Gallivanting at the Gibbes

I recently visited the oldest art museum in Charleston, the newly renovated Gibbes Museum of Art.  I’m a lover of art and I believe the space that showcases it should be just as beautiful.  After undergoing a 2 year renovation the museum is a shining beacon in architecture preservation.  The tri-level building houses a large collection of art spanning over four hundred years including contemporary art that rivals any collection at The Whitney.

Other than the incredible art that covers the walls, I love that this is a museum for the people.  They offer art classes for both adults and children, hands on workshops like hand loom weaving, film screenings, and their annual Art of Design coming up on March 3rd featuring HGTV’s Vern Yip.

Classic portraits get a modern twist when displayed against a purple hued wall.

Another major addition is Cafe Gibbes which serves yummy artisanal sandwiches, salads, and sides.  There’s always room for more dining in Charleston, especially when the food is this good.

A Tiffany-style glass dome ceiling was one of my favorite details in the Gibbes.

With all of fabulous events that happen in Charleston, the Gibbes Museum of Art is one of the most sought after venues.  Hosting everything from Charleston Wedding Week to Graffiti in the Garden, the outdoor space boasts an enchanting setting.  This beautiful dress by Mason Hosker would be perfect for one of their formal affairs.  I had to take it for spin from their boutique that’s a few blocks away on State Street.  New designer on the block Danielle Hosker opened up her shop in December and is taking the city by storm.  Her pretty and sophisticated frocks are red carpet ready with couture quality that raises the bar in our local fashion scene.  I’m so excited for her runway debut on Friday March 17th at Charleston Fashion Week.

This double sided antler box clutch by Taxidermy available at Germain Dermatology was the perfect pairing with this dress.  Lizard skin on one side, python on the other, you can’t go wrong when you get two bags in one.  These statement rings from Gold Creations are exactly what you need for a night out on the town.

Mckenzie dress $1,050 by Mason Hosker // Double sided antler box $695 by Taxidermy available at Germain Dermatology // 14k gold rose petal earrings $1,200, 14k gold green amethyst and malachite ring $1,200, 14k gold polished scalloped dome ring $700 from Gold Creations // Sam Edelman Women’s Audrey Dress Sandal $109.98 from Amazon // Quay sunglasses $50 from Pac Sun

Photography by Libby Williams

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