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Telfair Museums Jepson Center

207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3636
+1 912-790-8800
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Unique museum experience

We really enjoyed the Jepson. The exhibits took an interesting approach or gave a lot of context... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Michelle T
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Ever changing exhibits invite return

We were pleased to be there when the exhibits included the Carrie Mae Weems Sea Island Series... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Nutmeg2003
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3636
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We really enjoyed the Jepson. The exhibits took an interesting approach or gave a lot of context and information--the special Rodin exhibit had a lot of information about the casting process and how Rodin's apprentices were involved in the creations of his sculpture, another exhibit...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We were pleased to be there when the exhibits included the Carrie Mae Weems Sea Island Series featuring Gullah culture, and the Paul Stephen Benjamin exhibit Reinterpreting the Sound of Blackness. Both stretched our understanding of worthy themes. The architecture heightened awareness. Go see this...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Exhibits were eclectic and well done but not our favorite stop in Savannah. We went for the architecture tour which they no longer give.

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thanks for visiting. Our architecture tours are now available online- https://www.telfair.org/visit/archtours/jepsonarchtour/ We have one for each of the three Telfair Museums sites.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I visit the Jepson several times a year, and I always enjoy my time spent there. Their exhibits rotate every several months, so there is always something new to view. In addition, the Jepson also hosts movie screenings and festivals throughout the year, which I...More

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful comments! We are glad that you and your family enjoy your visits to the Jepson Center. And just a reminder that children 12 & under are free with an adult paid admission! So it's a great time and a great...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

But surprisingly little exhibited here. Several auditoriums and you can at times catch visiting exhibitions here.More

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for your comment. This week we are preparing to open our Pulse Art & Technolgy Festival and we have two new exhibitions opening next week. We hope you were able to visit the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House which are all included...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

We saw the special Rodin exhibit and there was also Kahlil Gabrin which was interesting. there is a lot of other art. You have to buy a ticket for 3 this museum and the Telfair and the Owens Thomas. they are all very good.

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This is one of the first modern art galleries I have actually enjoyed. They have a great interactive art gallery that I would recommend.

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the Jepson Center!

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Great exhibit if you never saw the actual Rodin masterpieces in other museums before Walking from piece to piece and suddenly realizing that the pieces are replicas for the originals made by Rodin We were so disappointed and left I wish we knew prior to...More

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Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Jepson Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you for your comment. Here is some background on Rodin's casting process. Rodin’s bronzes were cast through the lost wax casting process. Rodin was trained as a modeler, and he created his work first in clay. When he was satisfied with what he created,...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Made a return trip to Savannah just for the Rodin Expo (which ends Jan 7th). Delighted to find the ticket covers all three Telfair properties and good for one week. Beautiful building, great rotating exhibits, super convenient in historical section of Savannah. Will definitely be...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

The architecture of this building is spectacularly well done and the perfect backdrop for what always seem to be incredible revolving shows. The curators have a keen eye for choosing shows that are really stunning yet still especially relevant. Do not miss the Jepson if...More

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