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Red Table Still Life, 15/16, 1959, by David Driskell

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In Memoriam: David Driskell (1931–2020) Pioneering Artist, Scholar, and Curator

This week the Gibbes and the rest of the art world are mourning the loss of groundbreaking artist and scholar David C. Driskell. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, and raised in…

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#MuseumFromHome with Us

Let’s start the week with art. Let’s find hope, comfort, and joy in creativity. Although the Gibbes Museum is temporarily closed, we have never felt so deeply connected. Scroll down…

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Art Doodles

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Artful Tips for Young Artists (and Parents)

Dear parents and members of the Gibbes family, We know that you are all juggling many different hats right now, including homeschooling your children. While the schools have sent some…

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Creative Comforts

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Creative Comforts

The past few weeks have been difficult for us all. Social distancing and shelter-in-place ordinances have kept our staff at home and away from the galleries and studios, where many…

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WFH: Day By Day

This week due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, the Gibbes Museum staff started working from home on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we cautiously decided to close the Museum to…

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Students at work creating micromosaics

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Wearable Wonders: Creating Micromosaic Jewels

When you choose to adorn your body with jewelry, you are communicating with the outside world without having to say a word. So, it is no wonder there is mysticism…

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Donte K Hayes

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Society 1858 Celebrates Donté K. Hayes as Winner of Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The month of February was filled with celebration and conversation surrounding contemporary Southern art as Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art welcomed the 2019 Prize winner Donté K….

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Family-Level Memberships Available for Check Out at all CCPL Branches

Charleston, S.C., February 18, 2020 – In an effort to fulfill their mission to make art accessible to all, the Gibbes Museum of Art has launched a partnership with the…

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Still Life with Mandolin, ca. 1955, by Alma Woodsey Thomas

Exhibitions

Women Artists of the South

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists from the Johnson Collection brings together for the first time the paintings and…

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Jogging Home, c. 1920, By John Sanderson Wells (British, 1872 – 1943)

Exhibitions

Uniting Passions—The Penkhus Collection of British Sporting Art

Charleston is fortunate to have passionate art collectors in its midst and doubly fortunate that collectors like Stephen and Martha Penkhus (Steve and Marty) enjoy sharing their treasured artworks and…

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