A message to our members and visitors about COVID-19 (PDF).


As Charleston’s only visual arts museum, we welcome all audiences – from frequent visitors to first-time guests.

We welcome visitors with an activity-filled first floor that’s free and open to the public. Purchase tickets to view the galleries on the second and third floors.


We encourage visitors to purchase tickets online for admission to the galleries on the second and third floors. Tickets may also be purchased at the Visitor Services desk on the first floor. Tickets include the Museum’s collection of artworks from the eighteenth century to present day, as well as entrance to special exhibitions currently on view.


The Museum Store

The Museum Store showcases the creativity of regional artists, and collaborates with artists on exclusive products only available at the Gibbes. Featured products include jewelry, gifts, art supplies, books, and specialty items - introducing art into everyday life. Every tax-free purchase directly supports the Gibbes Museum's mission to enhance lives through art by helping to fund our exhibition and educational programming. In-store shopping is currently limited due to social-distancing requirements. Shop now at store.gibbesmuseum.org.

To introduce your products and be considered as a vendor, or to make an appointment to shop in-person, email [email protected]

Reception & Lecture Halls

The Fellows Member Reception area and Almeida Lecture Hall host public lectures and programs and can be booked for private events.


Lenhardt Garden

At the end of the hallway, walk into our classically landscaped Lenhardt Garden, the perfect place to reflect upon the art and relax. It’s also available for private events.


Studios & Classrooms

Along the Angela D. Mack Promenade, visitors will see artists at work in our resident studio spaces and classes for all ages taking place in our hands-on classrooms.