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The Gibbes Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions by African American Artists

CHARLESTON, S.C., February 1, 2021 – The Gibbes Museum of Art, home to the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston, is proud to announce the…

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Stephen L. Hayes Jr.

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2020 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art is proud to announce Stephen L. Hayes Jr. as the 2020 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A North Carolina-based artist, Hayes…

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Katherine Dunlap and Antwon Ford now in the Art Sales Gallery

The Gibbes Museum of Art Unveils New Exhibition in Art Sales Gallery CHARLESTON, S.C., October 19, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to present a new exhibition…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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