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Alicia Henry, 1858 Prize Winner

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Gibbes Museum’s Society 1858 Announces $10,000 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Media Alert: Each year, the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Society 1858 is pleased […]

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The story of the hunt glorifies no one (homage to Chinua Achebe), 2013, by Toyin Ojih Odutola

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1858 Prize Finalist: Toyin Ojih Odutola

“Identity is often varying, suspect, and ever-changing,” shares Toyin Ojih Odutola, a visual artist and 1858 Prize finalist. Odutola’s body of work depicts black portraiture with a variety of media—ballpoint […]

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Most Everyone's mad here, 2015, by Jiha Moon

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1858 Prize Finalist: Jiha Moon

“Why [do] people love foreign stuff so much?” questions Jiha Moon, Korean-born painter and Society 1858 Prize Finalist. Perhaps it is the allure of unfamiliar beauty, the mystique of unknown […]

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Brown, Red, White, and Blue, by Alicia Henry

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1858 Prize Finalist: Alicia Henry

Alicia Henry was drawn to art as means of better understanding the world around her. As a child, she learned to paint, draw, and even garden to express her creativity […]

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Vinculo en Azul, by José Bedia

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1858 Prize Finalist: José Bedia

Extensive travel, appreciation for tradition, and a unique approach to translating history have all shaped the career of José Bedia. Born in 1959 in Havana, Cuba, Bedia grew up surrounded […]

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The Things We Carry Exhibition

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One Year Later

On June 18, 2015, I woke up to the horrible news of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. I thought there must be some mistake. Not here. Not […]

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Staff Resolutions for 2016

2015 has been a wonderful year, and we’re grateful for the support from our members, donors, volunteers, board members, and corporate partners—a community coming together to make the arts in […]

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1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, 2015 Short List of Finalists

On June 15, 2015 the Gibbes Museum of Art and Society 1858 announced the short list of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The $10,000 annual prize recognizes a […]

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1858 Prize Finalist Damian Stamer

On June 23, the Gibbes Museum of Art and Society 1858 announced the 2014 Short List of finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The 1858 Prize, awarded […]

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Curatorial Perspective: Celebrating Contemporary Art

Since the Gibbes Museum of Art first opened its doors in 1905, contemporary art has been a core component of the museum’s mission. Much of the institution’s beloved historical art […]

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