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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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Charleston Creative Mornings

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A Stellar Line Up this Fall

The lazy summer days are done and kids are back in school. Charlestonians are looking forward to cooler weather, which coincides with our new programs and event offerings for the…

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Alicia Henry, 1858 Prize Winner

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Gibbes Museum’s Society 1858 Announces $10,000 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Media Alert: Each year, the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Society 1858 is pleased…

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The story of the hunt glorifies no one (homage to Chinua Achebe), 2013, by Toyin Ojih Odutola

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1858 Prize Finalist: Toyin Ojih Odutola

“Identity is often varying, suspect, and ever-changing,” shares Toyin Ojih Odutola, a visual artist and 1858 Prize finalist. Odutola’s body of work depicts black portraiture with a variety of media—ballpoint…

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