For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Mercer
Marketing and Communications Manager
843-722-2706 ext. 38


The Gibbes Museum of Art Hosts 3rd Annual Women in Art Lecture Series

First Three Wednesday Evenings in November

(September 12, 2011 - Charleston, South Carolina) - The Gibbes Museum of Art will celebrate the many contributions of women in art with a three-part lecture series slated for Wednesday evenings in November at the museum. Presented in partnership with the Center for Women, the Women in Art Lecture Series offers the opportunity for guests to hear from nationally renowned artists, scholars, and designers. Following each lecture, guests will enjoy a wine and cheese reception provided by Duvall Catering & Event Design, a chance to mingle with the speakers, and book signings on November 2 and 9. The November 2 lecture also kicks off the CFADA Charleston Fine Art Annual Weekend.

Wednesday, November 2, 6pm
Renowned Charleston watercolorist Mary Whyte will share her insights on her upcoming Main Gallery exhibition Mary Whyte: Working South.

Wednesday, November 9, 6pm
Erica Hirshler, Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will discuss John Singer Sargent’s compelling masterpiece The Daughters of Edward D. Boit.

Wednesday, November 16, 6pm
New York-based interior designer to the stars, Mario Buatta will share his thoughts on home décor and style.

“The mission of the Gibbes is to introduce Charleston to art experts from across the country. I hope that everyone will take advantage of this year’s great roster of speakers,” said Angela D. Mack, Executive Director.

Individual lectures: $20 for Gibbes and Center for Women members, $30 for non-members
Series of 3 lectures: $50 for Gibbes and Center for Women members, $80 for non-members
Advance ticket purchase is recommended online at, or by calling
843-722-2706 ext 22.

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