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a performance of The Declaration Project

Artist SpotlightAwards

1858 Prize Finalist: Stacey Kirby

Stacey Kirby uses art to start conversations. Raised in the South and currently living in Durham, NC, she is constantly observing and responding to the issues around her. For Kirby,…

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Brown, Red, White, and Blue, by Alicia Henry

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1858 Prize Finalist: Alicia Henry

Alicia Henry was drawn to art as means of better understanding the world around her. As a child, she learned to paint, draw, and even garden to express her creativity…

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Republican Potty, by Michelle Erickson

Artist SpotlightAwards

1858 Prize Finalist: Michelle Erickson

A resident of Virginia, ceramic artist Michelle Erickson has over twenty years of experience crafting 17th- and 18th-century reproduction pottery as well as creating contemporary ceramics that foster discussion on…

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Vinculo en Azul, by José Bedia

Artist SpotlightAwards

1858 Prize Finalist: José Bedia

Extensive travel, appreciation for tradition, and a unique approach to translating history have all shaped the career of José Bedia. Born in 1959 in Havana, Cuba, Bedia grew up surrounded…

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Unraveled by Sonya Clark

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Gibbes Museum in the News: July 5 – 15

“One South Contemporary” included The Things We Carry exhibition at the Gibbes in a recent piece in which the author reflects on her personal experience at the Museum. She praises…

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Summer Art *Camp* for Adults

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Summer Art *Camp* for Adults

“I can’t draw a straight line!” or “I can’t draw a stick figure!” These are two comments I hear often. I usually respond with “That’s great! …because you don’t need…

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Museum Signage samples

Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Zen and the Art of Museum Signage

The funny thing about beautiful signs is that you don’t notice them. From the beginning, that was our goal for museum signage at the newly renovated Gibbes. To create an…

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Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Gibbes Museum in the News: June 22 – July 4

Charleston Business Magazine’s June/July issue featured an in-depth piece with stunning photos of the renovated museum and first-floor programming. Tidelines, Seabrook Island’s community blog, included a post on the Art…

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Collection Storage: From the Gallery Walls to the Back Room

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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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Hooper at work

Artist SpotlightInterns

Visiting Artist Jill Hooper Invites You into Her Studio

I crouch over a manekin, holding a tin cup to the painted lips. “Twist your torso a little to the right… perfect,” Jill Hooper, Gibbes visiting artist, instructs. Studio light…

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