Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022: Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and helping our community to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Upcoming Exhibit

Birdwatching: A celebration of art and conservation

February 11, 2022 - April 03, 2022 | Joseph Manigault House

Drawing from nature, the splendors of bird watching, and the interconnectivity between humans and the natural world, this unique visual experience takes viewers on a journey between the Joseph Manigault House, The Dewberry hotel, and Garden & Gun’s Cigar Factory offices, each location sparking wonder and awareness of avian conservation. Curated and artistically directed by Kelly S. Turner, and produced by Garden & Gun, the exhibition centers on an immersive installation at the Joseph Manigault House, where viewers will step into a spectacular avian menagerie inspired by nineteenth century artist-naturalists. The exhibition features original works from contemporary artists Brandon Ballengée, Clare Celeste Börsch, and J. Drew Lanham, as well as historical specimens and objects from the Charleston Museum’s expansive collections. For more information, visit gardenandgun.com/birdwatching

In partnership with:
EXPLORE CHARLESTON
SILVERCREST ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP
THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM
THE DEWBERRY HOTEL

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Upcoming Exhibit

Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s

March 28, 2022 - December 18, 2022 | Lowcountry Image Gallery

Sports have historically been important to our personal well-being. In addition to the health benefits of physical activity, life values such as teamwork, discipline, and emotional self-control are frequently learned through recreational games. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the rise of a variety of sports across the country, and these inevitably found their way to Charleston. Join us to view historic photographs from the Museum's Archives collection of sporting moments from the Lowcountry.

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Upcoming Exhibit

Chintz: A Quilted History

April 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022

Today “chintzy” might refer to a clashing pattern or a frilly outdated design, but in the 18th and 19th centuries chintz was one of the most valued textiles in the world. Come rediscover the beauty of chintz through quilts from the Historic Textiles Collection, and learn about the global tradeways that brought the textile to South Carolina.

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