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Spring Into Art and Enjoy the Gibbes for Free Saturday, April 30 from 10am – 1pm at Community Day

Sponsored by the Junior League of Charleston

(April 20, 2011 - Charleston, SC) – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that a spring- inspired Community Day will be held on Saturday, April 30 with complimentary admission and art-making activities from 10:00am – 1:00pm plus special performances by The Three Dudes and Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Children’s Choir. Junior League of Charleston Community Days are held quarterly to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Gibbes’ dynamic programming free of charge.

Along with the scheduled activities, visitors can enjoy The Charleston Story permanent exhibition as well as the two special exhibitions currently on view to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial. In the Main Gallery is Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad, featuring photographs and digital montages that explore the history of freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad. In the Rotunda Galleries, visitors will find A Soldier’s View of Civil War Charleston, featuring paintings of Charleston during the Civil War by Confederate soldier Conrad Wise Chapman.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

135 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC | 29401