The Gibbes Museum of Art is located in Charleston’s Historic District at 135 Meeting Street (2 blocks south of the Market between Cumberland and Queen Streets).

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The Gibbes Museum of Art is temporarily closed for renovations and will reopen on May 28, 2016. Learn more about the renovation on our blog.

During the renovation the Gibbes Museum of Art will continue to engage the community in the arts with a variety of programs, special events, and educational offering including our Insider Art Series. Check the calendar for more information about opportunities to engage with art while the museum is closed.

Programs and Events
The museum offers lectures, classes, tours, and events for all ages and interests. Visit our online calendar to learn about upcoming events, and to purchase tickets or register for events.

Educational Programs
Check out our "Learn" section for information on Kids and Families and Adult/Public Programs.

The Gibbes Museum of Art actively encourages sustainable behavior and implements small, but lasting, actions to conserve natural resources. Sustainability allows us to meet the needs of the present while establishing a foundation of sustainability for future generations which enhances the mission of the Museum and its constituency's experience. To learn more about the sustainability efforts at the Gibbes Museum of Art, download our PDF of current and future initiatives.

Mission Statement
The Gibbes Museum enhances lives through art.

  • We engage people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality.
  • We collect and preserve art that touches Charleston.
  • We provide opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy and to be inspired by the creative process.


Website funding provided by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association.