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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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EducationKids at the GibbesPermanent Collection

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

GeneralPermanent Collection

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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Unknown (two young girls), by unknown artist; daguerreotype; 3 ½ s 2 ½ inches; 1980.006.0004

Kids at the GibbesPermanent Collection

Spooky Portraits of Children—Boo!

I love Halloween and always have. When I volunteered to tackle a Halloween-themed blog post I originally wanted to explore death photography in the collection. While this cringe-worthy tradition has…

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Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

Collection Storage: From the Gallery Walls to the Back Room

As an intern at the Gibbes, one of the best parts of my job is getting an up-close view of what goes on behind the scenes at the museum. While…

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Conservator and curator examine miniature portraits

Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Even though they are the smallest pieces in the collection, designing a new gallery for the miniature collection has been a lot of work. Thanks to a generous grant from…

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Behind the ScenesPermanent CollectionRenovation Plans

Sculpture under the Dome

When the Gibbes reopens on May 28, visitors will be welcomed to freshly renovated gallery spaces throughout the Museum. One of the most spectacular transformations is the newly named Campbell…

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Behind the ScenesPermanent CollectionRenovation Plans

Curatorial Perspective: Preparing for the Reopening

While the Gibbes has been under renovation, I am often asked, “What does the staff do while the museum is closed?” Behind the scenes, we are working harder than ever…

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Permanent Collection

Art’s Impact

It is hard to believe that another year is about to end and we will soon be welcoming 2016. Not to be cliché or anything, but the end of a…

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Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

2015 AAM Museum Expo and Conference

This week several Gibbes staff members traveled to Atlanta to attend the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Expo. The theme for this year’s event was “The Social Value…

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