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Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art
The Gibbes Museum of Art has been around since 1905 but it’s far more than a repository of dusty oil paintings. In fact, after a $13.5 million renovation in 2016, it ranks among the upper echelon of American art museums. The permanent collection includes a miniature portrait gallery, the Mary Jackson Gallery of Gullah art (which showcases many of the world’s most exquisite sweetgrass baskets), and the Campbell Rotunda Gallery (featuring 300 years of American Southern art). Often times, special exhibitions even include works created onsite, like during the 2017 residency of natural sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Also worth checking out is the classical Lenhardt Garden and Café Gibbes, where you can enjoy gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads—and a wine bar—in a quiet, contemporary setting.
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Gibbes Museum of Art
The Gibbes isn't just Charleston's oldest art museum: it's one of the oldest art museums in the country, with a history that stretches back to the 1850s. The museum's gorgeous Beaux Arts building reopened in 2016 after a two-year renovation. It's free to explore the museum's first floor, which hosts artist studios and classrooms and provides access to the beautiful Lenhardt Garden.
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135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
+1 843-722-2706
Sun 1pm - 5pm
Tue, Thur - Sat 10am - 5pm
Wed 10am - 8pm