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Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
+1 843-722-2706
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Great overview from Colonial to Contemporary

The museum houses a large collection including portrait miniatures, Japanese woodblock prints and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MissLese
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Charleston, South Carolina
Beautiful Museum

Clean interior, well-cared, beautiful light, unusual exhibits for it's size. I went especially for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annika N
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The Gibbes Museum enhances lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality, by collecting and preserving art that touches Charleston, and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process. Recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States, the Gibbes has played a significant role in shaping the careers of American artists for over a century. The Museum connects the city and region's artistic past to a vibrant contemporary art scene.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
Downtown
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+1 843-722-2706
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum houses a large collection including portrait miniatures, Japanese woodblock prints and contemporary works of art that share the artistic expressions of 345 years of Charleston and the south.

Thank MissLese
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean interior, well-cared, beautiful light, unusual exhibits for it's size. I went especially for the miniature portraits, and was not disappointed.

Thank Annika N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building, filled with a variety of art exhibits that will appeal to visitors. The permanent exhibits primarily center around the history of Charleston and the surrounding area. There are excellent visiting exhibits that are advertised on the website. The entrance fee...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building with 2nd and 3rd floor galleries. The permanent collection has a variety of Charleston made furnishings and portraits of Charlestonians. One gallery had a superb collection of miniature portraits of Charlestonians. Smaller exhibits included a well arranged group of paintings by 20th c...More

Thank M0ther_of_5
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Gibbes Museum and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are in the process of installing a new exhibition on the third floor entitled "Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States" which explores the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Charleston and came across the Gibbes as we wandered around the city. We greatly enjoyed the exhibits and recommend it to any visitors to Charleston.More

Thank UpstateExplorer
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad that a visit to the Gibbes Museum was included in your tour of Charleston. We're conveniently located just a few blocks south of the Market on Meeting Street and often hear that people happen upon us as they are wandering around. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum, one I would highly recommend for the art lover. Of course, much of the art in the museum has as its primary subject low country art and artists, It has several levels and when we were there we were...More

Thank Leon H
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to the Gibbes and for sharing your positive impressions of the works on view. I am sorry to hear you were not able to use the elevator during your visit - that is unusual. I hope you are enjoying the souvenirs...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

When we went it had a very good show featuring local artists and artists from around the country who painted South Carolina. It had a wonderful sensibility and a great vibe.More

Thank Mitchell W
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed our exhibitions of "Artists Painting Artists" and "Perspectives on Place" in the Campbell Rotunda side galleries. These exhibitions have now closed, but a new exhibition examining the work of Charleston Renaissance artists who worked in Mexico and another of...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was my first time here and I had heard they had put a lot of renovations into it. I really appreciated the updates that were apparent. Very nice few hours here and worth going to. Lots of interesting art and art forms to look...More

Thank marylou72
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

It's wonderful to hear that your first visit to the Gibbes was a success, and we hope you'll return again whenever you have the opportunity. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art was built in 1905, and refurbished in 2016. The building itself is a beautiful work of architecture, and the refurbishment has been a great success, respecting the original design. Showing diverse artworks with local connections from colonial times up to...More

Thank Paul_S118
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that you appreciated the attention to detail spent on the 18-month renovation of the Gibbes Beaux-Arts building, and enjoyed the works of art on view during your recent visit. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

Reviewed 25 August 2017

We ducked into this museum because we had a 2 day pass on which it was included. I don't care for very large museums because it is difficult to just pick one exhibit. This museum you can cover in a couple of hours. There is...More

Thank Laura M
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Sounds like you were lucky enough to take advantage of either the Charleston Museum Mile (http://www.charlestonsmuseummile.org/) or Charleston Heritage Passport (http://www.charlestoncvb.com/heritage-federation/) bundle that provide admission to some of Charleston's most important cultural sites. We're glad you included the Gibbes on your tour and so happy...More

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