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Giving Thanks at the Gibbes

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s nice to pause and reflect on all that’s happened this year, and what we are grateful for. Below are just a few things…


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Explore the Gibbes with Our New Mobile App

One project that has been on our radar here at the Gibbes for years is developing a mobile app aimed at delving deeper into the collection. Long-time visitors and members…

Carey Morton, Visiting Artist

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A Glimpse into Studio 2 with Visiting Artist Carey Morton

After completing my graduate studies at Clemson University, I was fortunate enough to join the studio art faculty at the College of Charleston. The good news kept coming as I…

Stephen Elliott Webb, a 5th generation artist, considers himself a son of the Lowcountry. His work has moved into a new genre that he has coined "Real Abstraction."

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A Conversation with Stephen Elliott Webb Regarding ‘Project Selfie’

Stephen Elliott Webb, a Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist, sat down with Frank Conrad Russen, Director of the Principle Gallery, to talk about his background as an artist, coining new genres,…

Join Nina Collins at the Gibbes Museum of Art as she discusses a movement for women over forty, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?, on October 24.


Developing Your Personal Brand Through Social by Nina Lorez Collins

Three years ago this month, when I was 46, I started a secret Facebook group purely for my own entertainment. The idea was to create a safe and funny space…

Join us one Friday each month for our new series, Yoga in the Rotunda.

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Restore. Relax. Renew. Yoga in the Rotunda

Yoga and art have both played an integral role in my life, and the fact that I am now able to teach yoga once a month at the Gibbes is…

Lauren Fensterstock, The Order of Things, 2016. Shells, wood, mixed media, 78 x 240 x 26 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery.


Celebrating Women Artists at the Gibbes

Celebrating the achievements of women artists, the Gibbes Musuem of Art presents A Dark Place of Dreams: Louise Nevelson with Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore. On view from…

Exhibitions Consultant Pam Wall appears on Fox 24 News Now to promote Leo Twiggs as the 2018 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Art.


Gibbes Museum in the News: July-August 2018

Leo Twiggs made headlines as this year’s winner of the Society 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art! See coverage from ABC News 4, Charleston City Paper, Charleston Currents, The Post…

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…

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

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Gibbes Museum’s Society 1858 Announces Leo Twiggs as Winner of Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

CHARLESTON, S.C. August 13, 2018 — The Gibbes Museum of Art is proud to announce artist Leo Twiggs from Orangeburg, S.C. as the 2018 winner of the Society 1858 Prize…