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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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2 Comments about Gibbes Museum of Art

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
September 1st, 2016 at 11:22 am

Hi, Patti. We are not affiliated with the Gibbes Museum, but here is a link to the website: Hopefully, someone there can help you. Best of luck!

patti caseNo Gravatar says:
September 1st, 2016 at 10:24 am

I am a native Charlestonian, and I visited your museum as a child in the 1960s. My mother, Pat Chilcote, owned Shalimar Antiques on Savannah Highway. Long story short, I have 2 watercolors by Eric von Diebold Dingle, and through research, found out that you have many of his works. I am trying to sell these and wonder if you could steer me in a direction that may help me do so. I also have two original Gould iridescent lithos of hummingbirds. I know nothing about fine art. Can you help? Thank you.

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