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The neighborhoods on the east side of the Charleston peninsula above Calhoun Street have experienced significant change over the last 100 years. Perspectives on Place offers the opportunity to gain insight to those changes through the eyes of several artists including Edward Hopper and Andrée Ruellan, who were drawn to depict a specific block through their artwork. Displayed together for the first time, these paintings explore artists’ role as documentarians and social commentators.
Family picnics, bar-b-ques, church gatherings, and community festivals have been held for 155 years to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Most people associate the end of American slavery with The…READ MORE
I was saddened to learn of the death of the artist Christo—whose iconic works around the world have delighted and awed millions of visitors. The Bulgarian-born conceptual artist and his…READ MORE
It’s sort of an unexpected gallery space. Or at least, I didn’t expect it. My one-bedroom apartment in a historic building on Meeting Street lets the light in with nine…READ MORE
CHARLESTON, S.C., May 25, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art will reopen to the public on June 1, after temporarily closing its doors on March 18 due to the…READ MORE