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The Telfair Academy is the oldest public art museum in the South and the first art museum in America founded by a woman. Formerly the Telfair family mansion, the museum opened its doors to the public in 1886. The Telfair Academy presents a celebrated collection of fine art, decorative art, and period rooms, displayed within the stunning architectural setting designed by European architects William Jay and Detlef Lienau.

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  • 2017-03-27

    Little Gem

    Little gem of a museum, quick in and out (can be seen pretty thoroughly in 90 minutes on your own), tours offered, some gorgeous pieces and a few well-known artists. Admission here is also good at...

  • 2017-03-21

    Eclectic

    This is an eclectic place, with a series of quirky exhibitions available, all to be found in a very architecturally interesting building.

  • 2017-03-18

    $22 for 3 museums

    There are three museums. Two are in historic mansions built by the same architecture in the early 1800s. The third museum is the contemporary building with a photography collection and modern art...