Jepson Center

Book a group tour at this art museum to learn about the innovative contemporary art of the center’s permanent and alternating exhibits.

The Jepson Center is one of three Telfair Museum sites in Savannah. This museum of contemporary art features works by Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg alongside some of the state’s most revered artists. Take a short walk to the other sites of Telfair Museums, including an early 19th-century architectural masterpiece and a neoclassical mansion with a sculpture garden.

The Jepson Center features works by many significant artists, including Helen Levitt, James Brooks, Sam Gilliam and William Christenberry. See the Bird Girl statue, moved from the Bonaventure Cemetery. This iconic statue was made famous by the celebrated non-fiction novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.

Take a group tour and explore the Jepson Center with a knowledgeable guide. See early 20th-century New York City street photography by Helen Levitt. The museum also features notable works by Roy Lichtenstein, a pop artist known for his contribution to the new art movement.

See leading American contemporary artists as you explore the Kirk Varendoe collection. Kirk Varnedoe, former curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and a widely respected art historian, was born in Savannah and a collection was created in his honor following his death in 2003.

Children will find engaging activities in the ArtZeum, a progressive learning environment that helps younger visitors to think about art in new ways. Watch as magnets are arranged in creative ways on the magnet wall or sit back in a designer chair created by Phillipe Starck.

Buy souvenirs, including postcards, exhibition posters and books, from the gallery store. An on-site café serving drinks and light snacks is the ideal place to rest between collections.

The Jepson Center and other Telfair Museums sites are located in historic downtown Savannah. Arrive by bus or find metered parking in the area. Check the official website for information on traveling exhibits. An admission fee applies for entrance.