Savannah History & Art Museums
Is it any surprise a city as old and storied as Savannah possesses some of the most intriguing and well known museums in the country? Add to that the artistic and cultural influence that the Savannah College of Art & Design has had on Savannah. Explore all that Savannah has to offer in art, history, culture, and architecture at these famous Savannah museums.
Jepson Center for the Arts
The Jepson Center is part of the Telfair Museums’ three buildings. Telfair Museums, the oldest public art museum in the South, has been an integral part of Savannah’s social landscape for over a century. Since opening its doors to the public in 1880s, the museum has grown from a renovated family mansion into a distinguished cultural institution boasting three architecturally-significant buildings; a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 works of art from America and Europe, dating primarily from the 18th – 21st centuries; and a history of dynamic educational programming, community outreach, and exciting exhibitions. 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 contemporary Jepson Center.