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Temporarily Closed


With a history of presenting programs that foster an examination of art and culture of the Southeastern United States and nationwide,

from the sixteenth century to the present, we design Adult programs to engage the public in conversations, performances, lectures, and other experiences that provide a multi-dimensional perspective of the exhibitions on view. Through the programs, audiences engage a diverse cross section of artists, writers, scholars, and critics, and participate in events that encourage life-long learning.

Programs & Lectures

Enjoy daytime and evening programs, including artist talks, expert lectures, panel discussions, performances, and day-trips to nearby art and historically relevant venues.


Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of classes to artists of all ages that are led by professionals in the field who use the museum’s exhibitions and collection as a catalyst for exploring and creating works of art. Please check out The Gibbes Calendar for specific classes.


Public Tours

Designed for the walk-in visitor, this program highlights important artists and works from the Gibbes’ permanent collection and special exhibitions. Public tours take place every Tuesday and Friday at 12:30pm, Wednesday at 6pm, and Thursday, Friday, and Second Sundays at 2:30pm, and are free with museum admission. Advance registration is not required.


Private Tours

We offer interactive private tours for adult groups that desire a more personal museum experience. Led by a docent, curator, or self-guided, these one-hour tours explore the Museum’s permanent collection and highlights from our special exhibitions. For tours that focus on a specific theme, exhibition, or artist, please inquire in advance. A 10-person minimum is required to reserve a tour.