On Tuesday, October 25, a group of SINHG members toured the newly renovated Gibbes Museum of Art. After a little bit of history about the Museum we toured the permanent collection on the second floor. This consists of art by local and visiting artists, paintings and sculptures of Charlestonians by American and foreign artists, as well as privately owned pieces donated to the museum. The collection encompasses art from the 18th century to contemporary times.
The tour ended with a visit to a special exhibition on loan from the Guggenheim Collection that was shown previously in Charleston in 1936 and 1938, thereby putting Charleston on the ‘art map.’ The exhibit consists of non-objective or abstract art as well as objective art.
We finished the morning with a delicious lunch at Eli’s Table.
Ed. note: Our guide for this lovely morning tour was none other than our own Ilse Calcagno who—when she is not dealing cards, or running to the theater and symphony—is a regular docent at the Gibbes Museum.
Submitted by SINHG