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Gibbes Museum of Art

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gibbes is a fabulous art museum in Charleston that offers something for everyone. It's not overwhelming and easy to see in a couple of hours. The mobile app is great and has a variety of tour themes. The building is beautiful, especially the stained...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rmhiester
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you are able to take advantage of the many exhibitions and programs offered by the Gibbes throughout the year! Thank you for sharing your favorites with others here on TripAdvisor. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the good fortune to catch "Black Refractions," a travelling exhibit from the Studio Museum of Harlem that runs through August 18, 2019. Don't miss it!More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lynn8894
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you were able to see Black Refractions while it is on view at the Gibbes! There are just a few days left to enjoy the impressive works from the Studio Museum in Harlem before it hits the road for its next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in on a rainy morning on a gallery hopping day in Charleston. The first thing we saw was the sculpture of the veiled woman and Holy Mackerel is she fantastic! From their collection of 18th and 19th century paintings and sculptures, mini portraits,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you included us on your art walk downtown! Thanks for the 5-star review - there is so much to see. And we're just transitioning the permanent collection galleries this week and next so please come back to check out what's new on view.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the variety of exhibits. The museum is small, but and excellent escape from the heat of summer and very enjoyable. Contains pre-revolution works through modern art. If you enjoy art galleries, this one has something for everyone. Their app enhances the self guided...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Gibbes while in Charleston. We're so glad you enjoyed the galleries and found the mobile app a benefit for your visit. Please come back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like the Gibbes Museum Of Art on Meeting Street in Charleston. I have been coming here since I was a little and this museum always seems to inspire imagination and inspiration to create. I like that there are really good exhibits, programs, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EvanGuthrie
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so fortunate to have a hometown audience who enjoys our galleries and programming, and love hearing that you always find surprising and new experiences when you visit. Thank you for being a lifelong learner and supporter of the Gibbes. We'll see you soon!

Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

This was a fantastic find. The staff was incredibly warm and informative. The installations provide a wide variety for all visitors to enjoy. The exhibits change out frequently, so it is now on our must-do each visit to Charleston!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CarolineSchu
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting the Gibbes and providing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! We look forward to seeing you back at the museum on your next trip to Charleston!

Reviewed June 23, 2019

We absolutely loved the Gibbes Museum and the great tour that was given to our group! The kids loved it and were engaged the whole time! Amazing tour guide worked wonderfully with our kids. Thank you!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Heather R
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

We're so pleased to hear about your fun experience at the Gibbes with your group of young visitors! Thanks for sharing. We hope you'll come back again soon!

Reviewed June 16, 2019

We enjoyed the different styles of art at this museum. At the time we visited there was also a special collection of art by Afro-American artists.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

We're so glad you visited and had the chance to view the Black Refractions exhibition featuring highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition is on view at the Gibbes until August 18, 2019, and is definitely worth a trip to see. Our permanent...More

Reviewed June 15, 2019

I grew up in Charleston and try to visit every 2 years, but I've never been to the Gibbes Museum of Art, my mistake! I was lost in another world for hours. My 16 yr old absolutely adored it...as did everyone that day. Well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lisa A
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Welcome home, and thanks for adding the Gibbes to your list of sights and activities during your trip! We're so glad you finally made it and that your entire group enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again on your next time back to...More

Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

The museum was larger than we expected. There was an exhibit from the Harlem renaissance in the third floor that was excellent. The second floor had many local landscapes and artists that was interesting, as well. We spent about 2 hours there in all. There...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank csmith123
LasleyS, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at Gibbes Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Gibbes. The spectacular collection from the Studio Museum in Harlem is on view at the Gibbes through August 18, 2019, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed our permanent collection on the second floor....More

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The Wireless is GibbesGuest and the password is available at both the Visitor Services desk and cafe counter. I hope they were able to help you during your visit!
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Yes, we do have a passenger elevator in the museum.
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Dear Rosalie, Thank you for inquiring about the Gibbes Museum of Art. Our galleries include works of art from the Colonial Period through the present from our permanent collection as well as special exhibitions. Although... More
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