Gibbes Museum of Art – Charleston, South Carolina

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The Gibbes Museum of Art, located at 135 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, is considered by many to be one of the finest art museums in the Southeast. It is home to over 10,000 works of art, most of which focus on Charleston and the American South.

Gibbes Museum of Art

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First established as the Carolina Arts Association in the mid-1800s, the museum is named for James Shoolbred Gibbes, a local businessman and lifelong art enthusiast who donated $100,000 in 1899 for its construction.

The museum was designed by famed architect Frank Pierce Milburn, who designed several other notable South Carolina buildings including the SC Statehouse and the Newberry County Courthouse. It opened to the public in 1905.

For more information, please visit the museum’s website.

SCIWAY thanks Gary DuBose of Seneca for sharing this photo he took in April 2012.

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