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Animals have occupied an important place in art throughout history. Inspired by works in the Gibbes permanent collection and several private collections, Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art showcases works by three contemporary American artists, William Dunlap, Walton Ford, and Grainger McKoy. Working in a variety of media, these artists employ animal imagery to explore contemporary culture, and humans evolving relationship to the natural world. While their works celebrate the form and natural beauty of both wild and domestic species, the artists also examine political, social, psychological, and spiritual themes.
"Like tales from the Old Testament, these stories are mean, rampant with sex, violence, and death." William Dunlap's debut collection of stories, words, and pictures makes a strong case for Hypothetic...READ MORE
Explore Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art with Sara Arnold, Curator of Collections. This tour is free for members and included with Museum admission for non-members.READ MORE
After a two-year multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its annual Street Party on Thursday, May 4th, in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old stately Beaux…READ MORE
I’ve always been drawn to the small details of works of art. Maybe it’s my own lack of dexterity when it comes to focusing on intricate details, but I find…READ MORE
I had not had the privilege of seeing a curated exhibition of Jacob Lawrence’s work in person before History, Labor, Life at the Gibbes Museum. I knew of his well-documented…READ MORE
CHARLESTON, S.C., March 27, 2017 – After a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its Annual Street Party in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old…READ MORE