Let Us Transport You Back Into Time
Come face to face with authentic Southern charm at The Gibbes Museum of Art. Let the museum take you back in time and give you a better understanding of Charleston’s historic past and captivating culture. You’ll find the museum located on Meeting Street in the Charleston Historic District. The building’s Beaux-Arts architecture and stained glass Tiffany-style Dome make the structure a work of art in itself. It was opened to the public in 1905 however it was first founded as the Carolina Art Association in 1858and formerly known as the Gibbes Art Gallery. Mary Roberts, William Melton Halsey, Henrietta Johnston, Jeremiah Theus and Charles Fraser are just some of the artist related to the city of Charleston who have their works exhibited in various collections in The Gibbes Museum.
The Charleston Story
If history usually makes you yawn give the Gibbs Museum the opportunity to ignite your interest in the magic of Charleston’s past. Fuel your imagination as you experience the journey of Charleston through the museum’s exceptional collection of artwork. Learn the lavish history of the lowcountry as you wander through the museum’s permanent collection. Stand in awe of more than 10,000 works displayed. Let the paintings, photographs and sculptures tell you stories about the cultural heritage of the South.
Contemporary Art Exhibit
Charleston art is not only about history. Aside from a large collection of classic and historic artworks over a century old, The Gibbes Museum also exhibits contemporary art to satisfy its visitors’ diverse tastes. Some of the museum’s temporary modern art displays include 21st century photography and works by contemporary native artists such as Tarleton Blackwell and Red Grooms.
The museum also offers various lectures and programs for younger audiences. The Gibbes Museum aims to contribute to the education and art appreciation of students with its special tours and interactive workshops.
Schedule and Admission
Come and visit The Gibbes Museum of Art from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 1 to 5 pm on Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays. Admission fee is $9 for adults ; $7 for seniors, students and military; $5 for 6 to 12-year-old children; and free for members and children under 6.
Parking is strictly prohibited at Gibbes Museum and hailing a cab is a headache. One precious tip on your visit is to book a cab service. Charleston Black Cab Company will be glad to be at your service from the moment you arrive at the airport to exploring history and going back to the modern world. Call us and we’ll take you to the colonial period.
Book Charleston Black Cab Company’s “Back-to-the-Future” cab to travel back to Colonial Days.