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Face Lift: Caption This!Week Four: There was a Little Girl…

There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was…

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Behind the ScenesExhibitions

New Exhibitions, New Experiences

Hello everyone! My name is Andrew Ochsner and I’m the fall intern in the Gibbes Collections department. I thought I’d take advantage of the blog to share a little bit…

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Face Lift: Caption This!Week Three: Charles and Louis Manigault—Father and Son

This week’s portraits depict a nineteenth-century father and son duo. Charles Izard Manigault and his son Louis Manigault shared an appreciation for art, but chose to explore their interests along different…

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Artist Spotlight: William Halsey (American, 1915–1999)

When the first-ever public exhibition of Solomon Guggenheim’s collection of non-objective art debuted at the Gibbes in 1936, it brought shock and dismay to some in Charleston’s art circle. The…

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Face Lift: Caption This!Week Two: Jimmie Daniels—Double Vision

These two portraits of performer Jimmie Daniels are the second set in our Face Lift: Caption This! contest. How do these two portraits—the photograph by George Platt Lynes and the…

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EventsPrograms

Museum Mile Weekend: September 25 and 26

On September 25 and 26, 2010, the Gibbes will be partnering with other cultural institutions along and around Meeting Street to offer locals and tourists a single entry pass during…

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Face Lift: Caption This!Week One: Ms. Johnson and Colonel Elliott

In conjunction with our Face Lift exhibition, we are launching a caption writing contest and we need your participation! Each week of the exhibition, curator Sara Arnold will present a set of…

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Exhibitions

Revealing the Power of Portraits: Curators Select Works for Face Lift

Since late spring, the curatorial staff has been working diligently on plans for the upcoming exhibition Face Lift: The Power of Portraits. Portraiture is one of the oldest and most…

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Back to School Tools at the Gibbes

School Year 2010–2011 is here! Most teachers and students return to their classrooms the week of August 16th for another year of enlightenment. The Gibbes Museum is excited, as always,…

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Revisiting The Charleston Story: New Works on View

Untitled, ca. 1940s-50s, by Nell Choate Shute (American, 1898–1966), 2010.005.0002B Have you visited the Gibbes lately? If so, you may notice new faces in the building. Yes, we do have…

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