This art museum was earlier known as the Gibbes Art Gallery after the name of its founder James Shoolbred Gibbes who also donated a hefty amount for its erection. The art museum mostly consists of beautiful examples of American Contemporary art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The classic interior decorations and the standard of the collections make it a premiere spot for tourists and art enthusiasts. This is still not among the top tourist attractions but you should definitely try making some time to visit this place.
Gibbes Museum Of Art Travel Tips
- Photography is not at all allowed.
- Baggage is not allowed inside.
- Outside food or drinks are not allowed.
How to Reach Gibbes Museum Of Art
- Bus numbers 10, 40 and 41
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- Low Country Bistro
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- Hominy grill
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3.02% of people who visit Charleston include Gibbes Museum Of Art in their plan
95% of people start their Gibbes Museum Of Art visit around 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gibbes Museum Of Art
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gibbes Museum Of Art
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Gibbes Museum Of Art Reviews & Ratings
Wonderful, cool, beautiful respite from the stifling summer heat in Charleston. Friendly staff greet you, and a convenient cafe offers a place to sit and relax either before or after your visit. The museum has wonderful works of art from modern to classical, sculpture to painting. Some of the more contemporary works referencing Charleston itself were my favorites. Don’t miss the Veiled Lady.
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 events held here that makes it seem like a different experience each time, but still familiar and something that you can remember and return and enjoy again. I like all of the pieces that show the history of Charleston and South Carolina and all of the different stories that they tell of all of the different centuries. This museum is very consistent in the quality it delivers. I look forward to being able to come back here many times in the future.
Charlestons art museum is a gem. With a clear focus on balancing classics with striking modern art, the Gibbes is firmly aware of not only it's location in the heart of historic Charleston but also our current times. In other words there's plenty to enjoy for any lover of art.
This is Charleston's best location for visual arts. This historic building houses a wide range of art from over a lobg time line but also includes modern pieces conveying fresh ideas. There are classes, lectures, demonstrations, trips, cafe, garden and lots of shopping options. Warm. Welcoming.
I loved the way the rooms were all different. It was a joy to walk around on the self guided tour..Saw some fantastic pieces of art from the 1700's to now...The coffee shop is absolutely fantastic..The food and service was on point..