Art & Literature

New Special Exhibitions Now Open at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Two new special exhibitions are now on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art.  Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection and A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke will be on display in galleries 8 and 9 respectively from January 17 – May 3, 2020. “We’re excited to…

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Howard Receives Collection of African American Art, Establishes Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics in Honor of Legendary Scholar Ronald W. Walters

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, Ph.D., was recognized as a leading political strategist and expert on issues affecting the African diaspora. A dedicated leader, Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s Department of Political Science for 25 years and was department chair for nearly a decade. In honor of Walters’ legacy, his wife, Patricia Turner Walters, is gifting Howard University with…

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21 Charleston-area artists selected for ArtFields 2020

This year, there were 21 selected artists from the greater Charleston area making it one of the most highly represented in the state. In all, 95 SC artists have been chosen. The full list of accepted artists for the 2020 competition can be found here.  Prizes: Grand Prize – $50,000 Second Place- $25,000 People’s Choice 2D – $12,500…

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SC African American History Calendar January 2020 Honoree: Vivian Ayers Allen

A native of Chester, S.C., Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen is a poet, cultural activist, and American classicist. A 1939 graduate of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester, Dr. Ayers attended Barber-Scotia College and Bennett College. Dr. Ayers has also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Bennett College and Wilberforce University. Her literary career began in Houston,…

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Disney’s The Lion King Celebrates Record Breaking Engagement in North Charleston

Disney’s The Lion King is celebrating a record breaking engagement which ended on Sunday, December 15. The triumphant two-week premiere engagement grossed more than $2.4 million at the box office and entertained more than 32,000 theatergoers. The production, which played 16 performances at North Charleston Performing Arts Center from  December 4 through December 15, broke the box office record for the highest…

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