Gibbes Museum of Art

The Gibbes collection has deep roots in the history of the American South. Featuring work from the colonial era to the present, the collection includes landscapes, portraits, works on paper, decorative arts, and sculptures. The subject matter of American art is explored with permanent exhibits highlighting miniature portraits, regional schools of art, and the Charleston Renaissance. Students visiting the museum can even learn about how artwork is cared for and preserved at the museum. Other tour topics for students include storytelling elements in art, history, mathematical/design concepts, and the characteristics of different art movements, such as Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Charleston County. Tel: 843-722-2706. Email: tours@gibbesmuseum.org. Website: www.gibbesmuseum.org. Hrs: Tues., Thurs.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Wed. 10AM-8PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

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Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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