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Museum Mile Weekend: September 25 and 26

Museum Mile Weekend Logo

On September 25 and 26, 2010, the Gibbes will be partnering with other cultural institutions along and around Meeting Street to offer locals and tourists a single entry pass during the second annual Museum Mile Weekend. Charleston’s Museum Mile operates year-round with signage, brochures, and a website to help visitors navigate Charleston’s cultural corridor. However, on this one special weekend, we band together to offer one admission price.

The concept of Charleston’s Museum Mile was hatched several years ago by Dr. John Brumgardt, executive director of the Charleston Museum. The downtown cultural attractions had partnered on programs in the past but had not done much in the way of cooperative marketing and signage. The idea for the Charleston Museum Mile emerged as Dr. Brumgardt and representatives from other cultural institutions opened up a map of the Meeting Street area and plotted the many museums and historic sites that would be of interest to tourists and easy to navigate around. While the concept of a “Museum Mile” was not new and has proven a success in other cities, such as New York and London, the unique alliance formed by the cultural institutions and the inclusion of religious sites and parks put Charleston’s Museum Mile in a category of its own. By 2008, the grass-roots campaign to promote the Mile was in full swing largely in part to the dedication and collaborated vision of the participating organizations and institutions.

For one $20 pass (and only $10 for children 12 and under), passholders can visit thirteen cultural sites throughout the weekend.  If purchased separately, adult admission for these sites would be over $100! Sites participating in the upcoming Museum Mile Weekend are:

Many of the cultural institutions will also offer special programs during Museum Mile Weekend. The Gibbes will offer free docent-led tour at 2:30 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Passes for Museum Mile Weekend can be purchased at www.charlestonsmuseummile.org or at any Charleston Visitor Center location. Online purchasers will receive their passes in the mail so be sure and order your passes early. We hope you’ll take advantage of this terrific opportunity to sample Charleston’s cultural riches for this not-so-rich price!

Marla Loftus, Director of Museum Relations, Gibbes Museum of Art

An Evening at Bastille Café

Get your tickets for the next Society 1858 event on July 16 from 8-11pm. Celebrate Bastille Day at this fabulously French affair including les hors d’oeuvres and les boissons courtesy of Rue de Jean and jazz featuring Heddy Rae. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call (843) 722-2706, ext. 22.

Women’s Council Celebrates 60 Years

On April 22, the Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art celebrated 60 years of supporting the museum. The Women’s Council, founded in 1950, celebrated the milestone by announcing a partnership with the Charleston Parks Conservancy to beautify the Gibbes Courtyard garden. Thank you to the Women’s Council for your incredible efforts over the past 60 years!

Angela Mack, Ginny Brush, and Elizabeth Bradham

Angela Mack, Ginny Brush, and Elizabeth Bradham

 

Kathy Nistad, Peggy Theoharous, and Lee Perry

Kathy Nistad, Peggy Theoharous, and Lee Perry

 

Susan Dickson, Glenna Greenslit, and Marlies Tindall

Susan Dickson, Glenna Greenslit, and Marlies Tindall

 

Past Presidents of the Women's Council

Past Presidents of the Women's Council

 

Photographs courtesy of Charleston Picture Company.

Take it to the Street Party

Here are a few photos from last month’s fabulous Take it to the Street Party that celebrated the opening of Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection. For the festive affair the Gibbes shut down Meeting Street while guests enjoyed music, entertainment, and food by Charleston’s most celebrated chefs. Want to see more photos from the event? Click here to view the entire gallery of photographs by Charleston Picture Company.

Michael Doniger, Alice Wyatt, Janice Doniger, Hunter Higgison, and Lance Wyatt

Michael Doniger, Alice Wyatt, Janice Doniger, Hunter Higgison, and Lance Wyatt

 

Barbara Zimmerman and Janice Waring

Barbara Zimmerman and Janice Waring

 

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Mary and Sam Waters

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Mary and Sam Waters

 

Jane Anderson, Theresa and Roy Green, Dick Smartt

Jane Anderson, Theresa and Roy Green, Dick Smartt

Christo’s Visit to Charleston

The Gibbes is still abuzz from Christo’s visit to Charleston last month. The world-renowned artist gave an amazing lecture for a sold-out crowd of over 400 people at Memminger Auditorium on April 13. The evening before the lecture, event sponsors gathered at the home of Esther and James Ferguson for a cocktail party in celebration of Christo’s visit. The Gibbes is deeply appreciative of all of our sponsors, particularly Esther and James Ferguson, our lead sponsors who made this event possible.

