Category: Contemporary Southern Art Archives - Gibbes Museum of Art

Donte K Hayes

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Society 1858 Celebrates Donté K. Hayes as Winner of Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The month of February was filled with celebration and conversation surrounding contemporary Southern art as Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art welcomed the 2019 Prize winner Donté K. Hayes to Charleston for the Amy P. Coy Forum and Winter Party. Hayes, a Georgia-based ceramicist, explores themes in Afrofuturism, a projected vision of an […]

Visitors in The Things We Carry exhibition


Gibbes Museum in the News: July 15 – August 19

The Gibbes was featured in a blog post by Gal Meets Glam (UMV: 408,728), a prominent lifestyle and fashion blogger who featured her recent trip to the Charleston on her blog and Instagram. The Instagram photo has 15.7K likes! Patrick Dougherty’s earthy artwork was featured in the spring issue of Garden Design. We were delighted […]

Charleston Creative Mornings


A Stellar Line Up this Fall

The lazy summer days are done and kids are back in school. Charlestonians are looking forward to cooler weather, which coincides with our new programs and event offerings for the season. Having just reopened the Museum this past May after an 18-month renovation, we are excited to be back in our own building and have […]

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 to announce the 2016 recipient of this coveted prize. WHAT: Society 1858 is a group of dynamic young professionals supported by the Gibbes Museum of […]

Republican Potty, by Michelle Erickson

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1858 Prize Finalist: Michelle Erickson

A resident of Virginia, ceramic artist Michelle Erickson has over twenty years of experience crafting 17th- and 18th-century reproduction pottery as well as creating contemporary ceramics that foster discussion on current social issues. Erickson’s fascination with ceramic history is due to her exposure to archeological ceramics within the Colonial heritage and history prevalent in Virginia. […]

Unraveled by Sonya Clark


Gibbes Museum in the News: July 5 – 15

“One South Contemporary” included The Things We Carry exhibition at the Gibbes in a recent piece in which the author reflects on her personal experience at the Museum. She praises the Gibbes for approaching the dichotomy “that is the South” so honestly and directly. The Gibbes and three of its current exhibits are featured in […]



Society 1858 Impacts Careers of Contemporary Southern Artists

Applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art are streaming in and we are excited to see what the 2016 group of submissions will look like! This will be the eighth year the Prize has been awarded and the third year since we began receiving and archiving the submissions online at An invaluable […]