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Category: Permanent Collection Archives | Gibbes Museum of Art

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One Week Left to See Luminous Landscapes

As another summer draws to a close, so does one of our special exhibitions here at the Gibbes Museum, Luminous Landscapes: The Golden Age of British Watercolors. On view through…


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Intern Insights: Charlie Flynn

Over the summer, the Curatorial and Collections department was fortunate to have Charlie Flynn, a rising junior at the University of Virginia as an intern for the department. Charlie assisted…


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A Conversation with Stacy Lynn Waddell

For the past several years during March – Women’s History Month – The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been asking the question: Can you name 5 women…


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A Conversation with Mary Edna Fraser

For the past several years during March – Women’s History Month – The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been asking the question: Can you name 5 women…


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Explore the Gibbes with Our New Mobile App

One project that has been on our radar here at the Gibbes for years is developing a mobile app aimed at delving deeper into the collection. Long-time visitors and members…

Midnight Special, 2000, by Leo Twiggs; batik, 14 x 24 inches; courtesy of the artist.

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2018 Society 1858 Prize Winner: Leo Twiggs

When you walk into Leo Twiggs’s Orangeburg studio, you can’t help but smile. The welcoming vibe of the space is enhanced by Twiggs himself, who greets his visitors with a…

After completing her undergraduate degree in Archaeology with a minor in History at the University of Virginia, Hannah Hicks joined the Gibbes for a summer as the Collections & Curatorial Research Intern.

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Intern Insights: Hannah Hicks

This summer, I have had the incredible opportunity to intern for the Gibbes Museum of Art. I recently graduated from the University of Virginia, where I majored in Anthropology and…

The Crowd, Folly Beach, 1930, By George Biddle (American, 1885–1973); Watercolor and ink on paper; 11 x 20 1/8 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Winnie Edwards Murray Fund; 1985.027.0004

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A Day at the Beach

When you live as close to the beach as we do here in the Lowcounty, it’s inevitable that many activities captured by the artists in the Gibbes Museum’s collection feature…

Detail of Requiem for Mother Emanuel #5, 2016, by Leo Twiggs (American, b. 1934), batik, 24 x 30 inches; On loan courtesy of Hugh T. Scogin, Jr.

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Leo Twiggs’ Requiem for Mother Emanuel

This Sunday marks the third anniversary of the racially-motivated murders of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston. This horrific event inflicted a pain that reverberated…

Line Street Railroad Crossing, 1991, By William McCulluough (American, b. 1948); Oil on canvas; 30 1/2 x 40 1/4 inches (framed); Museum purchase; 2001.025; Image courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association

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Vanishing Charleston

Over the past several years, there has been an increasing number of conversations in Charleston about the changing skyline of the city. These days it’s not uncommon to see high-rise…