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American paintings, from colonial portraits to Civil War-era landscapes, occupy the Gibbes Main Gallery. Portraits of leading political, social, and military figures include works by Jeremiah Theus, Henry Benbridge, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully and Samuel F.B. Morse. The gallery also features landscape and genre scenes by Angelica Kaufmann, Louis Mignot, Eastman Johnson, Conrad Wise Chapman, and William Aiken Walker. The paintings collection is complemented by examples of neoclassical sculpture on view in the Campbell Rotunda, and decorative art objects on loan from the Rivers Collection.
CHARLESTON, S.C., September 16, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that renowned art collector Martin Z. Margulies will be the keynote speaker at the museum’s…READ MORE
Charleston, S.C., August 26, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of the new Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery. The gallery, located…READ MORE
CHARLESTON, S.C., August 4, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce their newest special exhibition, Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and…READ MORE
Family picnics, bar-b-ques, church gatherings, and community festivals have been held for 155 years to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Most people associate the end of American slavery with The…READ MORE