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Explore Charleston SC: The Gibbes Museum of Art

Things to Do in Charleston SC

If you love exploring culture and art, then Charleston is the perfect vacation spot for you. Charleston has an old-world European feel and has tons of amazing art galleries, theaters and historical sights to enjoy. With it’s downhome Southern charm and amazing attractions, its no surprised that readers of Conde Nast traveler voted Charleston the best city in the world in 2012. Come see what all the fuss is about and stay at the French Quarter Inn, an award-winning downtown Charleston hotel.


When staying at the French Quarter Inn, take a short walk through downtown Charleston to the Gibbes Museum of Art! The Gibbes Museum of Art features amazing paintings and photography from around Charleston. The Gibbes has several permanent collections as well as some current and upcoming exhibitions that explore time periods and events in Charleston’s history. Check out these great exhibits at the Gibbes:


  • The Charleston Story–  this huge permanent exhibit takes up multiple galleries on the first floor and features over a 10,000 pieces. This exhibit showcases life in Charleston from the colonial days through to modern Charleston.
  • The Rice Plantation Series– This exhibit features beautiful watercolor paintings by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, who lived in the Charleston area between the two world wars. Some of these stunning watercolor paintings explore plantation life from a planter’s perspective in the 1800s.
  • People’s Choice Exhibit–  Going on in the main gallery from may 3rd– Sept. 15th, this exhibit features the favorite works by frequent patrons of the museum. Members of Charleston were invited to pick out their favorite pieces from the main gallery to join this fun gallery.

Make sure to spend some time to explore Charleston SC and the Gibbes Museum of Art during a stay with the French Quarter Inn.  Their boutique hotel is the perfect spot for a vacation to Charleston!