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2018 Staff Resolutions: Here We Go!

For the past several years, we’ve checked in with staff to ask about their goals for the coming year. It’s always fun to hear the sincere and the tongue-in-cheek responses…

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Chaz and Curator of Exhibitions, Pam Wall, prepare for the annual Street Party fundraiser.

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Staff Spotlight: Chaz Butler

Name: Chaz Butler Title: Special Events Assistant How long have you been at the Gibbes? I started at the Gibbes in July of 2016. Describe your role here at the…

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Becca, along with Curator of Exhibitions Pam Wall and Director of Programs & Digital Engagement Lasley Steever, explores her favorite piece currently on view, Betwixt & Between by Patrick Dougherty.

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Staff Spotlight: Becca Hiester

Name: Becca Hiester Title: Associate Curator of Education How long have you been at the Gibbes? I’ve been working here for 3 years, but I volunteered for 5 years before…

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Megan Hoffman amidst membership renewal reminders

Behind the Scenes

Staff Spotlight: Megan Hoffman

Get to know the staff of the Gibbes! Each month, we will be posting a couple of “Staff Spotlight” stories to help you become better acquainted with the Gibbes Museum…

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Gibbes Archives House A Delightful Surprise

This summer, I have been interning with the Curatorial and Collections departments as part of a long-standing partnership between the University of Virginia’s Institute for Public History and the Gibbes…

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Wave Upon Wave, 2014, by John Westmark

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It’s all in the Details

I’ve always been drawn to the small details of works of art. Maybe it’s my own lack of dexterity when it comes to focusing on intricate details, but I find…

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Patrick Dougherty installs sticks in the Gibbes Museum atrium.

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The Magic of Patrick Dougherty

This evening the Gibbes unveils a whimsical wonder by artist Patrick Dougherty. Entitled Betwixt and Between, Patrick’s site-specific installation fills the museum’s second-floor glass atrium with soaring spires inspired by…

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Setting Goals for 2017

At this time last year, the Gibbes staff had turned the page on 2015 and was staring down the gauntlet of a heavy to-do list in order to reopen the…

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Behind the ScenesGeneralRenovation Plans

Gratitude for the Gibbes

In this season of gratitude, I am thankful for many things. Faith, family, and health are certainly at the top of my list, but each day I also give thanks…

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Museum Signage samples

Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Zen and the Art of Museum Signage

The funny thing about beautiful signs is that you don’t notice them. From the beginning, that was our goal for museum signage at the newly renovated Gibbes. To create an…

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