Gibbes Museum of Art Welcomes Art Consultant Barbara Guggenheim for Special Event – How the Art World Works

Author and art consultant Barbara Guggenheim will discuss the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of collecting art at an event titled How the Art World Works: New Twists on the World’s Second Oldest Profession at the Gibbes Museum of Art on Thursday, February 4. Ms. Guggenheim’s lecture will begin at 6pm and it will be followed by a reception at 7pm.

Barbara Guggenheim is a partner in the national firm of art consultants, Guggenheim, Asher Associates. She holds a doctorate in Art History, has taught on the university level, was head lecturer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has worked at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Through her consulting company, Guggenheim has advised corporations such as Coca-Cola and Sony, and individuals, including celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg.

Ms. Guggenheim has been the subject of numerous magazine profiles, including two in Vanity Fair, and has lectured across the country and abroad. In addition, Guggenheim regularly writes humor for W and Elle. She has written three books including Decorating on eBay: Fast & Stylish on a Budget and has a fourth coming out in January entitled The Ultimate Organizer: How to Be Your Own Personal Assistant.

“We are excited to have Barbara Guggenheim share her thoughts on collecting art with the Charleston community,” said Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack.

Tickets for the February 4 lecture and reception are $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Gibbes Museum Store, by calling 843-722-2706 x 22, or online at (online purchasing available through January 29).

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 of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

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