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Micromosaics arrived at their height of pictorial perfection from the late 18th to the mid 19th centuries. These exquisitely crafted plaques, which contain up to 1,400 delicately shaded tiles of glass per square inch, were sold to travelers on their Grand Tour through Italy. Made into jewelry, boxes, and paper weights and sold as easily carried mementoes, micromosaics passed out of fashion toward the end of the 19th century and are now a lost art. This exhibition features 92 brilliant examples from the private collection of Elizabeth Locke.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Gibbes Museum Women's Council, Croghan's Jewel Box, Lou Hammond Group and Jill and Richard Almeida.
This exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
Explore the exhibition A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke with Gibbes Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs, Sara Arnold. This tour is free for Membe...READ MORE
Class meets on Wednesday, February 19 at the Gibbes Museum of Art and on Wednesday, February 26 at Redux Contemporary Art Center from 6-8:30pm.READ MORE
Join us for a book-club style discussion in collaboration with Charleston County Public Library inspired by A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke. The i...READ MORE
We are thrilled to announce our newest publication here at the Gibbes Museum, G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book! This beautiful children’s book engages readers with works of…READ MORE
As 2019 draws to a close, Gibbes staff took a moment to pause and reflect on all that’s happened this year, and what we are grateful for. Below are just…READ MORE
This week on the blog, we continue our Staff Spotlight series with Katie Borges, Special Events Manager here at the Gibbes! How long have you been at the Gibbes? About…READ MORE
CHARLESTON, S.C., November 5, 2019 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the finalists for the annual 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The 2019 finalists are…READ MORE