The Coast / Savannah

Jepson Center for the Arts

207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

912-790-8800
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Covered with glistening white Portuguese stone and consisting of two separate structures connected by glass bridges over a protected lane that is part of Savannah's town plan originally conceived in 1733 by Georgia's founder General James Oglethorpe, the building has a soaring, light-filled atrium and sweeping, three-level staircase that provides access to its expansive galleries. The Jepson Center for the Arts has a total of 14,000 square feet of additional exhibition and studio space that permit the Telfair to mount temporary exhibitions that are considerably larger than has been possible in the landmark Telfair Academy. Education is a vital element of the Jepson Center for the Arts. In addition to expanded studio space, a teacher and docent resource center, a community gallery, and the auditorium, the Jepson Center features a unique, two-level hands-on gallery especially for children and their families entitled ArtZeum. Designed to answer questions such as "What is art, anyway?" "Why do we make art?" "Why do we care so much about art?" And "What does art mean to me?" the gallery uses works from the Telfair's permanent collection and examples of Savannah architecture to challenge novice viewers to question their assumptions and explore "big ideas" about art.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult $20

    Children (12 & Under) Free

    Military $18

    Senior (65+) $18

    Student $15

    Discounts

    Group Discount

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required

    Group-friendly

    Maximum Group Size: 60

    Minimum Group Size: 10

    Special Tags

    Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • "The Open Road" Free Family Day

    08/04/2018 - 08/04/2018

    Celebrate the end of summer and the exhibition "The Open Road," with free family activities about travel and photography. Contribute to a map of summer travels, make an end-of-summer postcard, and talk to prominent local photographers about their work and travels. 

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  • "The Language of Vision" Exhibition

    08/17/2018 - 01/13/2019

    "The Language of Vision: Early Twentieth-Century Photography" brings together the work of four eminent artists from Telfair Museums' permanent collection: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. Connected historically and often personally through artist social circles, their work shares key stylistic attributes that will be explored in the exhibition. These photographers made work during the first half of the 20th century when photography was still ... read more