Category: Gibbes Museum of Art Archives - Gibbes Museum of Art

Press ReleasesRenovation Plans

The Gibbes Museum of Art Opens Café

Café Gibbes brings together local Southern food and art for museumgoers and public CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 5, 2016 – Today the Gibbes Museum of Art announced that the grand opening […]

Cane Bay Elementary third-graders react to a Kandinsky painting

EducationKids at the GibbesPrograms

Students take over the Gibbes

This holiday season, we are amazed at the number of school groups coming through the Gibbes to learn from works in the permanent collection as well as the big draw: […]

Forward Together, 1997, by Jacob Lawrence;

ExhibitionsPress Releases

The Gibbes Museum of Art Commences New Year with Two Special Exhibitions

Iconic works from artist Jacob Lawrence and Southern painter West Fraser connect visitors with expressive art CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 29, 2016 – Each year, the Gibbes Museum of Art presents […]

Boone Hall Plantation, ca. 1925, by Edwin Harleston

GeneralPermanent Collection

Art Sparks Grateful Memories

In October, Lasley Steever, the Gibbes Museum’s director of adult programs and digital engagement, and also my (wonderful) internship supervisor, asked me to write a blog in honor of the […]

Giving Tuesday

Press ReleasesRenovation Plans

Two Ways to Give Forward with the Gibbes on #GivingTuesday

The Gibbes is excited to participate in #GivingTuesday this year on November 29, 2016, and we invite you to join us! #GivingTuesday is a global movement that kicks off the […]

Gibbes Women's Council Museum Store

Museum Store

Local Designers featured in the Gibbes Museum Store

Our customers often ask if products we sell at the Museum Store are made locally and are disappointed when they are not. After receiving feedback from both out-of-town patrons and […]

The CSO string quartet performs chamber music at the Gibbes.


Music at the Museum

The Gibbes Museum is open until 8pm on Wednesday nights and offers activities for a variety of ages and interests. From art classes to gallery tours, lectures to concerts, there’s […]

Unknown (two young girls), by unknown artist; daguerreotype; 3 ½ s 2 ½ inches; 1980.006.0004

Kids at the GibbesPermanent Collection

Spooky Portraits of Children—Boo!

I love Halloween and always have. When I volunteered to tackle a Halloween-themed blog post I originally wanted to explore death photography in the collection. While this cringe-worthy tradition has […]

The curatorial dream team, Tracey Bashkoff, Lauren Hinkson, and Sara Arnold.


Uncovering the Shared History of the Guggenheim and the Gibbes Museums

After nearly three years of planning, this Saturday Realm of the Spirit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection and the Gibbes Museum of Art opens to the public. This long awaited exhibition […]

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection at the Gibbes Museum in 1936


Guggenheim comes to Charleston, Again

It’s easy to understand why my great grandfather, Solomon R. Guggenheim and his wife Irene, were so committed to Charleston and the Lowcountry. Here, Solomon, was able to hunt, fish, […]