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Christo

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Christo

 

Barbara Hearst, Carolyn Rivers, and Alice Wyatt

Barbara Hearst, Carolyn Rivers, and Alice Wyatt

 

Anton Vreede and Christo

Anton Vreede and Christo

 

Kevin Mauney, Helen Pratt-Thomas, Lucile Cogswell, Christo, and Michelle Mauney

Kevin Mooney, Helen Pratt-Thomas, Lucile Cogswell, Christo, and Michelle Mooney

 

Mickey Bakst and Esther Ferguson

Mickey Bakst and Esther Ferguson

 

Christo, Edith Howle, and Rick Throckmorton

Christo, Edith Howle, and Rick Throckmorton

 

Tippy Stern Brickman and Christo

Tippy Stern Brickman and Christo

 Photographs courtesy of Julia Lynn Photography.

Free Community Day Tomorrow

Join the Gibbes this Saturday, February 20, for our free Jr. League of Charleston Community Day from 10am to 1pm. Inspired by the current exhibition Lure of the Lowcountry in which artist John Folsom’s mixed media photographs are paired with early Lowcountry landscapes from the Gibbes collection, this Community Day will focus on nature. Families can enjoy nature inspired art-making activities throughout the morning. Scheduled happenings include a musical performance by students from Memminger Elementary at 10:30am and a book reading by author Christi Sanford from her Legare the Lizard series at 11:15am.

Cumberland Island Cemetery, 2009, by John Folsom

Cumberland Island Cemetery, 2009, by John Folsom

Lure of the Lowcountry and Whistler’s Travels: Preview and Opening Reception

Last month, members enjoyed a preview of the Gibbes’ current exhibitions, Lure of the Lowcountry, mixed-media photographs by John Folsom, and Whistler’s Travels, etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler.

With artist John Folsom in attendance for the preview and reception, it was an exciting evening full of socialization and appreciation for the inspiring new works on view.

Special thanks to the Women’s Council for hosting the opening reception along with the contributions from Bar Belles and In Good Taste. Exhibition previews and openings are only for members of the Gibbes. If you are interested in joining, please click here.

Featured artist John Folsom and Jack Alterman

Featured artist John Folsom and Jack Alterman

 

Laura Gates, Alice Wyatt, Marnie Chardon, and Harriet Smartt

Laura Gates, Alice Wyatt, Marnie Chardon, and Harriet Smartt

 

Executive Director Angela Mack and Rebekah Jacob

Executive Director Angela Mack and Rebekah Jacob

 

Diane De Angelis and John Folsom

Diane De Angelis and John Folsom

 

John and Jeannette Alexander with Ginny and Ted Brush

John and Jeannette Alexander with Ginny and Ted Brush

 

Jill and John Chalsty

Jill and John Chalsty

 

Coco Matola, Steve Matola, Paul Kohlheim, and Marilyn Colen

Coco Matola, Steve Matola, Paul Kohlheim, and Marilyn Colen

Teacher Appreciation Days

To thank teachers for all their hard work, the Gibbes is offering free teacher appreciation days on January 30 and 31. During this weekend, teachers who show school ID gain free admission during regular museum hours. 

Not able to attend teacher appreciation days? Use the Gibbes Educator’s Guide to bring the museum to your classroom. Download the guide by clicking here or receive a copy in the mail by contacting Rebecca Williams at rcwilliams@gibbesmuseum.org or (843) 722-2706, ext. 41.

Christo Tickets Now on Sale

Join the Gibbes on April 13, 2010 for a memorable evening with the world-renowned artist Christo. For over forty years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have collaborated on large-scale art projects using fabric in both urban and rural environments. The evening will begin with a presentation focusing on the artists’ previous and upcoming works of art, followed by an open question and answer session and book signing. Don’t miss this opportunity—click here to purchase tickets.

 

CHRISTO – A Presentation and Dialogue

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5:30pm

Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street

$25 members, $35 non-members, $15 student section (limited availability)

 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83   © Christo 1983

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83 © Christo 1983

 

Christo: The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1996, Collage in two parts, pencil, fabric, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, and aerial photograph, © Christo 1996

Christo: The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1996, Collage in two parts, pencil, fabric, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, and aerial photograph, © Christo 1996

Upcoming Community Day

Mark your calendars for the next Jr. League of Charleston Community Day at the Gibbes on Saturday, December 12. This free day of family fun will help you get in the holiday spirit with hands-on activities for children, musical performances by Ashley Hall and Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, face painting, and much more! Admission is free from 10am-1pm, click here for more information.  We hope to see you at the Gibbes!

Children's activites

Children's activites

Musical performance from last December's Community Day

Musical performance during last December's Community Day

 

Community Day is made possible through the generous support of the Jr. League of Charleston.

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