Jepson Center

The Jepson Center is located in Telfair Square right next to the Telfair Academy. The building alone is a marvel made up of white Portuguese stone and a glass façade that faces Telfair Square. The building is made of three floors that hold six exhibition galleries for traveling exhibits, two sculpture terraces, a large atrium, an interactive educational gallery for families and children, a 225-seat auditorium, expansive art storage space, a library, and a museum store. A huge glass piece is featured on the backside of the museum that houses ArtZeum! It allows the sunlight that falls in the exhibit to bounce off of all the glass in the space. Currently, two featured exhibits are by Sonya Clark Finding Freedom and Noel W. Anderson Heavy is the Crown.

ArtZeum!

Clark’s exhibit features a large installation of cyanotype reactive fabric that she has dyed using seeds as the stars on the fabric. This installation acts as the night sky and is reacted by blacklight flashlights, the viewer is to find the Big Dipper as that was the way enslaved workers used the stars to go North for the Underground Railroad. Her work is not only engulfing you physically as you move under the canopy but it envokes you emotionally as you are participating in Finding Freedom like many African-American slaves had to do to flee holds of slavery.

Anderson’s exhibit features many works of police violence against the African-American Community and he correlates how black masculinity is misrepresented in America. The works features share the social and systemic oppression that is faced by young African-Americans today. One of the most moving pieces is entitled Escapism, which features an overlay of young African-American men who have features of the faces of the officers who murdered them. He does this in a computer regenerator to link the men together forever in a piece of work.

JEPSON CENTER HOURS

Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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