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Gibbes Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

Gibbes Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

Gibbes Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

The Gibbes Museum of Art was established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858 and moved into its Beaux-Arts building in the Charleston Historic District in 1905. The rear opens to the garden and the Charleston’s historic Gateway Walk.

The gallery’s building was design over 100 years ago, to include a Tiffany-style dome, Doric columns, and pediment capped windows and doors. 

The Gibbes houses a collection of over 10,000 works, principally of American artists, many connected to Charleston or the South.

The collection spans four centuries and provides an introduction to the visual culture of America and the American South from the colonial era to the present.

Paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative arts, and multi-media installations, created by American artists, express the evolving aesthetic history of Charleston. 

The Gibbes’ collection of over 300 miniature portraits are housed in display cases and open storage cabinetry to allow an up-close view.

Gibbes Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

The Gibbes Art Gallery in an early, colorized postcard – The Gibbes Museum of Art facade has not changed

Highlights of the Gibbes Museum of Art

  • “The portrait of Sarah Reeve Ladson” by Thomas Sully 
  • The Collect of British Sporting Art
  • “Magnolia Gardens” by Alfred Hutty, 1920
  • “Portrait of Mme Pierre Gaudreau” by Antonio de La Gandara, 1898
  • “Cymon and Iphigenia” by Angelica Kauffman, 1780
  • April (The Green Gown) by Childe Hassam, 1920
  • The Miniature Collection

Gibbes Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

April (The Green Gown) by Childe Hassam, 1920

Gibbes Museum of Art

  • Museum:          Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Formerly:          Gibbes Art Gallery
  • City:                  Charleston
  • State:                South Carolina
  • Country:           United States
  • Established:     1905
  • Type:                Art Museum
  • Location:         135 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Gibbes Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

“Magnolia Gardens” by Alfred Hutty, 1920

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Photo Credit: Aude / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5); Childe Hassam / Public domain; Gibbes Museum of Art / Public domain

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