Tucked away in picturesque historic downtown Savannah, the Telfair Academy holds the distinction of being the first public art museum in the American South. Architecturally crafted in Regency style, this 19th century mansion is actually one of three museums within several blocks of each other that together constitute the Telfair Museums. These include: the Telfair Academy mansion/gallery, the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, and the Jepson Center for the Arts. The Telfair Museums are great examples of the historic architecture that Savannah is known for, and the new Jepson Center is a stunning architectural feat in its own, modern right. With holdings of over 4,000 pieces of German Impressionist and American French paintings, as well as a fine collection of Savannah-made silver and an interior that harkens back to its 19th century glory days, the Telfair Academy is a splendid stop in the heart of downtown Savannah.
The Telfair Museum of Art is open daily, last admittance is at 4:00 p.m.