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As Charleston’s only visual arts museum, we welcome all audiences – from frequent visitors to first-time guests.

We welcome visitors with an activity-filled first floor that’s free and open to the public. Purchase tickets to view the galleries on the second and third floors. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance for Saturday and Sunday admission (non-members).

Each week on Wednesdays at 1PM and on Fridays at 1PM guests can join a public tour with one of our Museum Interpreters.
*Please note public tours may be canceled without notice pending availability or other emergencies.

The Museum Store

The Museum Store showcases the creativity of regional artists, and collaborates with artists on exclusive products only available at the Gibbes. Featured products include jewelry, gifts, art supplies, books, and specialty items - introducing art into everyday life. Every tax-free purchase directly supports the Gibbes Museum's mission to enhance lives through art by helping to fund our exhibition and educational programming. In-store shopping is currently limited due to social-distancing requirements. Shop now at

To introduce your products and be considered as a vendor, or to make an appointment to shop in-person, email JD Aller, Visitor Service & Museum Store Coordinator, at [email protected].

Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery

The Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery provides career support to artists selected for the Visiting Artist program through the professional display and sale of recent works. Presenting up to six exhibitions annually, the Art Sales Gallery provides an insightful, contemporary art experience that connects emerging as well as established collectors with artists at all levels of artistic endeavor. Located on the first floor of the Museum, the Gallery is an extension of the education corridor, which furthers our visitors’ interaction with art from the art-making process to the exhibition of completed works.

Reception & Lecture Halls

The Fellows Member Reception area and Almeida Lecture Hall host public lectures and programs and can be booked for private events.


Studios & Classrooms

Along the Angela D. Mack Promenade, visitors will see artists at work in our resident studio spaces and classes for all ages taking place in our hands-on classrooms.

Lenhardt Garden

At the end of the hallway, walk into our classically landscaped Lenhardt Garden, the perfect place to reflect upon the art and relax. It’s also available for private events.



We encourage visitors to purchase tickets online for admission to the galleries on the second and third floors. Tickets may also be purchased at the Visitor Services desk on the first floor. Tickets include the Museum’s collection of artworks from the eighteenth century to present day, as well as entrance to special exhibitions currently on view. Tickets are valid 12 months after the date of purchase, and can be used at any time on any day.