Sculptor Patrick Dougherty was awarded the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art in 2011. He works with twigs and branches to create site-specific installations. Woven together and held in place by tension, Dougherty's sculptures have a whimsical quality, inspired by his childhood adventures exploring the woods of North Carolina. At the Gibbes, Dougherty will create a site-specific sculpture in the Museum's glass atrium, creating a visual connection between the interior gallery space and the lush outdoor garden.
The documentary Bending Sticks, will be screened at the Gibbes on Wednesday, March 1 at 6pm. The film is free with Museum admission. Learn more.
Watch a documentary of the making of Betwixt and Between at the Gibbes:
About five years ago I put the date August 21, 2017, down in my calendar. I have always been interested and excited to learn about celestial events. When hearing about…READ MORE
The artworks featured in Perspectives on Place (on view in Gallery 3 until September 10th) illuminate the history and some of the changes that have taken place in the neighborhoods…READ MORE
This morning, artist Becca Barnet took up residence in Studio 2 at the Gibbes. She will be here through Saturday, and trust me, she is an artist you don’t want…READ MORE
This summer, I have been interning with the Curatorial and Collections departments as part of a long-standing partnership between the University of Virginia’s Institute for Public History and the Gibbes…READ MORE