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Ongoing Exhibition

The Charleston Story


With over 10,000 objects, the permanent collection housed at the Gibbes Museum of Art presents a rich, vibrant history of the Lowcountry. This exhibition highlights significant people, places, and periods from Charleston's beginning as a British colony, through the American Revolution, the later ravages of the Civil War, and culminating today as a culturally diverse and dynamic community.

Learn about the work that goes into keeping The Charleston Story fresh and new for our visitors.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and The Real Yellow Pages from AT&T


Thomas Middleton of The Oaks (1753 - 1797), 1770, By Benjamin West (American, 1738 - 1820). Oil on canvas. Gift of Alicia Hopton Middleton.