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Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
+1 843-722-2706
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Visited the Gibbes today and was amazed by the collection. The building is beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John R
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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 4 November 2017
jamimba
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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: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2217
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Gibbes today and was amazed by the collection. The building is beautiful and the perminant collection is amazing. Been in Charleston for 5 years and this was my first visit. Would recommend to anyone and will go back to view the collection more...More

Thank John R
Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wonderful to hear that you found your way to the Museum after a few years of being here in Charleston - better late than never! Thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, and we'll look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Reviewed 4 November 2017

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!

Thank jamimba
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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 27 October 2017

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 3 November 2017

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 22 October 2017

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

Thank yahoody
Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

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

Thank MissLese
Lasley S, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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 23 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

Thank M0ther_of_5
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

Thank UpstateExplorer
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

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