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Category: Artist Spotlight Archives | Gibbes Museum of Art

Christo Floating Piers

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Remembering Christo (June 13, 1935 – May 31, 2020)

I was saddened to learn of the death of the artist Christo—whose iconic works around the world have delighted and awed millions of visitors. The Bulgarian-born conceptual artist and his…

Red Table Still Life, 15/16, 1959, by David Driskell

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In Memoriam: David Driskell (1931–2020) Pioneering Artist, Scholar, and Curator

This week the Gibbes and the rest of the art world are mourning the loss of groundbreaking artist and scholar David C. Driskell. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, and raised in…

Donte K Hayes

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Society 1858 Celebrates Donté K. Hayes as Winner of Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The month of February was filled with celebration and conversation surrounding contemporary Southern art as Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art welcomed the 2019 Prize winner Donté K….


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A Conversation with Stacy Lynn Waddell

For the past several years during March – Women’s History Month – The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been asking the question: Can you name 5 women…


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A Conversation with Mary Edna Fraser

For the past several years during March – Women’s History Month – The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been asking the question: Can you name 5 women…


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A Glimpse Into Studio 1 with Visiting Artist Madame Magar

My residency as a Visiting Artist at the Gibbes Museum is inspired by the miniature portraits in the Permanent Collection. The miniatures have been a source of inspiration for many…

Midnight Special, 2000, by Leo Twiggs; batik, 14 x 24 inches; courtesy of the artist.

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2018 Society 1858 Prize Winner: Leo Twiggs

When you walk into Leo Twiggs’s Orangeburg studio, you can’t help but smile. The welcoming vibe of the space is enhanced by Twiggs himself, who greets his visitors with a…

Radcliffe Bailey at the Gibbes

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Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive

Last week the Gibbes opened a new exhibition, Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive, and it is extraordinary. The exhibition (on view through September 16, 2018) showcases recent work by internationally renowned, Atlanta-based…

When Tom Stanley arrived at the Gibbes, he placed sixteen prepared, white canvases on a wall in Studio One. Here, we see the previously blank canvases transformed into a dynamic collection of paintings.

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What Comes Next? A Look into the Artistic Process with Visiting Artist Tom Stanley

I arrived at the Gibbes on February 28. Though my proposal for the Visiting Artist program suggested that I would use elements of the exhibition A Shared Legacy: Folk Art…

Visiting Artist Becca Barnet

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Visiting Artist Becca Barnet

This morning, artist Becca Barnet took up residence in Studio 2 at the Gibbes. She will be here through Saturday, and trust me, she is an artist you don’t want…