, unifying the museum’s three distinct sites.The building, designed by Moshe Safdie and opened to the public in 2006, features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. Educational programming takes place in the 220-seat auditorium, community gallery, education studios, and ArtZeum—a unique, 3,500-square foot interactive gallery for children and families.

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Nice, smll, modern art museum

This museum was smaller than I expected. It just has a few exhibits. But it is a cool building (very opposite of everything else in the Historic District) and it is a joint ticket... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This museum was smaller than I expected. It just has a few exhibits. But it is a cool building (very opposite of everything else in the Historic District) and it is a joint ticket with the Telflair, plus one historic house tour.

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Houghton Lake, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A well curated home/museum in historic Savannah. Docent tours are available but we missed one and didn't have time to wait for the next. The Telfair home has well written information in every room, but I would have liked more information about the art collection that a docent might have given. Lovely setting and a great spot for a rainy... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This museum was lovely. You do't need a ton of time to go through it, but what you do see is very nice. They had some fun exhibits and I really enjoyed some of that staff that I spoke to in the classroom/interactive make and take area. It is small, but that's okay. They seem to do a good job... More 

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Tucker, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great set of three museums to visit in Savannah. Classic, modern and historical sites with fantastic exhibits. We really enjoyed this museum for the displays of children's art, active classes and visiting students. We got to see the Russian ceramic and related items on display. Some exhibits change so check to see what they are going to exhibit.

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Thank charleslambert392
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed all 3 Telfair Museums sites - Jepson Center, Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House- with your one admission ticket. More 

New York, NY
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting museum designed by Safdi. Place to see the original Bird Girl. Saw a fabulous exhibit of Nick Cave's work which I would highly recommend. Good to see the mixing of modern in what is mostly an old city.

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Thank Zach84Jake62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The modern art at this museum was excellent ,interesteing ,interactive unique and overall pleasurable experience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is by far the coolest, most fun art museum I've visited. There is an auditorium with video art (a first for me), a kid's section, free architectural tour of the building, Nick Cave temporary exhibit, an AI art exhibit (another first for me), and a cafe. The $15 fee includes entry to the Jepson Center and the Telfair House... More 

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Thank geogiraffe
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We like to think we are pretty cool too. Glad you enjoyed your visit & please come back and visit again. More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This museum has a wide variety of art. Also has a few kids areas for hands on stuff and an art workshop. Plus the original "Bird Girl" is here

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Apex, nc
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went on family day, but we were there for a girls' weekend. Lots of kids. It was worth the walk through but we were glad it was free that day. Allocate a couple hours at the most for this museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Jepson Center was one of the most creative and engaging small museums I have visited recently. When was the last time you thought of a visiting an art museum as fun? While the special exhibit while we were there of Faberge objects and china was quite extensive it was the thoughtful regular displays, many clearly aimed at families, which... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Telfair Museums! More 

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