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Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
+1 843-722-2706
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Nice, small museum

It's a nice place, though small. I expected a bit more for the admission price, however, all art... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jamimba
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Columbia, Missouri
Museum Celebrates the Power of Art

This museum collects and preserves art that "touches" Charleston. When you go, make sure to take in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VKauf2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice place, though small. I expected a bit more for the admission price, however, all art museums are wonderful to have. The building itself is beautiful!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum collects and preserves art that "touches" Charleston. When you go, make sure to take in the special installation in the Atrium Gallery 7, "Betwixt and Between," by Patrick Dougherty. These large sculptures are composed of twigs and branches. There is a great 8-minute...More

Thank VKauf2014
Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Gibbes Museum on Trip Advisor. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Patrick Dougherty's "Betwixt and Between" installation - it was quite a treat to work with the artist on the site-specific installation. The video about the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teen is addicted to art museums so when visiting Charleston, this had been on the list for a while. What a lovely spot! We were able to park and walk and enjoy the sites as we went along. The museum staff is friendly, knowledgeable...More

Thank Melissa M
Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear that you and your art-loving teenager enjoyed your visit to the Gibbes. We love to see all ages engaging with the collection and are happy that our museum did not disappoint. Thanks for sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another city, another art museum – yay! This beautiful Beaux Arts building sits in the middle of downtown Charleston. I’m sure there was art exhibited, but I was so enthralled with this building, it was hard to focus on the art. The building was actually...More

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Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Gibbes. We're delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful Beaux Arts architectural details of the museum - our building is actually the first building designed as an art museum in the South. We finished a major renovation in May...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

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.More

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Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Gibbes Museum and sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor. It's great to hear that you appreciated the range of works on view in the galleries. Our collection is a wonderful tool for exploring the rich history of...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 1 October 2017

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
Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Gibbes Museum and appreciate you sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! You are correct that our permanent collection galleries are rich with images that tell the story of Charleston's history in a unique and very...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 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

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Management response:Responded 26 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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

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Management response:Responded 26 September 2017

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 17 September 2017

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 26 September 2017

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

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