Congratulations to the Gibbes Museum of Art, Collection Now Available Worldwide

The Gibbes Museum of Art welcomes more than 40,000 visitors each year, and yet they may have just expanded their audience by the millions -as a part of the Google Art Project. The project features 151 museums, only 29 of which are located in the United States, with only 2 from the Southeast.

With 32,000 pieces of artwork from 155 collections, the Google Art Project brings sculpture, architecture and painting to your screen, with detail down to the brush stroke. Those of us at the Blackbaud headquarters are lucky enough to have the Gibbes in our backyard, but for those not so close, 43 pieces of their collection are now available for viewing worldwide.

Angela D. Mack, executive director and chief curator of the Gibbes Museum of Art said, “The mission of the Gibbes Museum of Art is to preserve and promote the art of Charleston and the American South. By participating in the Google Art Project, we are able to share treasures from our unique collection with art enthusiasts around the globe.”

Congratulations to the Gibbes – a century of contribution to the art world does not go unnoticed! I’m looking forward to making your pieces a part of my own gallery.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along the Museum Mile in Charleston’s historic district, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore stories of the South as seen through painting, sculpture, photographs and more. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.

135 Meeting St. in Charleston, SC.
Open Tues-Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.
Visit the Gibbes Museum of Art Site.

The Google Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners has created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share. A team of Googlers working across many product areas  harnesses the best of Google to power the Art Project experience. Few people will ever be lucky enough to be able to visit every museum or see every work of art they’re interested in, but now many more can enjoy over 30 000 works of art from sculpture to architecture and drawings and explore over 150 collections from 40 countries, all in one place.

Want to get your museum/institution/private collection added to the project? Complete the sign up form.

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