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Perspectives on Place

May 5, 2017 - September 10, 2017

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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.

<i>Charleston Slum</i>, 1929, By Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967), Watercolor on paper, 16 x 24 inches, Private collection

Charleston Slum, 1929, By Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967), Watercolor on paper, 16 x 24 inches, Private collection

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