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EXHIBITIONS

The Gibbes presents an innovative series of 6 to 8 special exhibitions per year.

Exhibitions are designed as an experimental platform for engaging with art in new and exciting ways and challenging established interpretations. The program strives to promote creativity, introduce new art forms, provide perspective on larger community issues, encourage freedom of thought, and connect with the broadest possible audience.

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18th and 19th Century American Paintings and Sculpture

18th and 19th Century American Paintings and Sculpture

  • Permanent Exhibition
  • Galleries 1, 4, and 5
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20th Century American Regionalism and the Charleston Renaissance

20th Century American Regionalism and the Charleston Renaissance

  • Permanent Exhibition
  • Gallery 6
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Betwixt and Between

Betwixt and Between

  • Permanent Exhibition
  • 2nd Floor Atrium
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Miniature Portraits

Miniature Portraits

  • Permanent Exhibition
  • Gallery 5
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Modern and Contemporary

Modern and Contemporary

  • Permanent Exhibition
  • Gallery 7
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John Westmark: Narratives

John Westmark: Narratives

  • April 4, 2014 - August 3, 2014
  • Gallery 4
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Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century

Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century

  • April 20, 2014 - August 3, 2014
  • Galleries 2 and 3
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Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess

Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess

  • May 28, 2016 - October 9, 2016
  • Gallery 9
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The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

  • May 28, 2016 - October 9, 2016
  • Gallery 8
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Still-Life Painting in America

Still-Life Painting in America

  • May 28, 2016 - November 27, 2016
  • Gallery 2
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Whistler and Japonisme

Whistler and Japonisme

  • May 28, 2016 - November 27, 2016
  • Gallery 3
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Realm of the Spirit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection and the Gibbes Museum of Art

Realm of the Spirit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection and the Gibbes Museum of Art

  • October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017
  • Galleries 8 & 9
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Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection

Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection

  • December 2, 2016 - April 23, 2017
  • Galleries 2 and 3
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History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

  • January 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
  • Gallery 8
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Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser

Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser

  • January 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
  • Gallery 9
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Artists Painting Artists

Artists Painting Artists

  • May 5, 2017 - September 10, 2017
  • Gallery 2
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Perspectives on Place

Perspectives on Place

  • May 5, 2017 - September 10, 2017
  • Gallery 3
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Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas

Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas

  • May 12, 2017 - September 24, 2017
  • Gallery 8
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Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art

Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art

  • May 12, 2017 - September 24, 2017
  • Gallery 9
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Magic in the Mundane: Modernist Photography from the Robert Marks Collection

Magic in the Mundane: Modernist Photography from the Robert Marks Collection

  • September 15, 2017 - May 20, 2018
  • Gallery 3
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Mexico and the Charleston Renaissance

Mexico and the Charleston Renaissance

  • September 15, 2017 - May 20, 2018
  • Gallery 2
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Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

  • October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  • Galleries 8 and 9
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A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

  • January 19, 2018 - April 15, 2018
  • Galleries 8 and 9
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Printmaking: Process to Product

Printmaking: Process to Product

  • April 27, 2018 - September 16, 2018
  • Gallery 9
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Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive

Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive

  • April 27, 2018 - September 16, 2018
  • Gallery 8
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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

  • May 25, 2018 - October 21, 2018
  • Gallery 2
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Vanishing Charleston

Vanishing Charleston

  • May 25, 2018 - October 21, 2018
  • Gallery 3
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A Dark Place of Dreams: Louise Nevelson with Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore

A Dark Place of Dreams: Louise Nevelson with Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore

  • September 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019
  • Galleries 8 & 9
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Charleston Collects: South Asian Art

Charleston Collects: South Asian Art

  • October 26, 2018 - February 17, 2019
  • Galleries 2 & 3
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Anna Heyward Taylor: Intrepid Explorer

Anna Heyward Taylor: Intrepid Explorer

  • January 18, 2019 - May 12, 2019
  • Gallery 9
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Lying in Wait: Sporting Art by Ogden M. Pleissner

Lying in Wait: Sporting Art by Ogden M. Pleissner

  • January 18, 2019 - May 12, 2019
  • Gallery 8
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New Acquisitions Featuring Works by African American Artists

New Acquisitions Featuring Works by African American Artists

  • February 22, 2019 - June 16, 2019
  • Galleries 2 & 3
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Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

  • May 24, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Galleries 8 & 9
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Luminous Landscapes: The Golden Age of British Watercolors

Luminous Landscapes: The Golden Age of British Watercolors

  • June 21, 2019 - October 6, 2019
  • Galleries 2 & 3
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Influence and Inspiration: The Art of Jill Hooper, Ben Long, and Frank Mason

Influence and Inspiration: The Art of Jill Hooper, Ben Long, and Frank Mason

  • September 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020
  • Gallery 8
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Rauschenberg in Charleston

Rauschenberg in Charleston

  • September 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020
  • Gallery 9
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Charles Edward Williams: SUN + LIGHT

Charles Edward Williams: SUN + LIGHT

  • October 11, 2019 - February 2, 2020
  • Gallery 2
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Tabitha Vevers: Lover's Eyes

Tabitha Vevers: Lover's Eyes

  • October 11, 2019 - February 2, 2020
  • Gallery 3
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Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

  • January 17, 2020 - August 9, 2020
  • Gallery 8
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A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke

A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke

  • January 17, 2020 - January 10, 2021
  • Gallery 9
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Charleston Collects: British Sporting Art from the Penkhus Collection

Charleston Collects: British Sporting Art from the Penkhus Collection

  • February 7, 2020 - October 4, 2020
  • Galleries 2 and 3
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Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman

Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman

  • August 21, 2020 - January 10, 2021
  • Gallery 8
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Charleston Collects: Devotion and Fantasy, Witchcraft and the World's End

Charleston Collects: Devotion and Fantasy, Witchcraft and the World's End

  • October 9, 2020 - June 27, 2021
  • Galleries 2 and 3

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