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With a history of presenting programs that foster an examination of art and culture of the Southeastern United States and nationwide,

from the sixteenth century to the present, we design Adult programs to engage the public in conversations, performances, lectures, and other experiences that provide a multi-dimensional perspective of the exhibitions on view. Through the programs, audiences engage a diverse cross section of artists, writers, scholars, and critics, and participate in events that encourage life-long learning.

Programs & Lectures

Enjoy daytime and evening programs, including artist talks, expert lectures, panel discussions, performances, and day-trips to nearby art and historically relevant venues.


Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of classes to artists of all ages that are led by professionals in the field who use the museum’s exhibitions and collection as a catalyst for exploring and creating works of art. Please check out The Gibbes Calendar for specific classes.


Docent Gallery Hours

Interested in learning more about our collection and exhibitions? The Gibbes is now hosting gallery hours, during which our team of knowledgeable Docents will be stationed throughout the Museum to answer questions and offer insight.

Wednesday: 3PM-5PM
Thursday: 1PM-3PM
Friday: 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM

Private Tours

We offer interactive private tours for adult groups that desire a more personal museum experience. Led by a docent, curator, or self-guided, these one-hour tours explore the Museum’s permanent collection and highlights from our special exhibitions. For tours that focus on a specific theme, exhibition, or artist, please inquire in advance. A 10-person minimum is required to reserve a tour.