Monday, August 04, 2008

The Gibbes Art Museum in Charleston

The entrance to the museum



Soft light is coming from the beautiful glass work in the dome upstairs.
I could not make any pictures from the exhibited art works, the guard was watching me like a spy. :-)



What do I have seen there?

Landscape of Slavery:

The Plantation in American Art examines plantation-related works of art from the eighteenth century to the present. The exhibition considers plantation images in the context of the history of landscape painting while addressing their impact, both real and perceived, on race relations in the United States.


In front of the museum: it's just a stop for horse carriages - not for cars


Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents 12-15 special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives. As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.
MUSEUM HOURS:
TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M., SUNDAY: 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

ADMISSION:
ADULTS: $9.00 · SENIORS, STUDENTS & MILITARY: $7.00 · CHILDREN (6-12): $5.00
·MEMBERS AND CHILDREN UNDER 6: FREE.
135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401
www.gibbesmuseum.org



6 comments:

Bob Johnson said...

Pretty cool, love the glasswork too.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Bob!:-)

Anonymous said...

Heya, indeed, the dome looks so special... Nice shot !!!

Luke

Carole said...

I love the light coming through the dome. The colour is superb. All nice shots though

Susanne49 said...

Hi Luke,

what a surprise to see you commenting to a color picture! :-)
Thanks and very much appreciated.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you very much Carol!

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