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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.
The month of February was filled with celebration and conversation surrounding contemporary Southern art as Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art welcomed the 2019 Prize winner Donté K….READ MORE
Charleston, S.C., February 18, 2020 – In an effort to fulfill their mission to make art accessible to all, the Gibbes Museum of Art has launched a partnership with the…READ MORE
Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists from the Johnson Collection brings together for the first time the paintings and…READ MORE
Charleston is fortunate to have passionate art collectors in its midst and doubly fortunate that collectors like Stephen and Martha Penkhus (Steve and Marty) enjoy sharing their treasured artworks and…READ MORE