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April Issue 2010

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Features Works from the Ferguson Collection

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection, on view in the Main Gallery from Apr. 30 through Aug. 22, 2010.

Pablo Picasso

Selected from the private collection of prominent art enthusiasts Esther and James Ferguson, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by significant twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and Christo. The Ferguson's remarkable collection reflects their personal tastes in art, but also offers an overview of European and American modernism. Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art are among the many movements represented by this exhibition.

Esther and James Ferguson have said, "We are delighted to share 25 years of collecting extraordinary art with the Gibbes."

"We are grateful to Esther and Jim for allowing us to share their impressive collection with visitors to the Gibbes. We are benefiting not only with this glorious exhibition, but also from their invitation to Christo to come to Charleston," said Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack.

On Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010, Christo will discuss past and future monumental installations in a presentation and dialogue scheduled for 5:30pm at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street, in downtown Charleston. Call the Museum for ticket info.

This exhibition is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, William Means Real Estate, US Trust, and Charleston Magazine.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston's historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region's superb quality of life.

For further info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 843/722.2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

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