Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, Savannah

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  • This is a smaller museum but worth visiting once you have already purchased the combined admission ticket that includes the Jepson Center and the Owens-Thomas House since you don't need to feel obliga...  more »
  • Housed in this beautiful building are some truly fine paintings and statues from around the world. The original director commissioned many fine replicas of famous statues and purchased wonderful paint...  more »
  • I love impressionists and this museum had a great assortment of American artisits who either explored or fully embraced this genre. The building also was wonderful. Great afternoon visit!  more »
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  • Rodin: The Human Experience is incredible. The sculptures are made even more awe-inspiring by the narrative placards which mix the artist's life with the artist's intent. It seemed that the artist's goal was to communicate complex human emotions and concepts through the human body, without the distraction of face and features. The exhibit was poorly lit, and though flashless photography was encouraged (by a single placard on one wall) most of every figure was sunk in shadow. The sculptures are casts from the artist's molds, from which many duplicates were made before and after his lifetime. What would have made the experience delightful would be to experience the pieces by touch, to feel what the artist felt over a hundred years ago. Touching was strictly prohibited. Not because of potential damage, but because there are nude bodies in most of the displays. Rodin is inaccessible on a deeper sensory level because while I am tracing the art nouveau that crept into The Fallen Angel's frail wings, your kids are honking Aphrodite's breasts across the room. So much for the human experience.
  • Was lovely to see the historical background of the area and to gain knowledge. Absolutely adored it here!
  • This museum is small compared to more well known ones but does offer some interesting items. The displays seem small within the huge rooms. There are a few pieces of art that are very large. For my taste, some of the military themed pieces rival any I've seen. It is a contrast with the local artisans work showing southern culture next to the Telfair collection of Roman re-creations. Still, a worthwhile place to visit while in Savannah.
  • Great Museum. I enjoyed the Mansion to Museum tour, as well.
  • Awesome place to visit if you want to learn Savannah history! The guides were friendly and informative.

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