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ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS



ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Art on Paper Exhibition
February 6 - April 5
Opening Reception on Friday, February 6, 5-8pm

Free and Open to the Public
The Vendue, 26 Vendue Range

Kiawah Art and House Tour
April 10, 1-5pm

  • Tour five spectacular homes on beautiful Kiawah Island with refreshments served at one of the homes. Tickets are $55.00 each and must be exchanged for a tour brochure at the Square in Freshfields Village the day of the tour. Freshfields Village is at the corner of Betsy Kerrison and Kiawah Island Parkway. Come early and enjoy shopping and dining at the Village or at The Sanctuary on the island.

  • Proceeds from the Kiawah Island Art & House Tour benefit the Art to Go Program at the Gibbes Museum of Art and Engaging Creative Minds, a program designed to inspire students grades 3 to 8 through arts integration programs.

  • To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

Insider Art: Discover Contemporary Wildlife Artist Walton Ford
Thursday, April 23, 6pm
Free for Fellows, $15 Members, $25 Non Members
Location: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street. Reception to follow.

  • Explore Walton Ford’s satirical wildlife illustrations featuring six intaglio etchings from a New York collector. Join Judith Goldman, former curator of prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art and managing editor of ARTnews, for commentary on Walton Ford’s revolutionary approach to natural history painting.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

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  • Fellows: Please RSVP to Amanda Breen at 843-722-2706 ext. 21 or abreen@gibbesmuseum.org

Gibbes on the Street: La Belle Époque
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 - 10pm
$150 Members | $175 Non-Members
All guests must be 21 years of age. Event will be held rain or shine.

  • The Gibbes Museum may be closed for renovations, but that hasn't stopped us from planning one of Charleston's favorite parties once again! On May 7, the street in front of 135 Meeting Street will be transformed into a turn-of-the-century Parisian fête! The sixth-annual Street Party will look back to La Belle Époque, —a “golden age” characterized by optimism and prosperity, where the arts flourished and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition on a grand scale. The Gibbes Beaux-Arts building, completed during this period, will serve as the backdrop for this celebration under the stars.

  • Charleston’s top chefs will serve delicacies inspired by Escoffier and the French culinary tradition. Featured savories and sweets from Brasserie Gigi, Baguette Magic, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier, Circa 1886, Cypress, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, goat.sheep.cow, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, 167 Raw, Rue de Jean, Saveurs du Monde, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour Pastry, and Wild Olive.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

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  • Corporate support provided by Bank of America, US Trust, Carriage Properties, Production Design Associates, Croghan’s Jewel Box, Lynch Cracraft, Charleston Magazine, and Event Designs by Deniso Barto.

  • To learn more about this event, please visit The Street Party website

Art of Healing: The Roper Hospital Lending Collection
Tuesday, May 12, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, 316 Calhoun Street, Floor 8

  • Artists Rick Reinert and Scott Henderson will speak about their involvement in the Lending Collection program at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. This partnership between Roper and the Gibbes Museum is the first of it's kind in the Charleston area. Over 20 local artists have lent pieces for this collection. Patients in the rehabilitation unit are given the option to choose a piece from the collection to be displayed in their room while they are in the unit. Reinert and Henderson, along with moderator Dr. Jeb Hallett, will discuss the program and how art plays a role in healing.

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Still Life in Pastel
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
$320 Member, $400 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Participants will explore the brilliance and beauty of the pastel medium to create expressive and poetic still life paintings. Pastel techniques as well as value, composition, and color will be covered. The class is for beginners to intermediate, but all levels welcome. Taught by Artist Tammy Papa.

  • Supplies: Pastel 72-78 Stick Set, Sanded Paper, Canson Paper Pad - 8 x10 or 9 x12, Towels, Rags/ Wipes, Bristle brush, Small sketch book, Pencils 2B and 4B, Prismacolor ( or Pantone ) Markers – optional, Kneaded eraser, Landscape or still life photos, Rice Flour or Rice in tupperware - optional.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


Summer Art Camp for Children Ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12
June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29- July 3, July 13-17, July 20-24
$150 Museum Members, $175 Non-Members or $270 Museum Members, $295 Non-Members
9am-12pm or 9am-4pm

  • Campers will work with practicing artists and museum teachers, explore nearby galleries for inspiration, and create their own fantastic artwork!

  • Classes will be held across from the museum at the Circular Congregational Church.

  • Please note Ages 4-7 sessions are wait list only.

  • Camp Brochure Form PDF

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


Annual Sponsors

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS


Quarterly Lectures/Events
The Women's Council schedules special member events quarterly
For information and/or to reserve your place, contact Joanne Harth at (843) 696-7717.

  • The Women's Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art presents quarterly programs that are open to the public by reservation through a Women's Council member. These programs are free for prospective members of the Women's Council and the Gibbes Museum of Art.