Telfair Museum of Art
The Telfair Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the
South, fittingly housed in an important historic building, the
Owens-Thomas House. The house, overlooking Oglethorpe Square, was
designed by William Jay, a young English architect, who introduced
the British Regency style to America. It was built in 1818 for
Alexander Telfair, son of the Governor of Georgia. The art museum's
permanent collection includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture
and decorative arts by both American and European artists. The
museum encompasses the art gallery, restored rooms in the historic
house, and the Jepson Center for the Arts. Guided tours are offered
daily, included in the admission price.
Address: 124 Abercorn Street, Oglethorpe Square
Telephone: (912) 790 8800
Opening Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm,
Thursday 10am-8pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed on
Admission: $20 (adults), $5 (students), concessions available.
Combination tickets for the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Telfair
Museum and the Owens-Thomas House are available.