Gibbes Museum in Charleston presents exhibitions of Romantic-era and Japonisme paintings

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 22, 2014 

The Gibbes Museum of Art presents two exhibitions, "Romantic Spirits: 19th Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection" and "The Great Wave: Japonisme in Charleston."

"Romantic Spirits," in the main gallery, examines to core concepts of the Romantic Movement as it unfolded in the art of the South. "The Great Wave," in the rotunda galleries, examines the influence of Japanese prints on the artists of the Charleston Renaissance period who found inspiration in the compositions and colors schemes of woodblock prints created by masters of Japan's ukiyo-e school.

Special exhibition tours of the "Romantic Spirits" exhibitions will be held at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 2:30 p.m. March 6. Special exhibition tours of "The Great Wave" will be at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 2:30 p.m. March 20.

There will be a tour and wood printing demonstration, which includes lunch and print-making, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25, and a Japanese printmaking and the culinary arts session at 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at Southern Seasons, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. Registration is required for the those events; tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. The museum is at 135 Meeting St., Charleston.

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