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Mexico and the Charleston Renaissance

September 15, 2017 - May 20, 2018

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This exhibition explores the influence of Mexican art and culture upon American artists in the mid twentieth century, particularly artists associated with the Charleston Renaissance. Mexico and the Charleston Renaissance features paintings and works on paper from the Gibbes Collection by William Halsey, Anna Heyward Taylor, George Biddle, Charles Wilbert White, Edward Middleton Manigault and Corrie McCallum.

<i>Harvest Talk</i>, 1953, By Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918–1979); Lithograph; 13 x 18 inches; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Monnie Singleton

Harvest Talk, 1953, By Charles Wilbert White (American, 1918–1979); Lithograph; 13 x 18 inches; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Monnie Singleton

<i>Mexican Street Scene</i>, ca. 1935, By Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879–1956); Oil on canvas; 39 x 33 inches (framed); Gift of the artist

Mexican Street Scene, ca. 1935, By Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879–1956); Oil on canvas; 39 x 33 inches (framed); Gift of the artist

<i>Cactus</i>, By Corrie McCallum (American, 1914–2009); Woodblock print on paper; 11 x 17 inches; Bequest of Josephine Pinckney

Cactus, By Corrie McCallum (American, 1914–2009); Woodblock print on paper; 11 x 17 inches; Bequest of Josephine Pinckney

<i>The Battery, Evening</i>, 1931, By George Biddle (American, 1885–1973); Oil on canvas; 35 x 35 inches (framed); Museum purchase with funds provided by Thomas Bennett, Thomas Gromme, Richard C. Dailey, Nathan and Marlene Addlestone Foundation, Inc., Mary Ramsay, and Mrs. Gertrude Legendre, and gifts of Mrs. Robert B. Mayer and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woodward

The Battery, Evening, 1931, By George Biddle (American, 1885–1973); Oil on canvas; 35 x 35 inches (framed); Museum purchase with funds provided by Thomas Bennett, Thomas Gromme, Richard C. Dailey, Nathan and Marlene Addlestone Foundation, Inc., Mary Ramsay, and Mrs. Gertrude Legendre, and gifts of Mrs. Robert B. Mayer and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woodward

<i>Two Maya Women, Yucatan</i>, 1976, By William Halsey (American, 1915–1999); Oil on paper; 41 ¼ x 48 inches; Transfer with The Charleston Museum

Two Maya Women, Yucatan, 1976, By William Halsey (American, 1915–1999); Oil on paper; 41 ¼ x 48 inches; Transfer with The Charleston Museum

<i>Old Church, Chichen Itza</i>, 1960, By William Halsey (American, 1915–1999); Casein on Japanese paper; 16 x 28 ½ inches; Gift of Mrs. Ashby Farrow.

Old Church, Chichen Itza, 1960, By William Halsey (American, 1915–1999); Casein on Japanese paper; 16 x 28 ½ inches; Gift of Mrs. Ashby Farrow.

<i>Mexican Peasant Scene</i>, ca. 1919, By Edward Middleton Manigault (American, 1887–1922); Oil on canvas on board; 22 in x 27 ¾ inches (framed); Gift of Marlene and Richard Mayers

Mexican Peasant Scene, ca. 1919, By Edward Middleton Manigault (American, 1887–1922); Oil on canvas on board; 22 in x 27 ¾ inches (framed); Gift of Marlene and Richard Mayers

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