Jul 06 2012

New Exhibits Coming to the Gibbes

The Gibbes Museum of Art has announced the schedule of exhibitions on view throughout the museum’s fiscal year which runs July 1 through June 30. The roster includes exhibits created from the museum’s extensive permanent collection, stellar private collections, as well as a traveling exhibition on loan from the Columbus Museum in Georgia. Main Gallery exhibitions feature iconic rock and roll photography, the personal collection of artist Jonathan Green and partner Richard Weedman, and a community-curated exhibition titled People’s Choice. Rotunda Gallery exhibitions feature the work of beloved lowcountry sculptor Willard Hirsch, Civil Rights-era images by nationally acclaimed photographer James Karales, and the watercolors of abstract artists Stephen Mueller and Carl Palazzolo, an exhibition offered in conjunction with Spoleto Festival USA.

We are very excited about the upcoming year of diverse exhibitions and the programs that we will present in conjunction with them.The artists and themes we have chosen are meant to promote the relevance of the South in American art, which is at the heart of the museum’s mission. From the birth of Rock and Roll to the Civil Rights movement, art has played an import role in the cultural identity of the south,” noted Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack.

Throughout the summer, the museum has two special exhibitions on view: Mary Whyte -Working South in the Main Gallery and Places for the Spirit – Traditional African American Gardens of the South in the Rotunda Galleries. Both exhibitions are on view through September 9. In addition, a new selection of objects from the museum’s collection is on view throughout the museum in the permanent exhibition titled The Charleston Story.

The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.




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