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Gibbes Museum of Art Showcases Musicians and Music Historians In Art and Fame Lecture Series

Musician Donovan Joins Sound and Vision Curator at First Lecture

(August 29, 2012 - Charleston, South Carolina) – As a complement to the fall exhibition Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography, the Gibbes Museum of Art is hosting a three-part lecture series titled Art and Fame. Beginning September 21, music lovers will have the opportunity to hear from a pop culture curator, popular musicians, and music historians every other Friday night. 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 September 21 and October 12. Tickets for individual lectures are $20 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Tickets for the three-part lecture series are $50 for museum members and $80 for non-members. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended and tickets may not be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 843-722-2706 ext 22.

September 21 – Christopher Murray with Donovan

Guest curator of the Sound and Vision exhibition and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C., Christopher Murray will be joined by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Donovan, whose portrait is featured in the exhibition. Donovan, the legendary folk-rock and pop troubadour will share highlights from his multi-decade career while Murray will discuss the intersection between popular music and great photography.

October 12 – Warren Perry

Editor of Echoes of Elvis: The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley and co-author of Elvis 1956: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer, Warren Perry will discuss how Elvis\'s life, widespread fame, and legend fit into the greater framework of American culture and beyond.

October 26 – Musicians Panel Discussion

Stanfield Gray, Music Editor of Charleston Magazine will moderate this discussion about art and fame with a panel of South Carolina-based musicians.

Ticket Giveaway by Art and Fame Lecture Series Sponsor Music with Friends

Lecture attendees will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for the intimate Glenn Frey concert produced by Music with Friends at the Dock Street Theatre on November 13. The name of the winner will be drawn at the final lecture and the winner need not be present to win.
Music with Friends is a membership organization that brings legendary recording artists to Charleston’s Dock Street Theatre three times a year. Club members enjoy intimate concerts and private gatherings. Past performers include Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bonnie Raitt, and Smokey Robinson. Visit for more details.

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