Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along the Museum Mile in Charleston’s historic district, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore stories of the South as seen through painting, sculpture, photographs and more. The Gibbes' permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.
Now in its second century, the Gibbes Museum of Art continues its dedication to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. Museum visitors can enjoy treasures from Charleston’s history in the ongoing exhibition The Charleston Story as well as special exhibitions offered throughout the year. In addition, the Gibbes Museum of Art produces an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and a complimentary cell phone tour is offered with admission.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. (843) 722-2706.