13) Telfair Museum of Art

Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA.

121 Barnard Street (Near Telfair Square)
(912) 790-8800

The Telfair Academy  was built as a mansion in 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair. It is the first and oldest public art museum in the South. Founded through the bequest of Mary Telfair (1791–1875), a prominent local citizen, the museum opened in 1886 in the Telfair family’s renovated neoclassical Regency-style mansion, known as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Telfair Academy contains two nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Today, the museum encompasses an extensive collection of over 4,500 American and European paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, housed in three buildings: the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Owens-Thomas House.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

Sunday - Monday: 12:00p - 5:00p
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

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