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Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Schedule of Exhibitions for Fiscal Year 2011

Dynamic Array of Exhibitions Slated for September 2010 through June 2011

(June 9, 2010 - Charleston, South Carolina) -The Gibbes Museum of Art today announced the schedule of exhibitions that will be on view throughout the museum’s fiscal year which runs July 1 through June 30. The roster includes exhibitions created from the museum’s extensive collection as well as traveling exhibitions on loan. Highlights of the year include the first museum exhibition by contemporary artist Stacy Lynn Waddell, an exhibition of the beautiful yet unsettling environmental photographs of Charleston native J. Henry Fair, and two exhibitions offering different perspectives on the Civil War timed to coincide with the sesquicentennial commemoration.

“We are very excited about the upcoming year of exhibitions and the programs that we will present in conjunction with these vibrant exhibitions. The artists and themes we have chosen to showcase underscore our commitment to serve as a link to the art of our past and a bridge to the art of our future,” noted Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack.


NOTE: The museum’s current exhibitions Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection and JoAnn Verburg: Interruptions are both on view through August 22

The Charleston Story
(Ongoing Installation): Various 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor galleries
Drawn from the museum’s collection of American art, The Charleston Story highlights significant people, places, and periods from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony, through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and culminating today as a culturally diverse and dynamic community.

Face Lift
September 3 – December 5, 2010: Main Gallery
Offering a fresh look at trends in American portraiture from the 18th century to today, this special exhibition presents thought-provoking juxtapositions. Oils, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture will be highlighted in this encore exhibition of outstanding portraits from the Gibbes’ collection, enhanced by objects from private collections.

Stacy Lynn Waddell: The Evidence of Things Unseen
September 3 – December 5, 2010: Rotunda Galleries
Emerging artist Stacy Lynn Waddell’s innovative technique involves burning, singeing, and branding paper and fabric to create works that explore differing perceptions of American history and culture. This exhibition includes recent paintings, works on paper, installations, and projections.

Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art
December 17, 2010 – March 27, 2011: Main Gallery
Featuring significant 20th and 21st century artists such as Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, and Robert Motherwell, this exhibition offers an overview of modern and contemporary art created in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and video.

J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars
December 17, 2010 – March 27, 2011: Rotunda Galleries
The arrestingly beautiful large-scale aerial photographs by J. Henry Fair are, in actuality, the documentation of environmental degradation caused by industrial processes. Drawn to sites where the land has been drastically changed by the effects of mining or manufacturing, Fair captures brilliantly colored, abstract images.

A Soldier’s View of Civil War Charleston
April 8 – July 10, 2011: Rotunda Galleries
Displayed for the first time in Charleston, and timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this exhibition features 33 paintings by Conrad Wise Chapman depicting Charleston during the war. As a Confederate soldier under the charge of General P.G.T. Beauregard, Chapman created his remarkable paintings of the forts and batteries in and around Charleston Harbor.

Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad
April 8 – July 10, 2011: Main Gallery
Stephen Marc’s fascinating photographs and digital montages explore the history of freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad. With this body of work, Marc combines contemporary images with historic documents and artifacts to create richly-layered objects that bring the past palpably into the present.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

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