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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

EventsExhibitionsPrograms

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

ClassesEducation

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

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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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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Gibbes Museum of Art, copyright MCG Photography

ExhibitionsRenovation Plans

Gibbes Museum in the News: June 15 – June 21

The grand reopening of the Gibbes generated a lot of exciting media attention: Architectural Digest featured an incredible piece on the Gibbes with stunning photos. We’re delighted to be highlighted…

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The Things We Carry Exhibition

Exhibitions

One Year Later

On June 18, 2015, I woke up to the horrible news of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. I thought there must be some mistake. Not here. Not…

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Summer art camp at the Gibbes

EducationKids at the Gibbes

Our Classrooms are Officially Open for Business

The summer of 2009, I began directing our summer camp program. The Gibbes school building, which is now Husk Restaurant, was for sale. However, that did not mean we shouldn’t…

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