Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401- Map It
Phone: (843) 722-2706
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AAA Editor Notes

Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., has an outstanding collection of American art with a Charleston or Southern connection. The region's history is depicted in paintings, sculpture, engravings, photographs, miniature portraits and other art objects. Artists represented throughout the museum include Jonathan Green, Childe Hassam, Alfred Hutty, Henrietta Johnston, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Thomas Sully, Anna Heyward Taylor and Benjamin West. A collection of portraits from Colonial South Carolina by artists who worked with European techniques is featured. Charleston from the early 20th-century to the present is showcased in a collection of works featuring such themes as nature, architecture and everyday activities. Changing exhibits and lectures are presented throughout the year. Guided tours are available.
First floor free. Second- and third-floor galleries $15; $13 (ages 62+ and military with ID); $10 (college students with ID); $6 (ages 4-17); free (ages 0-3 and students with ID Wed. 4-8 p.m.).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5 (also Wed. 5-8), Sun. 1-5. Guided tours are offered Wed. at 6, select Thurs. (hours vary) and Fri. at 2:30. Closed major holidays. Allow 30 minutes minimum.