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.

Bats and Moon, n. d., by Katsushika Hokusai


Bats and Moon, n. d., By Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

Bats and Moon, n.d.
By Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Woodblock on paper
Gibbes Museum of Art, Gift of Mary Alston Read Simms from the Collection of Motte Alston Read in memory of him and his Mother, Jane Ladson Alston Read (1948.004.0248)

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