Whenever I go to a new city, I always have to visit the local art museums. I actually have a collection of fridge magnets from museums all around the world to keep track of where I’ve been.
Savannah is a wonderful hub for the arts and culture. Suggestions below!
SCAD Museum of Art
I think that Savannah is so artsy because of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), which brings in swarms of young, talented artists. The school has an excellent museum of contemporary art. While I was there, they had a few exhibitions but I most distinctly remember the Vivienne Westwood and Xu Bing installations (pictured above). This is a great museum if you like contemporary art!
If Old Masters and history are more your pace, head over to the Telfair Academy! This is a gorgeous little museum. It’s like a southern version of The Frick. Their artworks are wonderful, and the building itself is very fascinating.
Jepson Center for the Arts
If you want to visit the largest museum in Savannah and see the most during one museum visit, go to the Jepson Center (however, most of these museums are within walking distance of one another). This place is pretty huge, and they have all kinds of artworks from many different eras. While I was there, they were having a glorious Mickalene Thomas exhibition.
Last but not least, make sure you take at least one drive down Jones Street! The houses are all gorgeous and charming. Some have historical tours, and I wish I had taken the time to do one. Next time, I guess!
And that, my friends, is the end of my Savannah Travel Guide! Let me know if you’ve ever been in the comments below, and if you have any suggestions for me. Thank you for reading!