#MuseumFromHome with Us
Let’s start the week with art. Let’s find hope, comfort, and joy in creativity. Although the Gibbes Museum is temporarily closed, we have never felt so deeply connected. Scroll down for helpful resources as you face each new day and seek ways to engage with art (including our new online museum store!) Join our Gibbes family as we #MuseumFromHome and find unity in our shared love of art.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GIBBES
We want to thank you for your support for Charleston’s businesses and the creative sector, including our artists, food and beverage industry, and the many cultural organizations that are at the heart of what makes our city so special. Executive Director Angela Mack recently shared a video addressing the current pandemic, how the Gibbes is managing the impact, and what we are doing to stay connected and adjust our direction.
ENGAGE WITH ART
There is no better source of comfort, hope, and joy than ART! Stay connected on our social media channels for workshop demos, artist highlights, inspiring stories, and a million ways to immerse yourself in art. Here’s a helpful cheat sheet:
Virtual Readings and Workshops: Look for virtual workshops and videos posted on Facebook.
Virtual Tours: Watch Zinnia Willits, Director of Collections and Operations, as she takes you behind-the-scenes with her “Collection Shorts,” a series of short videos about collection storage.
Self-Guided Tours: View works from the Gibbes collection and special exhibitions on our Gibbes Mobile App and the Gibbes Online Database. Stroll through the Gibbes virtually with our Street Views tour on Google Arts & Culture.
Digital Library Picks: Looking for an alternative to screen time but didn’t get a chance to check out enough books before library branches closed? Not to worry! Our community partners at the Charleston County Public Library have crafted an art-inspired list of reads that are all available through their various digital content libraries.
BE INSPIRED BY ART
FEATURED WORK OF ART FROM THE GIBBES COLLECTION
Visitors love this iconic work by Jonathan Green, and it’s easy to see why. You can almost feel the breeze as it blows her skirt and the sheet, feeling it tug in her hands. The vibrant colors invite the viewer in to enjoy this blissful moment in time. A lush field of grass is punctuated by Corene’s red shoes and the skyline is similarly marked by her signature hat. Enjoy this work today and be sure to take in the cool spring breeze next time you’re outside.
ENGAGE WITH ART THIS WEEK:
Re-create Jonathan Green’s Corene (or any favorite work of art)! Start by looking closely at what’s happening in the work of art. Who are the characters? Where is it taking place? What props will you need and what costumes will you need to recreate this scene? Once you have you plan in place, take a picture, share, and tag the Gibbes @thegibbesmuseum.
STORIES WE LOVE
A National Cowboy Museum security guard has become one of the latest internet stars thanks to his his folksy attempts at managing the museum’s social media channels while the Oklahoma City institution remains closed amid the coronavirus outbreak. Because he’s one of the few staff still in the building, he was deputized by the social media team. His posts are peppered with goofy dad jokes and internet faux pas, such as writing the word “hashtag” instead #, because a grandson “told me to use hashtags.”