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Contact: Amy Mercer
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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. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401