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Petite Protocol

Last week the ladies from Southern Protocol taught etiquette to 4-7 year old children in the museum’s Welcome Gallery. The children learned how to set the table, politely get someone’s attention, use please and thank you, and many other lessons. To celebrate their accomplishments, the class held a reception and certificate presentation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Petite Protocol continues this week with a session for 8-12 year old children.

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Eli Barker receiving his certificate from Mrs. Lizz

Eli Barker receiving his certificate from Mrs. Lizz

Art to Go Exhibition

Today is the opening day of our special Art to Go exhibition, featuring work created by students at Mt. Zion Elementary School. Over the course of the 2009/2010 school year, the Gibbes Art to Go program, led by teaching artist Martha Criscuolo, visited Mt. Zion on Johns Island every Thursday. This special partnership was designed to introduce students in grades 1-5 to both art history and studio art, while using the Gibbes permanent collection and special exhibitions as sources of inspiration for their own artmaking. Culminating their year of study, this special exhibition features works created by the students. Each student chose one artwork that they felt best expressed them for the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view through this weekend—we hope to see you at the Gibbes!

 Want learn more about the Gibbes Art to Go program? Contact Rebecca Sailor at (843) 722-2706, ext. 41.

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Welcome!

The new Welcome Gallery at the Gibbes

The new Welcome Gallery at the Gibbes

If you haven’t visited the Gibbes lately, we have big changes in store for you! We recently opened the Welcome Gallery in the front of the museum. This new gallery offers a behind-the-scenes peek of the Gibbes while sharing the museum’s history, beautiful architecture, expansive collection, and the artmaking process. To tell the Gibbes story, the Welcome Gallery includes historic photographs, rarely displayed objects from the museum archives, and even architectural details from the Gibbes dome. But that’s not all, this multi-media gallery also includes video, a digital slide show, and computer stations where you can learn more about the Gibbes collection. The Welcome Gallery was created with our members and visitors in mind, so please stop by and make yourself at home! 

Printmaking tools on display in the Welcome Gallery
Printmaking tools on display in the Welcome Gallery

And while you are here, check out the new fall merchandise in the museum store. With bags, totes, jewelry, scarves, and home décor items, we have something for everyone. 

We think you’ll like our new look and hope to see you at the Gibbes soon!