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The Gibbes Museum of Art Launches Women in Art Lecture Series

The First Three Wednesday Evenings in November

(October 15, 2009 - 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. The Women in Art lecture series will explore women in a variety of roles including artist, model, collector, and philanthropist. A wine and cheese reception will follow each lecture and a book signing will occur on two of the three evenings at the museum. Women in Art is being offered in partnership with the Center for Women.

November 4, 2009 at 6pm
Sargentís Women
Lecture by Warren Adelson, President of Adelson Galleries, and Deborah Davis, author of Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X

The evening is presented in association with CFADA and the Charleston Fine Art Annual
As recognized authorities on the artist John Singer Sargent, Warren Adelson and Deborah Davis will explore the artistís relationships with women, including family members, friends, models, and the infamous Madame X. Following the lecture, Davis will be available to sign copies of her book Strapless.

November 11, 2009 at 6pm
Women of the Gibbes
Lecture by Angela Mack, Executive Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art

This lecture will offer an insiderís look at the female artists, collectors, and philanthropists who have shaped the Gibbes Museum of Art, including an opportunity to view rarely exhibited works of art from the museumís collection.

November 18, 2009 at 6pm
Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Lecture by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Artist

Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe will share stories about her career and her compelling group of photographs that document life on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. Following the lecture, Moutoussamy-Ashe will be available to sign copies of her book Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

Individual Lectures: $10 for Gibbes and/or Center for Women members, $20 for non-members
Series of 3 Lectures: $25 for Gibbes and/or Center for Women members, $55 for non-members
Tickets can be purchased online at , by calling 843-722-2706 x18 or at the Gibbes Museum Store at 135 Meeting Street.

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