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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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  • 2017-10-13

    A must-see for lovers of art, and of Kahlil Gibran

    We are both art lovers, 60's readers of the Prophet and artists ourselves. So we were very happy to discover the Telfair and its Jebson center across the street. They are small but robust...

  • 2017-10-07

    Neat and Historic

    Nice historic local museum. Interesting pieces of art and sculpure not found in larger cities like Atlanta.

  • 2017-10-03

    Have to be into this kind of stuff

    This is an ok museum but you really have to want to go to it to justify the $20 admission price. It's small and doesn't have the volume of things you might expect to see. I think many go there just...


  • A nice collection of mostly American artists housed in a historical home that has been converted to a museum. My wife and I decided to use the remaining...