Gibbes Museum of Art Opens The Creative Spirit: Vernacular Art from the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection

The Gibbes Museum of Art presents The Creative Spirit: Vernacular Art from the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection,on view July 22 – October 16, 2011. This exhibition showcases paintings, drawings, and sculpture by the foremost self-taught artists of the American south.


Everything is Under the Black Tree, n.d., By Thornton Dial, Sr. (American, b. 1928), paint on plywood, 31 1/2 x 48 inches, courtesy of the Gadsden Arts Center.

The Creative Spirit: Vernacular Art from the Gadsden Arts Center Permanent Collection is organized by the Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida. and made possible in part by Dr. Lou and Mrs. Calynne Hill, Dr. Jim and Mrs. Betty Ann Rodgers, and the Gadsden Arts Endowment Trust, Inc. The exhibition at the Gibbes is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

The Gibbes Museum of Art exists to link the art of our past with the art of our future through innovative exhibitions, acquisitions, interpretation and educational programs that preserve and promote the art of Charleston and the American South.
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