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Black Skimmer, 1983 By Grainger McKoy

Artist SpotlightExhibitions

Birds of Many Different Feathers in Out of the Wild

Wild hogs, Walker hounds, and birds of many different feathers will inhabit our upcoming exhibition Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art. Inspired by objects in the Gibbes permanent…

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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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Forward Together, 1997, by Jacob Lawrence;

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The Visual Blues

I had not had the privilege of seeing a curated exhibition of Jacob Lawrence’s work in person before History, Labor, Life at the Gibbes Museum. I knew of his well-documented…

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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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Patrick Dougherty installs sticks in the Gibbes Museum atrium.

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The Magic of Patrick Dougherty

This evening the Gibbes unveils a whimsical wonder by artist Patrick Dougherty. Entitled Betwixt and Between, Patrick’s site-specific installation fills the museum’s second-floor glass atrium with soaring spires inspired by…

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Hobcaw House, built by Bernard Baruch

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Between The Waters

The Gibbes Museum recently traveled to Georgetown, SC to visit Hobcaw Barony—a 16,000 acre preserve owned and operated by the Belle Baruch Foundation. The property encompasses a rich diversity of…

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The Parrot of Carolina and the Cypress of America, ca. 1722–1726, by Mark Catesby (British, 1682–1749); watercolor, bodycolor, and pen and ink; Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

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From Windsor Castle to Charleston, the Gibbes Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition with Works from The Royal Collection

“Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas” returns to birthplace of inspiration with watercolors depicting natural habitats of Lowcountry and beyond CHARLESTON, S.C. March 9, 2017 – Today the…

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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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