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Gibbes Museum of Art to Debut Sculpture by Fred Wilson Inspired by Omar Ibn Said, an Islamic Scholar Enslaved in the Carolinas from 1807-1864

The Gibbes Museum of Art will unveil OMNISCIENCE, a newly commissioned sculpture by internationally renowned artist Fred Wilson inspired by the story of Omar Ibn Said, on May 27, 2022. Said, an Islamic scholar enslaved in the Carolinas from 1807 until his death in 1864, is believed to have written the only known Arabic-language autobiography […]

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Woman wearing elaborate costume and headpiece (work by Ned Jennings)

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The Gibbes Museum of Art Awarded Prestigious Grants from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Art Bridges Foundation 2022

The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston’s premier art museum, has been awarded three grants, one from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and two from the Art Bridges Foundation, that aim to showcase more diverse voices and expand the canon of art history. These grants have awarded funds to the Gibbes to support two exhibitions […]

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Impressionist landscape by Gauguin

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Light Effects: The French Impressionists

The Gibbes Museum of Art, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, will exhibit a collection of artwork by French masters of the Impressionism movement. Light Effects: The French Impressionists will be on display at the Gibbes from Sept. 3, 2021 – Feb. 20, 2022, showcasing principal artists of the movement such as Edgar Degas, Paul […]

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