What's Happening
at the Gibbes


ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS

TOURS AND PACKAGES

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS



ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Tokens of Affection: Miniature Portraits from the Gibbes Collection
Saturday, September 27, 10am-12pm
$35 Gibbes Museum and Charleston Museum Members, $40 Non-Members

  • Gibbes Museum Curator of Collections Sara Arnold will lead a tour of the miniature portrait collection on display at the Charleston Museum. Afterwards, artists David and Renee Gillespie will lead a demonstration on miniature painting. Participants will enjoy this “large” part of our history in South Carolina, even though in miniature!

  • Location: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

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On The Move With the Museum: Renovation Celebration
September 27, 9am-9pm
9am-4pm Free to the Public
6pm-9pm $25 Members, $35 Non-Members

  • Join us for a kick-off celebration of our upcoming renovation! The community is invited to engage with the museum from dawn to dusk beginning with yoga led by Lululemon King Street. Throughout the day, participants will engage in art making and interactive technology demonstrations while enjoying live music, food trucks, movies, and more. The event is free and open to the public from 9am until 4pm, and guests will be able to enjoy hands-on activities inside the empty museum.

  • Return to the museum that evening from 5pm until 9pm to celebrate under the stars with Holy City Brewing in the courtyard, music from Coffee, and shag dancing in the Main Gallery. Tickets must be purchased for this portion of the celebration.

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Art of Healing: Dancing Through Life as Art
Tuesday, October 7, 5:30-7:30pm
$35 Museum Members, $45 Non-Members

  • Participants will learn to take everyday movements and turn them into a dance while simultaneously perceiving your body and your life as art. Learn to move in ways that allow you to feel alive in your body. This will open the way to perceiving life around you as art, viewing everything as wonder and admiration!

  • Taught by Stephaney Robinson-Abilon, Faculty Member of Nia Training and Faculty Member of the Sophia Institute

  • Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 E. Bay St.

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Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6pm
$50 Members, $60 Non-Members

  • Founded with the generous support of Gibbes Board member and philanthropist Esther Ferguson, The Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding, world-renowned artists, architects, art collectors, museum leaders, philanthropists, and art historians to Charleston to stimulate public discussion about the visual arts and creativity.

  • Tod Williams and Billie Tsien founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in 1986. Their studio, located in New York City, focuses on work for institutions - museums, schools and non-profits; organizations that value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty. Their buildings are carefully made and useful in ways that speak to both efficiency and the spirit. A sense of rootedness, light, texture, detail, and most of all experience are at the heart of what they build.

  • Tickets for this event will be mailed in October.

  • Location: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Still Life in Pastel
Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am-12:30pm
$320 Members, $400 Non-Members

  • Taught by local artist Tammy Papa, 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. This class is for beginners to intermediate, but all levels are welcome.

  • Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • 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)

Art History: Greek Art and Archeology from the Bronze Age until 100 B.C
Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21, 28, 12pm - 1:30pm
Library Society and Gibbes Museum Members: $200, Non-members: $250

  • Dr. Steve Gavel will offer an in-depth 8 week course that examines artifacts and techniques employed by craftsmen in ancient Greece. The traditional survey will cover the stylistic evolution of Greek art and Architecture, with a focus on key monuments and artistic movements.

  • Location: Library Society Research Center at 164 King Street

  • To register contact Meg Stokenberry at the Library Society at 843-723-9912 or mstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Drawing the Human Form (Ages 14 and up)
Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 5:30pm-7:30pm
$135 Members, $170 Non-Members

  • Gain confidence in your ability to depict people through this drawing class that teaches the basics and emphasizes rendering the face and head. The sessions are particularly useful as a beginning to portrait drawing and painting.

  • Supplies needed: bulk newsprint paper, 2-3 sheets drawing paper (16x24), art gum and kneaded eraser, 2-3 sticks compressed charcoal, portable easel (optional). Taught by artist Stephen Herchak.

  • Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay Street

  • 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)

Photography Sampler (Ages 14 and up)
Saturday, October 11, 10am-1pm
$55 Members, $65 Non-Members

  • If you are puzzled by your DSLR camera, learn the meaning behind the buttons. Take your photography to the next level while enjoying this historic city and all the glorious details that surround it. Participants will receive a matted photograph to take home. Taught by Joyce Weir, photographer and licensed tour guide.

  • Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting Street

  • Supplies: Your personal digital camera

  • 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)

Beginning Watercolor
November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 9am-11am
$130 Members, $160 Non-Members

  • With watercolors, brushes, and watercolor pencils, students will discover adding color to their everyday life. They will explore recording the essence of a subject with small watercolor impressions. Class size is small allowing for individual assistance. Taught by artist Mary Lou Bloise.

