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Category: Permanent Collection Archives | Gibbes Museum of Art

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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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Zinnia Willits with cadets in Art Storage at the Gibbes

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Access to Creativity at The Citadel

When I talk about the Fine Arts program at The Citadel, the response is often one of surprise, then delight. For generations, Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation were the standard…

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Gibbes on the Street - Food is Art

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Food is Art: Street Party Chefs Craft Menus Based on Works of Art

After a two-year multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its annual Street Party on Thursday, May 4th, in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old stately Beaux…

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Wave Upon Wave, 2014, by John Westmark

Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

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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The Gibbes Museum Street Party. Photograph by MCG Photography.

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Top Chefs Draw Inspiration from Art for Gibbes Museum’s Annual Street Party

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 27, 2017 – After a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its Annual Street Party in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old…

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Sherman Marches South, 1990, by Manning Bethea Williams Jr.

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The Garbage Next Time

Sherman Marches South by Manning Williams is my favorite painting in the Gibbes Collection. A man in a canoe paddles up a still creek as the Division of the Mississippi…

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Reuben Sandwich

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Eat Pose Look

Just in time for the kick-off of Charleston Wine and Food Festival, food blogger and photographer Libby Williams stopped by the Gibbes Museum to sample some of the delicious offerings…

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Carolina Paroquet (detail), 1935, by Anna Heyward Taylor

Artist SpotlightPermanent Collection

Lost Species Preserved by Artist’s Hand

We recently changed some of the works on display from the permanent collection and one of my favorite pieces is now on view: Anna Heyward Taylor’s Carolina Paroquet. Not only…

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All-Access Pass to Inspiration and Authentic Art Experiences

“Every child is an artist.” –Picasso I couldn’t agree more with Picasso’s quote, and therefore believe every child should have access to inspiring art in a beautiful, local museum. I…

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Boone Hall Plantation, ca. 1925, by Edwin Harleston

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Art Sparks Grateful Memories

In October, Lasley Steever, the Gibbes Museum’s director of adult programs and digital engagement, and also my (wonderful) internship supervisor, asked me to write a blog in honor of the…

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