Housed in a newly-renovated 1905 Beaux Arts-style landmark building, located in Charleston’s Historic District, the Gibbes houses an exemplary collection of more than 10,000 works of American Art, from the 18th-century to the present.
The expanded and updated galleries have added 30 percent more space to showcase more than 600 works of art from the permanent collection of Colonial, Charleston Renaissance, and Contemporary art, including more than 300 miniature portraits displayed in open storage cabinetry to allow an up-close view.
The century-old Tiffany-style rotunda dome is a notable architectural feature.
60+ works made between 1800 and 1920 by rural American artists
Layers of imagery, culturally resonant materials and text explore themes of ancestry, race and memory
Exploring the influence of Mexican art and culture upon mid-century American artists
Early twentieth-century photographers expand the traditional boundaries of the camera
Exploring the Gibbes print collection from the 16th century to the present
Revisiting and expanding on the tradition of assemblage in innovative and provocative ways