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Unknown (two young girls), by unknown artist; daguerreotype; 3 ½ s 2 ½ inches; 1980.006.0004

Kids at the GibbesPermanent Collection

Spooky Portraits of Children—Boo!

I love Halloween and always have. When I volunteered to tackle a Halloween-themed blog post I originally wanted to explore death photography in the collection. While this cringe-worthy tradition has…

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The curatorial dream team, Tracey Bashkoff, Lauren Hinkson, and Sara Arnold.

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Uncovering the Shared History of the Guggenheim and the Gibbes Museums

After nearly three years of planning, this Saturday Realm of the Spirit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection and the Gibbes Museum of Art opens to the public. This long awaited exhibition…

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection at the Gibbes Museum in 1936

Exhibitions

Guggenheim comes to Charleston, Again

It’s easy to understand why my great grandfather, Solomon R. Guggenheim and his wife Irene, were so committed to Charleston and the Lowcountry. Here, Solomon, was able to hunt, fish,…

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Gazing Ball (Rubens, Tiger Hunt), 2015, by Jeff Koons

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The Gibbes Museum of Art’s Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Jeff Koons

Artist to speak about his life and work CHARLESTON, S.C., October 3, 2016 – Recognized throughout the world for pioneering new approaches to the readymade and elevating everyday objects to…

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Manifest, 2010, by Stacy Lynn Waddell

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Up Next: Visiting Artist Stacy Lynn Waddell

Next week the Gibbes welcomes Stacy Lynn Waddell to Charleston as part of our Visiting Artist Program. Stacy is a fascinating artist who employs a wide range of innovative materials…

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Society 1858 Members Janneke Vreede-Schaay, Emily Broome, Amy Coy, and Jamieson Clair with artist John Westmark

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1858 Prize event honors dedicated leader of Museum’s young patrons group

On Wednesday, September 28, Society 1858 will host the Amy P. Coy Forum and Prize Party to present the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art to this year’s winner, Alicia…

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Peggy Guggenheim as a young woman. Photography by Berenice Abbot, courtesy of Getty Images.

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

The life and legacy of Peggy Guggenheim is not easily condensed into a 500 word blog post or even into the hour and a half documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,…

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Turquoise Crater Bowl, 2016, by Liv Antonecchia

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Clay makes a come-back at the Gibbes

It’s been a while since we’ve offered a clay class at the Gibbes, and we’re excited to have Liv Antonecchia from Surface Craft Gallery teaching a clay hand-building series this…

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Little Helper (detail), by Alana Knuff

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Capturing the Spirit through Portraiture

This fall we are delighted to present a full roster of art classes for adults and students in our new classrooms and studios on the first floor. We’re bringing back…

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Visitors in The Things We Carry exhibition

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Gibbes Museum in the News: July 15 – August 19

The Gibbes was featured in a blog post by Gal Meets Glam (UMV: 408,728), a prominent lifestyle and fashion blogger who featured her recent trip to the Charleston on her…

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