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Behind the ScenesPermanent Collection

Collection Storage: From the Gallery Walls to the Back Room

As an intern at the Gibbes, one of the best parts of my job is getting an up-close view of what goes on behind the scenes at the museum. While…

Hooper at work

Artist SpotlightInterns

Visiting Artist Jill Hooper Invites You into Her Studio

I crouch over a manekin, holding a tin cup to the painted lips. “Twist your torso a little to the right… perfect,” Jill Hooper, Gibbes visiting artist, instructs. Studio light…

Gibbes Museum of Art, copyright MCG Photography

ExhibitionsRenovation Plans

Gibbes Museum in the News: June 15 – June 21

The grand reopening of the Gibbes generated a lot of exciting media attention: Architectural Digest featured an incredible piece on the Gibbes with stunning photos. We’re delighted to be highlighted…

The Things We Carry Exhibition


One Year Later

On June 18, 2015, I woke up to the horrible news of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. I thought there must be some mistake. Not here. Not…

Summer art camp at the Gibbes

EducationKids at the Gibbes

Our Classrooms are Officially Open for Business

The summer of 2009, I began directing our summer camp program. The Gibbes school building, which is now Husk Restaurant, was for sale. However, that did not mean we shouldn’t…

Gibbes Museum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Renovation Plans

Gibbes Museum in the News: Week of May 29

The grand reopening of the Gibbes and the new Lenhardt Garden continued to generate exciting media attention this week: The Associated Press highlighted the reopening exhibits and renovation and syndicated…

Sonya Clark Pluck and Grow

Artist SpotlightEducationInterns

Pluck and Grow—Sonya Clark’s interactive hair installation

This past Wednesday afternoon, the Gibbes Museum of Art celebrated its first opening of evening hours with the lecture and workshop of visiting artist, Sonya Clark. Now open until 8…

Gibbes Museum of Art Charleston Renaissance

ExhibitionsPress ReleasesPrograms

The Gibbes Museum of Art Reopens after Two-Year, $13.5 Million Renovation

The Gibbes Museum of Art Reopens after Two-Year, $13.5 Million Renovation Charleston’s premier art museum connects the South’s artistic past to a vibrant art scene CHARLESTON, S.C., May 28, 2016…

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…