Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack

EventsRenovation Plans

A Dream Becomes Reality

With just hours to go before the Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Grand Reopening of the Gibbes Museum, I want to take a moment to thank so many people who have made…

Conservator and curator examine miniature portraits

Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Even though they are the smallest pieces in the collection, designing a new gallery for the miniature collection has been a lot of work. Thanks to a generous grant from…

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Behind the ScenesRenovation Plans

Our New Website is Live!

This week, the Gibbes launched a brand new website. Our previous site debuted in 2007 and was built using technology that is hardly supported by today’s browsers. It definitely did…

Gibbes on the Street 2016

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Gibbes Museum Hosts Charleston’s Top Chefs at Annual Street Party

For Immediate Release CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2, 2016 – In a city recognized for its exceptional cuisine and charming architecture, only one event combines both: the Gibbes Museum of Art’s…

Gibbes on the Street transforms Meeting Street into a delight for the senses.

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Gibbes Street Party has great Panache

As I eagerly count down the days until the seventh-annual Street Party, it’s hard not to be in awe of the team of individuals who volunteer their time and resources…

Sculpture under the Dome

Behind the ScenesPermanent CollectionRenovation Plans

Sculpture under the Dome

When the Gibbes reopens on May 28, visitors will be welcomed to freshly renovated gallery spaces throughout the Museum. One of the most spectacular transformations is the newly named Campbell…

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Behind the ScenesPermanent CollectionRenovation Plans

Curatorial Perspective: Preparing for the Reopening

While the Gibbes has been under renovation, I am often asked, “What does the staff do while the museum is closed?” Behind the scenes, we are working harder than ever…



Society 1858 Impacts Careers of Contemporary Southern Artists

Applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art are streaming in and we are excited to see what the 2016 group of submissions will look like! This will be…

Gibbes Museum Members


We <3 our Members

As the Gibbes Museum prepared to close in August of 2014 for renovations, staff had planned for years to make the transition flow as seamlessly as possible. Artwork was packed…

Gibbes Weddings

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Reimagined Gibbes Museum Features Premier Wedding, Meeting Facilities

For Immediate Release: 111-year-old art museum caters to private, corporate events and more starting in June. CHARLESTON, S.C., March 30, 2016 – Located along Museum Mile in the heart of…