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The Gibbes offers membership at various levels -- each designed to strengthen your involvement in Charleston's vibrant culture of creativity. For more information regarding membership categories and benefits, read below for information on General Membership or the Museum Fellows Program.

Membership

 

The Gibbes Museum of Art collects, preserves and interprets the art of Charleston, the Lowcountry and the American South from the colonial era through today. The museum plays a vital role in the advancement of the arts and art education in the region. Joining the Gibbes ensures your involvement and support of Charleston's dynamic visual arts community.

Member Benefits

  • Unlimited admission for a year
  • Official Gibbes membership card(s)
  • A subscription to our bi-annual magazine, Signature
  • Free or reduced educational programs and special events
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Special Member Shopping Days in the Museum Store
  • Tax deduction
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Student - $30 (available with valid student ID)
  • 1 listed adult
Individual - $45
  • 1 listed adult
Dual - $75
  • 2 listed adults
Family - $100
  • 2 listed adults
  • All listed children or grandchildren under the age of 18
  • Reciprocal admission to museums across North America
Contributing - $250
  • 2 listed adults
  • All listed children or grandchildren under the age of 18
  • Admission for 2 guests at each visit (member must accompany guests)
  • Reciprocal admission to museums across North America
Sustaining - $500
  • 2 listed adults
  • All listed children or grandchildren under the age of 18
  • Admission for 3 guests at each visit (member must accompany guests)
  • Reciprocal admission to museums across North America

Fellows


Museum Fellows bring together individuals who share an appreciation for the arts and a personal commitment to enhancing Charleston's signature art museum. Fellows level memberships provide art enthusiasts with the opportunity for museum patronage, special events and exclusive looks at art. Fellows membership provides critical support for museum programs, operations and exhibitions.

In appreciation, the Gibbes offers its Fellows members special recognition and invitations to unique artistic and educational events, including a special annual luncheon held in their honor.

Play an integral role in furthering the mission of the Gibbes Museum and in sustaining Charleston's cultural life by becoming a museum Fellow.

Fellows Benefits

  • Benefits of annual membership
  • Listing for 2 individuals on the Donor Wall inside the museum
  • Acknowledgment in Signature, our bi-annual magazine
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour opportunities
  • Invitations to exclusive Fellows events
  • Spoleto Opening Day Luncheon
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Alfred Hutty Fellow - $1000

Come quickly. Have found heaven.. were the words that Alfred Hutty (1877-1954) wired his wife in 1919 upon arrival in Charleston. Part of the Woodstock, New York, artist colony, Hutty ventured South to find a pleasant place to spend winters. He became the first director of the Gibbes School of Art and a founding member of the Charleston Etchers. Club. Noted for his skill as a draftsman, today Hutty is considered a principal artist of the Charleston Renaissance. The Gibbes houses the largest publicly owned collection of Hutty's work, including oils, watercolors, drawings and prints.

  • 2 listed adults
  • Admission for 4 guests at each visit (member must accompany guests)
Edwin Harleston Fellow - $2500

Edwin Harleston (1876-1931), Charleston native and graduate of the prestigious Avery Normal Institute and Atlanta University, studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago before returning to Charleston in 1913. Despite his strong foundation, Harleston's career as a Charleston Renaissance artist was one of frustration and financial struggle. Instead, he became a prominent businessman and civil rights leader and achieved artistic recognition only after his death. Harleston's most notable portraits are of philanthropist Pierre S. Dupont and Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas. The Gibbes houses the largest public collection of Harleston's work.

  • 2 listed adults
  • Admission for 6 guests at each visit (member must accompany guests)
  • Invitation to one Smith Fellow event
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith Fellow - $5000

A native Charlestonian, Alice Smith (1876-1958) spent her entire life painting and writing about the South Carolina Lowcountry. She received early training at the School of the Carolina Art Association. Smith considered Motte Alston Read's collection of Japanese wood-block prints, a part of the Museum's permanent collection, and such visiting artists as Birge Harrison, Bertha Jacques and Helen Hyde among the greatest influences on her work as a painter and printmaker. Drawing upon these and other resources, Smith developed a unique ethereal style that conveys a passion for nature and the Lowcountry region. The Gibbes holds the most extensive public collection of Smith's works.

  • 2 listed adults
  • Admission for 8 guests at each visit (member must accompany guests)
  • Invitations to all exclusive Smith Fellow events showcasing private collections