For Immediate Release

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


Two Special Events Complement Gibbes Current Exhibition

Gone with the Wind on the Big Screen June 13 and Free Community Day June 14

(June 4, 2008 - Charleston, SC) The Gibbes Museum of Art invites the public to two upcoming events programmed in conjunction with the special exhibition Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art. The exhibition, on view at the Gibbes through August 3, examines plantation-related works of art from the eighteenth century to the present.

Gone with the Wind on the Big Screen – A Benefit for the Gibbes Museum of Art
Friday, June 13 at 6pm
Terrace Theater – 1956 Maybank Hwy
Live music from the Mark Sterbank Jazz Trio begins at 6:00pm
Movie begins at 6:30pm
$25 Gibbes members, $35 non-members
All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes
Tickets are available online at or call 843-722-2706 x18

The image of the plantation was forever altered by the phenomenon that was Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. Objects from the movie including publicity stills, sketches and personal correspondence are part of the Landscape of Slavery exhibition.

Community Day: Exploring Plantations
Saturday, June 14 activities 10am - 1pm
FREE admission 10am - 5pm

Community Days are held quarterly to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Gibbes’ dynamic programming free of charge. Inspired by the Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art exhibition, this Community Day will include storytelling, hands-on workshops, performances and special activities led by educators from Drayton Hall and Middleton Place. Complimentary coffee is provided by Starbucks.

Ongoing Activities from 10:00am to 1:00pm:

Pop-up Books
Kids can create their own pop up book inspired by Landscape of Slavery artist Kara Walker.

Family Guide Fun
Families can explore the exhibition at their own pace through games and activities with the Landscape of Slavery family guide.

Discovering Rice with Middleton Place
Learn more about Carolina Gold and the tools used for rice cultivation with educators from this local landmark plantation.

Scheduled Activities:

10:00 Opening Ceremony with the Gullah-Geechee Nation
Share in this special libation ceremony, an African-derived tradition that honors the lives and history of the people represented in the exhibition.

11:00 The Plantation Kitchen with Drayton Hall
Educators from Drayton Hall will share items from a plantation kitchen. Children can grind peppercorn and herbs and touch all artifacts that made the kitchen run.

12:00 Plantation Games with Drayton Hall
Educators from Drayton Hall will lead children in fun, hands-on games from the Colonial Era.

12:30 Walking Tour of Landscape of Slavery exhibition with Queen Quet
Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation for a walkthrough of the special exhibition.

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