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.
Revisiting and expanding on the tradition of assemblage in innovative and provocative ways
Buddhist sculpture from ancient Gandhara, Matisse-like stylization of Indian painting, and more
Fleeting moments of time captured in watercolor
Focuses on sketches and watercolor paintings of British Guiana
Showcases contemporary works by artists of African descent
Highlights the role the museum plays in shaping social norms and reinforcing power structures
Showcases the “Golden Age of Watercolor” in 18th- and 19th-century England