Current Exhibit

Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style

July 21, 2016 to March 5, 2017
Location: Textile Gallery

The latest offering from our extensive historic textiles collection, Killer Fashion looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments.

buy tickets     details

Current Exhibit

Snow Days in Charleston: The Great Blizzard of 1899

December 1, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Location: Lowcountry Image Gallery

The photographs you see in Snow Days in Charleston feature images from the “Great Blizzard of 1899.” For two weeks in February, a massive snow storm swept across the United States. Also referred to as the “Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899,” this storm of snow and ice brought bone-chilling cold from the Arctic that lasted from February 6 - 14. With an estimated one hundred lives lost nationwide, the blizzard also destroyed countless crops and livestock across the country. Charleston experienced a mixture of snow and sleet February 11 - 12 with reported temperatures of 7°F and four inches of snow. Undaunted by the weather, amateur photographers Robert Achurch, Franklin Frost Sams, Leila Waring and Sabina Elliott Wells, trudged through the drifts with their heavy cameras to capture this extraordinary snowfall on the peninsula.

buy tickets     details

Current Exhibit

Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy

MAY 6, 2016 – JANUARY 6, 2017
Location: Lobby Gallery

Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy presents the massive collection of animal skeletons collected and prepared by former director Gabriel E. Manigualt.

buy tickets     details

Current Exhibit

Storeroom Stories

The Charleston Museum has incredible resources. We would like to use these resources to share more with the public. Therefore, the Museum will now be offering a special monthly exhibit, titled Storeroom Stories, which highlights a specific and unique artifact, personally hand-picked by a curator to share with the public.

Read the Storeroom Blog

buy tickets