Gibbes: Happenings in November

The Gibbes Museum of Art has exciting happenings coming this November! Please see below for events and exhibitions rolling out next month. 


Virtual Workshop for Ages 7-10: Pop Art

In alignment with election day, the Gibbes Museum of Art hosts a virtual workshop. Fallon Peper, a teaching artist with the Gibbes will host an interactive session for ages 7-10. The session will start with a brief presentation about Andy Warhol and Pop Art, then Ms. Fallon will demonstrate an art project and guide students through creating their own piece of Pop Art. This workshop will take place on Zoom moderated by the Gibbes. Participants will receive call information on the morning of the session. 

When: November 3 | 10:00 am—11:30 am

Price: $20 members | $25 non-members 

Museums on US Weekend

The Bank of America Museums on Us program offers free admission to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide during the first full weekend of every month, and the Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to be a continuing partner in this program. This promotion offers one free general admission to each individual cardholder who presents a Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (US Trust) credit or debit card along with a photo ID.

When: November 7 & 8

The Gibbes Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Martin Margulies

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that renowned art collector Martin Z. Margulies will be the keynote speaker at the museum’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series, taking place at the Charleston Gaillard Center on November 11, 2020. In addition to safety precautions for those attending the lecture in-person, tickets for a virtual screening will also be available.

When: November 11 | 6:00 pm 

Price: $50 in-person | $10 virtual live stream

Saturday Morning Art Camp for ages 7-10: We Are Family

Teaching artist, Janell Walker Smalls, hosts a fun morning of artmaking inspired by artists and objects in Building a Legacy. Young artists will create a family portrait using watercolor paint and colored pencils inspired by Margaret Burrough’s work titled The Family, and William H. Johnson work titled Southern Family Series while learning about the influences behind artists’ works. Materials are included but students can bring a snack (recommended) and must wear a mask or face covering. Class size is limited for proper social distancing.

When: November 14 | 10:00 am—1:00 pm 

Price: $55 members | $65 non-members 

Memory Wire Bracelet Workshop

Artist Sheinata Carn-Hall of Reflections of African Jewelry hosts a hands-on workshop to create a bracelet using glass beads. Carn-Hall uses “gifts from the earth” to showcase her love for playful, brightly-colored stones and unexpected splendor. Her line employs beads from natural and recycled materials to craft one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that offer the strength of African, Cherokee, and International Fold Art culture in each piece. All materials are included. Class size is limited to allow for proper social distancing, and face masks must be worn by all participants. 

When: November 14 | 10:30 am—12:00 pm 

Price: $70 members | $85 non-members 

Virtual Curator-Led Tour: Building a Legacy with Sara Arnold

Explore the exhibition Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman with Gibbes Museum curator, Sara Arnold. This tour will be streamed through Facebook Live @theGibbesMuseum and is free and open to the public.

When: November 19 | 2:30  pm—3:30 pm 

Price: Free and open to the public 

Creating Characters and Stories Featuring Someone Special to You: Illustration Workshop with Clare Pernice for ages 8-11

Young artists will learn about creating characters and stories while developing their own unique illustration style. Participants may make a picture of a special person (family, friend, teacher) or pet to create a concertina card filled with caricatures and stories. Each workshop will build on understanding characters and how illustrators find inspiration using different drawing prompts, storyboards, and art materials. At the end of each workshop, students will have experienced drawing different characters and mini story ideas. They will also gain a fun and safe experience talking about their characters with the group. All materials are included.

When: November 21 | 10:30 am—12:30 pm 

Price: $55 members | $65 non-members

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

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