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Gibbes Interactions

Select an interaction to explore a signature work of art from the Gibbes collection.  Using the work as a launching point, these interactions offer an in-depth exploration of the artists, subjects, and styles that have shaped the art of Charleston and the south.

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Johnston interaction thumbnail Henriette Charlotte Chastaigner
by Henrietta Johnston

Learners of all ages can explore the life and art of Henrietta Johnston, America's first female artist. Through maps and timelines, kids and adults can trace Johnston's travels from England and Ireland to Charleston.

Coram's interaction thumbnail View of Mulberry, House and Street
by Thomas Coram

Learn more about Mulberry Plantation while investigating the British influences on Thomas Coram's style. Special kids' activities explore the history of landscape painting and allow young artists to create their own landscape composition.

Fraser interaction thumbnail H. F. Plowden Weston
by Charles Fraser

Enjoy an animated, narrated discussion of portrait miniatures of the nineteenth century.  You can even make your own miniature in the Kids Corner!  

Alice Smith Interaction thumbnail Moon, Flower and Hawk Moth
by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Explore cultural exchange between Japan and the United States as you learn about the woodblock prints of Alice Smith.  Create your own woodblock print and explore cultural connections with an interactive matching game.  

Search by William Hasley Interaction thumbnail Denmark Vesey
by Charles White

Learn more about the life of Denmark Vesey, the career of Charles White, and artwork created during the WPA era. Special discussions and kids activities explore what it means to be a hero and how heroes are portrayed by artists.

Search by William Hasley Interaction thumbnail Search
by William Halsey

Enjoy an interactive exploration of William Halsey's life and work, the Abstract Expressionist movement, and fun jigsaw puzzles for kids of all ages!

Leo Twiggs Interaction thumbnail Sarah Remembered
by Leo Twiggs

View four video interviews with Leo Twiggs, to learn about Sarah Remembered in the artist’s own words.