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Category: Permanent Collection Archives | Gibbes Museum of Art

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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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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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…