  • Location: Artist's downtown studio (address will be provided after registration)

  • Supplies: Prang oval 8 color semi moist watercolor set, Derwent 12 watercolor pencils, 9x12 watercolor pad, 6x9 or larger watercolor paper/journal, round #4, #6, #8 brushes (firm tip), Micron 05/black ink pen, F or 2B sketching pencil, pink eraser, 12” T Square, 2 small glass jars, clean rags

  • 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)

Drawing at Your Own Level and Beyond (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 6:30pm-8pm
$80 Members, $90 Non-Members

  • Students will learn to improve their drawing skills, whether they are undeveloped or advanced. Instruction will be adjusted for each individual student in this intimate class. Learn to see what is in front of you and translate that to line drawings. Taught by artist Lese Corrigan.

  • Location: Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen Street

  • Supplies: Medium size paper pad of medium quality paper (no smaller than 11x14), newsprint pad of the same size, 6b drawing pencil, and kneaded eraser.

  • 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)

Mixing Colors in Oil
Thursday, December 11, 8:30am-12pm
$70 Members, $85 Non-Members

  • Using a palette knife, learn how colors change when mixed with other colors. This intense one day workshop taught by artist Mary Lou Bloise, includes color theory and painting techniques.

  • Location: Artist's downtown studio (address will be provided after registration)

  • Supplies: Colors- titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red medium, terre vert, burnt umber, raw umber, viridian green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, raw sienna, cerulean blue, yellow ochre, 12” T square, 2 painting knives (one arched/round and one flat), odorless mineral spirits, refined linseed oil, 14” or larger wood palette, 3 canvases, 2 small glass jars, clean rags.

  • 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 9-12, June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, Aug 4-8
$175 Museum Members, $200 Non-Members
9am-12pm

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

  • Classes will be held across from the museum at the Circular Congregational Church. Campers will meet at the Gibbes each morning.

  • Download an application form (PDF).

  • Contact Rebecca Sailor at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or 843-722-2706 x41 for more information.

Children's Illustration, 2nd-5th Grade
Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 4pm-5:30pm
$80 Members, $100 Non-Members

  • Learn the history and explore the elements of illustration using drawing, painting, photography and mixed media to tell about a story, poem, or idea. Supplies included. Taught by artist Sally Collins.

  • Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 E. Bay St.

  • 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)

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


Annual Sponsors

TOURS AND PACKAGES


Docent Guided Tours
Every Friday at 2:30pm
Free with museum admission.

  • Museum docents lead 30 minute tours through the museum's collection and special exhibition galleries.

  • Tours begin in the Gibbes' Welcome Gallery promptly at 2:30pm.

  • Reservations are not required. Groups of 10 or more must schedule a tour in advance. Learn more about Group Tours.

Group Tours for K - 12 Grade Students
Ongoing

  • The Gibbes Museum of Art is committed to enhancing school curricula through the arts. In support of that mission, the Gibbes offers specialized tours and workshops for K - 12 grade students in the Charleston Tri-County area. Addressing key themes and ideas found in the Gibbes permanent collection and traveling exhibitions, these interactive programs are designed to encourage critical thinking and visual literacy skills while addressing South Carolina Learning Standards.

  • See a list of tour topics for K - 12 Grade Groups, as well as pricing information and registration details.

Charleston Renaissance (1915) to Today
Daily by appointment
The ticket price of $55 includes the Gibbes Renaissance tour with readmission to the museum, a visit to six galleries, champagne, chocolate and gift bag.

  • Charleston Art Tours offers this intimate tour that starts at the Gibbes with an overview of the Charleston Renaissance period, followed by a guided walking tour of galleries throughout the French Quarter.

  • For reservations call 843-860-3327 or visit www.charlestonarttours.com.

Art Lovers' Private Access Package (Accommodations and Private Tour)
By reservation at Charleston Place Hotel
Package Rates: from $320 per room, per night includes:
•Luxury accommodations
•Private access tour for two of the Gibbes Museum of Art
•$40 credit towards à la carte breakfast for two in the Palmetto Café daily
•Valet parking for one car
•High speed Internet access
•Daily newspaper

  • Spend a Sunday night in complete luxury at Charleston Place Hotel, followed by breakfast Monday morning at the Four Diamond Palmetto Café, and then take a one-block stroll down Meeting Street to the Beaux Arts splendor of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Closed to the public on Mondays, Charleston’s signature art museum will open its doors to you for a private Curator-led tour of Charleston’s treasures.

  • To book your special rates simply enter GIBBES into the field "Got a Promotion Code" as you search your dates and your rate will automatically return if it is available. www.charlestonplace.com/Gibbestour

  • Please Note: Rates do not include taxes or gratuities, package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.

  • The Gibbes Museum of Art tour is not available on Mondays that are federal holidays

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.