We welcome the public to engage with artists through various programs including open studios, community initiatives, workshops, art classes, and more.
Complementing our exhibition program, the Visiting Artist series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience.
The program features 6 – 8 contemporary artists annually, whose work contribute to a new understanding of art in the South. Invitations are extended to emerging and nationally recognized artists whose work align with the Museum’s Collection Profile; whose work is in the Collection; or who have been identified as a finalist or winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A partnership with the College of Charleston School of the Arts also establishes a long-term residency for one teaching artist employed by the College during the school year.
Becca Barnet's work is driven by a fascination with natural history and preservation.READ MORE
Informed by social consciousness, Charles Williams paints landscapes & figurative works based on his own experience, an interest in human emotion & the natural worldREAD MORE
Environmental artist Patrick Dougherty has created over 200 majestic, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than locally gathered saplings.READ MORE
Amy Jones Abbe will be working onsite at the Gibbes on several marble sculptures in the Museum's permanent collection.READ MORE
One of Schomberg's most iconic works is the famed statue of "Rocky" that stands on the grounds of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.READ MORE
Stacy Lynn Waddell's mixed-media work mines the complicated and ambiguous terrains of American history and culture.READ MORE
Crowell A Pate IV is an Alabama-born multi-disciplinary artist, with a primary focus in sculptural work.READ MORE
Jill Hooper is a classically-trained, realist painter whose beautiful portraits have earned international recognition.READ MORE
Sonya Clark's work not only addresses issues such as race, culture, class, and history but also aims to make a personal connection to viewers.READ MORE
We offer a wide range of studio art classes for all ages. Most classes run over the course of multiple weeks and require registration before the first session starts.READ MORE
Explore the permanent collection of the Gibbes with a Docent-led tour. This tour is free for members and included with Museum admission for non-members.READ MORE