When the Gibbes Museum opened in 1905, the nation celebrated what Charleston has always understood: the power of art – to inspire our imagination, heal our hurt, and nourish our souls.

The Old Plantation, 1785-1790


The Old Plantation, 1785-1790
Attributed to John Rose, Beaufort County, South Carolina
Watercolor on laid paper; 11 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches
Courtesy of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia

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