This week in Savannah calls for rainy weather, and while much of Savannah’s iconic beauty is found outdoors, visiting the Telfair Museums is the perfect rainy day activity. For just $20, you will gain access to not one, but THREE museums within close walking distance of each other to explore and several hours of entertainment.
The Telfair Museums make up the oldest public art museum in the Southeast. In 1880’s the museum opened as a renovated family mansion, which has since expanded into three distinct and culturally significant buildings, offering visitors a taste of both contemporary and historical art pieces, and an education on Savannah’s past as well. The three museums include Telfair Academy, the Jepson Center, and the Owens-Thomas House.
Below is our feature on the Jepson Center – the most contemporary of the three museums. Stay tuned for features on the other two Telfair museums!
Jepson Center’s Pet Focused Exhibit: “Will Wegman: Improved Photographs”
The Jepson Center is located on the same square as the Telfair Academy, and links Telfair’s future with the past. The Jepson Center offers 7,500 square feet of contemporary gallery space for traveling exhibitions and pieces from the permanent collection.
The Jepson is currently featuring the quirky art exhibit “William Wegman : Improved Photograph’s.” In this series, artist Will Wegman literally takes photograph’s and makes “improvements” that showcase his wit and dry sense of humor with graphic overlays and clever editing.
Wegman often uses his pet weimaraner as his subjects, making this the perfect exhibit for dog lovers! His work highlight’s these animals human nature, quirk, and humor. His work does not only feature still photographs, but also videos where his weimaraners are the stars of his conceptual videos.
The Bird Girl
The Jepson is also home to the original iconic Bird Girl statue, made famous in the Jack Leigh photograph on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Jepson Center Tour Schedule
Free with museum admission!
Learn More about this architectural gem, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie.
- 11am (Tuesday-Saturday only)
Exhibition Specific Tour
Experience an in-depth interpretation of one of our featured exhibitions.
- 2pm (Monday-Friday only)