From its beginning, the Gibbes Art Gallery of Charleston, South Carolina had a two-fold mission: to exhibit paintings and to teach art.
Over 110 years and a $13.5 million renovation later, the Gibbes Museum of Art is returning to that mission.
James Shoolbred Gibbes, who bequeathed the first $100,000 for a building to be so used, would be well pleased.
Indeed, he would likely be awed.
The renovation of the 1905 Beaux Arts-style building was meticulously conceived and masterfully carried out.