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“Civil War Photo Exhibit.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St., Charleston, SC SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-722-2706
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Ranked #81 of 219 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: The Gibbes temporarily closed for major renovations and will reopen its doors in the spring of 2016. The renovation project is designed to showcase the museum's collection, provide visitors with a history of American art from the early colonial era to the present, and engage the public with educational programs, classes, and events. During the renovation the museum will continue to engage the community in the arts with programs, classes, and event.
Charleston, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Civil War Photo Exhibit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Once again, the Gibbes Museum of Art comes through with shining colors. The most recent exhibit of Civil War Photography was comprehensive, and amazing.

Visited January 2014
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Charleston
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“Civil War Photographs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Excellent ehibition of Civil War photographs on a national tour. To see the original prints of some of the iconic Civil War photographs was quite educational.

Visited December 2013
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Orange County CA
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Permanent collection of Charleston's finest plus current attractions make this museum special!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We visited the museum on each of our visits to Charleston and continue to enjoy the experience. The main floor has an amazing permanent collection pertaining to Charleston and the second floor always has an interesting feature presentation.

Hurry to see the collection of Civil War photographs! It is leaving on January 5. It is a vivid pictorial history of the War Betweeen the States!

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Civil War Photos Exhibit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

What a wonderful and moving exhibit! You know that scene in the "Gone With The Wind" movie when after a night of passion with Rhett, Scarlet sit at her dressing table holding a photo of Ashley in a pretty case? There are HUNDREDS of these pretty cases and moving photos of the soldiers inside. The photos are moving but the cases show what a valuable and treasured posession they were. Photography had just hit the mass market and its use during (and after) the Civil War is here for you to see. GO SOON! It only runs through January 5, 2014 . You will not be disappointed.

Visited November 2013
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Lake Mary, Florida
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“Civil War photography!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The most enjoyable art museum I have ever visited. The history of Charleston as well as the Civil War photographs are awesome. Very worthwhile.

Visited October 2013
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