by Seth Clare
This fall marks the inaugural season of the Gibbes Museum’s Art With a Twist, a lecture series that will encourage the community to find new ways of looking at art. The schedule boasts activities like excursions to other museums, children’s crafts, lunchtime lectures, and wine tastings.
The first lecture of the series is An Artistic Pairing: Art & Wine, which takes place on Wed. Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. The lecture will be led by Michael Cohen, owner of the wine and cheese shop Goat Sheep Cow and adjunct professor with the College of Charleston’s hospitality and tourism management department. Cohen will deconstruct artistic images of wine consumption from a variety of time periods and cultures throughout human history, and consider the artistic aspects of creating wine labels. There will be a wine and cheese tasting following the lecture.
Later installments include activities like a lower King Street antiquing walk led by interior designer Kathleen River and art appraisers Elizabeth Ryan and George Read on Dec. 5, a lunchtime lecture on impressionism in Charleston on Jan. 28, and a field trip to the Columbia Museum of Art for a special curator-led tour of Impressionism from Monet to Matisse. The events are $20 for Gibbes members, $30 for non-members except for the field trip to Columbia, which is $45 for members, $55 for non-members.
Call (843) 722-2706 ext. 21 or visit gibbesmuseum.org/events for the full list of Art with a Twist events.