Two new exhibits at the Gibbes Museum
Posted 1/7/2011 6:28:00 PM
The Gibbes Museum
has just opened two new exhibitions: Art in Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art and J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars. Both exhibits will run now through March 27.
Art in Our Time features a variety of artworks that explore the diversity of styles, subjects and mediums in the last 100 years of art-making. Painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video and prints will take the visitor on a journey through modernism, minimalism, pop art and more. It features work by modern masters like Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder and Nan Goldin.
A special event is scheduled in connection with Art in Our Time. The Charleston Chamber Opera will present “American Masters,” a musical response to the exhibit. Two 20th century operas will make up the bill: A Hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber and Douglas Moore’s Gallantry, a parody of 1950’s soap operas. The event will take place on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. in the Gibbes Museum of Art Rotunda. Tickets are $25 and include museum admission.
J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars takes a look at a local artist’s career. A Charleston native, Fair illustrates the way that industrial America has greatly altered our landscape. His large-scale, aerial shots depict in vibrant color ecological disasters like the recent BP oil spill with a sort of beauty that is in stark contrast to the environmental horror of their content.
The Gibbes Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, students and military, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Click here
for more information.