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Charleston, SC
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Exhibition: Luminous Landscapes: The Golden Age of British Watercolors
06/21/2019 - 10/06/2019 (more information)
John Varley (British, 1778-1842)
Wales, Taquin Ferry, Snowdon from teh Harlech, 1819
watercolor on paper
Bequest of Mr. John H.D. Wigger; 2004.011.0015
Wales, Taquin Ferry, Snowdon from teh Harlech, 1819
Echoes of Harlem, 1980
Exhibition: Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
05/24/2019 - 08/18/2019 (more information)
Faith Ringgold (American, b. 1930)
Echoes of Harlem, 1980
Acrylic on canvas, 79 7/2 x 80 7/2 inches
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Gift of Altria Group, Inc Courtesy American Federation of Art, ©1980 Faith Ringgold
GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Map
www.gibbesmuseum.org

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Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Admission
Adults: $12.00
Senior (62+): $10.00
Student (College): $10.00
Military: $10.00
Youth (4-17): $6.00
Child (0-3): $0.00
Member Adult: $0.00
Member Child: $0.00

Visitor Guidelines


About the Gibbes Museum of Art

Art is the reason.

A bustling seaport in the 1700s, Charleston was a melting pot of cultures, religions, and traditions. Powered by the rice and indigo trade, and slavery, it was the 4th largest city in America in 1790 – and the wealthiest. Like Philadelphia, Boston and New York, what distinguished Charleston then – was art.

While we were home to some of America’s earliest art, collectors, artists, who made the City both muse and subject – and taken our turn as one of the nation’s richest cities – in money and culture – so were we also home to America’s original sin, slavery – and a war that divided our nation.

In 1888, when Charleston was financially and culturally on its knees, benefactor James Gibbes left a bequest to the City to build an art museum.

When the Gibbes Museum opened in 1905, the nation celebrated what Charleston has always understood: the power of art – to inspire our imagination, heal our hurt, revel in our experience, rebuild what’s broken, nourish our souls, and release all that holds us back.

Through our complicated history, through light and shadow, we have persevered – humanity intact.

Art is the reason Charleston will endure.

In Charleston, we believe art is the difference between merely existing and being truly alive.

That’s why we immerse ourselves in every part of it – from fine art to craft – from nurturing its creation and celebrating its multicultural presentation – to inviting its interpretation and ensuring its preservation.

Because when we open ourselves to art, we open ourselves to the world – to people and ideas, to beauty, craft, process and detail, to different cultures, to pain and pleasure, to questions, expression and emotion, to truth and transcendence.

In the presence of art, we have the opportunity to see inside someone’s heart, mind, and soul and feel what they felt. That understanding and compassion make us more understanding, compassionate people, who, in turn, create a more compassionate, understanding world.
That is art’s gift.

Mission
The Gibbes Museum enhances lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality, by collecting and preserving art that touches Charleston, and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process.

History
The Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes has played a significant role in both enriching the aesthetic and cultural lives of its visitors and shaping the careers of American artists for over a century. VIEW TIMELINE

Sustainability
We actively encourage sustainable practices and implement small but lasting actions to conserve natural resources. Sustainability allows us to meet the needs of the present, build an environmentally conscious culture for the future, enhancing both our mission and the community’s experience.

ADMISSION:
ADULTS: $9.00 · SENIORS, STUDENTS & MILITARY: $7.00 · CHILDREN (6-12): $5.00
·MEMBERS AND CHILDREN UNDER 6: FREE.

Exhibitions:

Luminous Landscapes: The Golden Age of British Watercolors
June 21, 2019 - October 6, 2019
(more information)

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
May 24, 2019 - August 18, 2019
(more information)

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