December at The Gibbes Museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art welcomes December with art and music in the park, a holiday shopping event and ongoing exhibitions. See below for more information on happenings at the museum in December.

, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What is art? Where does it live? And who decides? Join the Gibbes for REFRAME at Oak Terrace Preserve Pavilion for a celebration of art, music and the artist in you. Guest musician Mike Brown will be performing, current Visiting Artist Amiri Farris will be live painting and the Gibbes will supply the art supplies for guests to pick up a brush and paint their own masterpiece on the lawn of the park. This event is free and open to the public.

A Night at the Museum
, Dec. 7, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year, the Gibbes is keeping the doors open late for a special evening filled with art, antiques, shopping, art making and more. Guests can chat with Visiting Artists Nadia Stieglitz and Amiri Farris, make monoprints with Lese Corrigan, listen to musical selections from around the world with Charleston Opera Theater and explore the galleries with a museum interpreter while they shop local vendors for all their holiday needs. Local vendors include George C. Birlant & Co., Tucker Payne Antiques, Goddess Collective, The Tiny Tassel, Saint Honore Pastry and Jonathan Green Studios, among others.  

Bo Bartlett: Earthly MattersOngoing special exhibit from Sept. 9, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023

Acclaimed for his large-scale paintings that explore modern American life and cultural heritage, contemporary artist Bo Bartlett follows the traditions of American Realists such as Thomas Eakins, Edward Hooper and Andrew Wyeth. Earthly Matters presents a selection of Bartlett’s recent works that examine humankind’s impact on and interaction with nature’s elements. Bartlett’s subjects, both human and animal, find themselves in precarious environmental situations, either from their own doing or by forces beyond their control. Bartlett’s appreciation for the beauty of ordinary moments imbues his work with an underlying luminosity and frankness. His larger-than-life scenes break down the barriers between the subjects on canvas and the viewers, who are invited to contemplate their role in the narrative.

From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection
Ongoing special exhibit from Oct. 14, 2022 – March 5, 2023

The first exhibition of its kind, From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection focuses on the aesthetics of Greek Geometric art. The exhibition, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, features 57 objects from the Sol Rabin Collection, considered the most important Geometric Greek collection in private hands. This collection and exhibition reexamine the contributions and innovations of art during the Geometric period and its enduring legacy throughout classical antiquity.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

(Image credit: The Gibbes Museum)