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Let’s Walk Together, 1953, By Charles Wilbert White

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Celebrating the Traditions of Juneteenth

Family picnics, bar-b-ques, church gatherings, and community festivals have been held for 155 years to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Most people associate the end of American slavery with The…

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Christo Floating Piers

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Remembering Christo (June 13, 1935 – May 31, 2020)

I was saddened to learn of the death of the artist Christo—whose iconic works around the world have delighted and awed millions of visitors. The Bulgarian-born conceptual artist and his…

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CJ Lotz, by Minette Hand

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A Rotating Gallery in an Editor’s Historic Charleston Apartment

It’s sort of an unexpected gallery space. Or at least, I didn’t expect it. My one-bedroom apartment in a historic building on Meeting Street lets the light in with nine…

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Central to Their Lives

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The Gibbes Museum of Art to Reopen Following COVID-19 Related Closure

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 25, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art will reopen to the public on June 1, after temporarily closing its doors on March 18 due to the…

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Gibbes Museum of Art Fellows Luncheon

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Celebrating our Fellows Members and Honoring Susan Smythe

At the Gibbes Museum, we look forward to Memorial Day Weekend and the artistic energy that swells throughout Charleston with the opening of Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto. The…

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Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet

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What Might Have Been and What Hopes to Be

Today was to be a celebratory day for the Gibbes Museum. Our much-anticipated exhibition Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet, organized by Wilson and Pace Gallery, New York, was set to open…

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Movie Theater

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Lights, Camera, Action: 10 Art-Related Films to Stream Right Now

Whether a classic noir or a cutting edge documentary, who doesn’t love a good film? At the Gibbes we believe in the power of this artform to spirit us away,…

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Giving Tuesday Now

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Giving Tuesday Now: A Global Day of Giving

From exciting exhibitions and engaging classes to informative lectures and celebratory events, the Gibbes Museum has been a central fixture in the Charleston art scene for over 150 years. Prior…

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Gibbes on the Couch

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Gibbes Museum of Art to Host Virtual Fundraiser

Charleston, S.C., April 27, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art will host Gibbes on the Couch, the largest ‘non-event’ of the year on Thursday, April 30. In lieu of…

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Artist Supplies

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Resources for Artists during COVID-19

In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. The Gibbes Museum’s manifesto states, “[W]e believe art is the difference between merely existing and being truly alive. That’s…

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