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Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
+1 843-722-2706
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Well curated collection of decorative arts, exhibits

Beautiful building with 2nd and 3rd floor galleries. The permanent collection has a variety of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
M0ther_of_5
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Atlanta, GA
via mobile
Small, but good art venue

We visited Charleston and came across the Gibbes as we wandered around the city. We greatly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
UpstateExplorer
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Greer, South Carolina
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank UpstateExplorer
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mitchell W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A small art museum with an eclectic variety of art. Today's exhibits included works by an artist similar to Audubon in one gallery and examples of miniature portraits in another. Three centuries well represented. In the heart of Charleston.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We passed the Gibbes Museum of Art on the way to City Market. We parked in one of the many somewhat hidden parking Garages. I was able to navigate with my Mobility Scooter and there is a side entrance and elevators to the three floors...More

Thank charleslmims
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful space to enjoy artwork. Many local artists represented. Strong on portraiture and images of the natural world. Many journals and artifacts exhibited with artwork; nicely connected to history of place. Fine cafe and gift shop on first floor. Nice quiet, cool...More

Thank littlereddachsie
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