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At the turn of the twentieth century, American artists looked to their European counterparts and beyond as they developed identifiably American artistic movements. Two particularly strong influences during this time period were French Impressionism and Japanese woodblock prints.
Another prevailing theme during this period was the growing interest in American subject matter. American regionalism and social realism played important roles in the development of art in Charleston, which flourished as a destination for artists, particularly during the years of 1915 to 1945 a period now known as the Charleston Renaissance
This week the Gibbes and the rest of the art world are mourning the loss of groundbreaking artist and scholar David C. Driskell. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, and raised in…READ MORE
Let’s start the week with art. Let’s find hope, comfort, and joy in creativity. Although the Gibbes Museum is temporarily closed, we have never felt so deeply connected. Scroll down…READ MORE
Dear parents and members of the Gibbes family, We know that you are all juggling many different hats right now, including homeschooling your children. While the schools have sent some…READ MORE
The past few weeks have been difficult for us all. Social distancing and shelter-in-place ordinances have kept our staff at home and away from the galleries and studios, where many…READ MORE