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The Gibbes Museum of Art to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Gibbes is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for…

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Artist SpotlightEducationPrograms

An Interview with Visiting Artist Crowell A. Pate IV

Our Visiting Artist Crowell Alex Pate IV wraps up his year-long residency at the Gibbes this week. We chatted with him to look back at some of his favorite experiences…

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Zinnia Willits with cadets in Art Storage at the Gibbes

EducationPermanent CollectionPrograms

Access to Creativity at The Citadel

When I talk about the Fine Arts program at The Citadel, the response is often one of surprise, then delight. For generations, Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation were the standard…

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The Summer Duck, ca. 1722–1726, by Mark Catesby

Artist SpotlightExhibitions

Welcoming the Royal Collection

Near the end of last year, a letter landed on my desk from Windsor Castle. I must say, it was quite a thrill. It is not often that one receives…

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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

EventsPermanent Collection

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.

Artist SpotlightBehind the ScenesExhibitions

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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