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Telfair Museums Jepson Center
Ranked #55 of 222 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Eclectic mix. Silver collection, Spanish painters and middle eastern artifacts. We enjoyed the exhibits more than we expected. We bought pass for three. If not for inclusion in our pass we would have surely passed on this. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Susie007allen
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

I have to admit that some of the exhibitions were really very interesting and well worth going to see. The museum also has great activities to get kids thinking and interested in art. But, I have to rate the overall experience as poor. I've been to museums literally all over the country from the Met and MOMA in NYC, the National Galleries in DC and smaller museums all over the southeast but this is the only one that I have been to (and on more than this visit) where I feel totally put off by the "professional security staff" in the museum. There were almost more security people that visitors. This group treats guests not as patrons but as security threats - like at any moment we're going to break through a case and steal something. They follow you from room to room of the galleries and watch your every move. If no one is in the gallery, as son as you enter, they spring to there feet to tail you. It's horrible. The older part of the Telfair is very different and much more welcoming and easy to enjoy. I've never been to any other museum anywhere that gave me the creeps like this one does. I leave in disgust every time I go. I called it out to someone in the administrative offices visit before this one and it's really no better. It's a shame because there are some great things going on in this building. It's obvious that the management wants to create a world class environment to enjoy art and elevate the city. The bright spot of the visit (sadly) was the cafe. The food was very good, the atmosphere was excellent and the staff was VERY friendly and welcoming.

2  Thank gwinguy
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

First, instead of buying a ticket to this one Telfair Museum, buy the pass for all three Telfair museums. You can view them on different days if it's too much to do in one day.
This museum is great for the whole family. There is a great interactive site for children. There is also an exhibit of staff members' art. It is really great to see the staff is involved in art and working at the museum is not just a job. The front desk employee, Marilyn, has a beautiful angel on display. There is also one called the Red Dandy that is great.
I viewed the Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence and the Spanish Sojourns collection by Robert Henri.
There is also alot of silver at this museum although I didn't view with attention to details.
This museum is for someone who wants to wet the appetite for art as there are many small exhibits. I couldn't locate the Warhol prints although the flier says they are there.

not an all day museum. It is child friendly as well.

1  Thank lynt604
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Neat museum, nice interactive activities for children 9 and older. Interesting modern architecture as well with a gift shop with some neat unique items. Needs a few more exhibits though.

Thank MarkHarc
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The exhibits rotate, so if you are interested in something that is on display there, definitely go check it out. The thing that impressed me the most was their educational space for children. There were interactive exhibits and workshops for kids throughout, and it all looked very engaging and family-friendly.

Thank Lina_Therese
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