Archive for January, 2010

Toddler Tuesdays

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Join the Gibbes and the Charleston Library Society each week for Toddler Tuesdays.  Designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years, this program includes story time and art-making activities.  Toddler Tuesdays are free of charge and available exclusively for members of the Gibbes and the Charleston Library Society.  Click here to join the Gibbes. 

Toddler Tuesdays

10:15 – 11:00am

Held at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street

No reservations required

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Barbara Guggenheim Event

Join the Gibbes for another great program on February 4 as author and art consultant Barbara Guggenheim presents a lecture titled How the Art World Works: New Twists on the World’s Oldest Profession.  The lecture begins at 6pm and will be followed by a reception at 7pm. 

Guggenheim is a partner in the national firm of art consultants, Guggenheim, Asher Associates. She holds a doctorate in Art History, has taught on the university level, was head lecturer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has worked at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Through her consulting company, Guggenheim has advised corporations such as Coca-Cola and Sony, and individuals, including celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Barbara Guggenheim

Barbara Guggenheim

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.

South of Broad Walking Tour

Calling all Pat Conroy fans! The characters and Charleston vistas featured in Pat Conroy’s #1 New York Times best selling novel South of Broad come to life in a new walking tour produced by Old Charleston Walking Tours. The South of Broad Walking Tour is a two-hour tour narrated by professional guides, highlighting the streets and sites featured in Conroy’s 2009 hit novel, South of Broad

The tour, available Tuesday through Saturday, begins at 11:00 am in the lobby of the Mills House Hotel at 115 Meeting Street and ends outside the Gibbes Museum of Art. The ticket price of $25 per person includes the walking tour, admission to the Gibbes, and a cocktail or dessert at Pat Conroy’s favorite Charleston restaurant, the aptly named Slightly North of Broad. Walking tour reservations are required in advance by calling (843) 568-0473 or online at www.southofbroadwalkingtour.com.

Tour guide Denny Stiles leading the South of Broad Walking tour

Tour guide Denny Stiles leading the South of Broad Walking tour

Gibbes staff members in Washington Park during the walking tour

Gibbes staff members in Washington Park during the walking tour

A stop on Legare Street during the walking tour

A stop on Legare Street during the tour

Member Preview Party

Save the date for the member preview party on Thursday, January 21. Sponsored by the Women’s Council, the evening will include cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and the opening of two special exhibitions: Lure of the Lowcountry and Whistler’s Travels. This reception is for members only—click here to join the Gibbes.

Botany Bay Plantation Boardwalk, 2009, by John Folsom, archival pigment on board with oil and wax

Botany Bay Plantation Boardwalk, 2009, by John Folsom, archival pigment on board with oil and wax

 

Billingsgate, 1859, by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834 – 1903), etching on paper, gift of Dr. and Mrs. (Caroline) Anton Vreede, 2004.004.0007

Billingsgate, 1859, by James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834 – 1903), etching on paper, gift of Dr. and Mrs. (Caroline) Anton Vreede, 2004.004.0007

CSO Spiritual Ensemble Performance

Photograph courtesy of William Struhs

Photograph courtesy of William Struhs

Join the Gibbes and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble on January 10 at 3pm for a spirited vocal performance titled A Lowcountry Spiritual Journey II.  On the final day of the exhibition Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Music Director Nathan L. Nelson, will lead the CSO Spiritual Ensemble on a musical journey honoring the spiritual—the historical musical form born of the suffering and endurance of African slaves in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In a setting surrounded by images of the past, this powerful performance will celebrate the unique, indigenous harmonies of the Lowcountry’s African American culture. 

Tickets are $7 for museum members and students and $15 for non-members.  Click here to purchase tickets or call the Gibbes Museum Store at 722-2706, ext. 18.  NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT – TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.