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14th Annual Kiawah Island Art & House Tour

I am fortunate to be involved with a wonderful group of women who belong to Gibbes, etc., an organization comprised of women who live on Kiawah Island. Each year, Gibbes,…

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Curatorial Perspective: Celebrating Contemporary Art

Since the Gibbes Museum of Art first opened its doors in 1905, contemporary art has been a core component of the museum’s mission. Much of the institution’s beloved historical art…

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Presenting the Art of Healing

I recently had the opportunity to attend the South Carolina Federation of Museums (SCFM) annual conference in Camden, SC, both as a participant and a presenter. Zinnia Willits, Director of…

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Pastel – Expressive and Brilliant

“What is Pastel?” I am asked this question a lot. People think of soft, light colors when they hear the word pastel. I like to explain that the origin of…

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A Romance with Cuba, by Dr. Jeb Hallett

  I have had a romance with Cuba all my life. At the age of ten, I listened to the Revolution on Radio Havana via my small short-wave radio in…

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Changing of the Art: The Charleston Story

Every six months, the curatorial and collections staff at the Gibbes rotates artwork on view in our permanent exhibition—The Charleston Story. Arranged chronologically, this exhibition features the museum’s core collection…

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Collage, Cut, and Paste Curation by Charlotte Moss

  “Found objects, chance creations. . . abolish the separation between art and life. The commonplace is miraculous if rightly seen, if recognized,” wrote poet Charles Simic. How true. Collage…

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Embracing the Disco Era

As the co-chair of this week’s long awaited Society 1858 winter party—taking place Friday, February 7th, at the museum—I could not be more excited to see months of planning, ideas,…

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My Charleston Story, as told by the In-House Graphic Designer

Few designers have the privilege of working alongside masterpieces of art, and I count myself among those lucky few! Six months ago, I joined the Gibbes Museum of Art as the…

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Make Your Own Wave: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Kate MacNeil

  Woodblock printmaking is an ancient art that was used as early as the eighth century in Japan to reproduce written texts. As technology evolved, printmakers were able to work with a range…

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