Jan 20, 2021
New Exhibitions open on January 22nd
at the Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art
Two new art exhibitions open at the Gibbes Museum of Art on January 22, 2021. The first exhibit, In Body and Soul: The Figure in Modernist Photography, is drawn from the Robert Marks Collection. This exhibition
features thirty photographs by renowned 20th century photographers including Stieglitz, Hines, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, George Platt Lynes, and László Moholy-Nagy. Employing a variety of techniques from cropping and zooming, to distortion and framing, photographers explored the human figure for social, performative, voyeuristic, and documentary purposes.
The second exhibit, Manning Williams: Reinventing Narrative Painting, features thirty paintings from Williams’s prolific career that spanned more than forty years. A Charleston native and lifelong resident, Williams (American, 1939—2012) earned degrees from the College of Charleston and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His highly personal approach to realist painting emphasized storytelling and was fueled by an interest in portraying subjects that he found on the periphery of the city and along the barrier islands.
Jan 12, 2021
Local Residents Receive Half Off Admission
in January at Middleton Place
Half off admission for local residents at Middleton Place
As a way to say “thank you,” Middleton Place invites local residents to visit during January and enjoy half-price adult General Admission to the Gardens and Stableyards. For residents of the Tri-County area, the special rate provides an opportunity to bring the family and enjoy a leisurely day in outdoor open spaces. Tickets for the local resident admission special must be purchased at the Visitors Center upon arrival by showing a valid ID verifying a local address.
Jan 11, 2021
Cooper River Bridge
Run 2021 Rescheduled
Cooper River Bridge Run 2021
The March 27, 2021 Cooper River Bridge Run has been rescheduled for September 25, 2021. The race is being rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns so that participants can enjoy the Bridge Run with all its traditions and feel safe gathering together again in larger crowds.
Dec 01, 2020
CHARLESTON 2020 HOLIDAY EVENTS UPDATE
City of Charleston 2020 Holiday Events Update Charleston, S.C.--This holiday season, the city of Charleston will hold the following holiday events. NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Holiday Parade and Holiday Boat Parade have been cancelled. From December 5, 2020 through December 20, the Charleston Holiday Market in Marion Square will be held Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. COVID protocols will be in place at the markets including additional spacing between vendors, hand washing/sanitizing stations and the requirement that all vendors and patrons wear masks and maintain social distancing throughout the events. The markets will feature 36 vendors on Saturdays and 24 vendors on Sundays including farm products, packaged food vendors, artisans and crafters. On Sunday, December 6, a virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on the City of Charleston Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/CityCharleston. On Sunday, December 13, Chanukah in the Square, which is normally held in Marion Square, will take place in a drive-in format at The Bend on Azalea Drive in North Charleston. On Friday, December 18 at 6 p.m. there will be a virtual holiday greeting from the City of Charleston and Mayor John Tecklenburg via the City of Charleston Facebook Page. From now until January 1, 2021, the city is providing 2 hours of free parking downtown with this year’s Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston parking voucher. The voucher can be downloaded here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28006/2020-Holiday-Parking-Voucher. More details will be provided closer to the date of each event, as appropriate. MEDIA CONTACT: Jack O’Toole, Director of Communications Media Relations/Public Information (843) 518-3228 firstname.lastname@example.org
May 25, 2020
Cypress Gardens reopening
Cypress Gardens will reopen on Tuesday May 26th. The playground, the picnic shelter at the playground, and the drinking fountains will remain closed. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online.
May 23, 2020
Charleston Tourist Attractions
As Charleston begins to reopen, some attractions, museums, tours, and historic sites are also reopening. Be advised that some attractions and sites are limiting the number of visitors, performing temperature checks, and reducing the hours they are open. We advise visiting the attractions website before planning a visit. Below are some of the attractions and tours that have reopened.