Courtesy Gibbes Museum of Art
The Gibbes presents photography by Rauschenberg starting this September.
Today the Gibbes Museum of Art announced that it has been awarded a South Carolina Humanities grant; the museum will receive $6,400 to support its upcoming special exhibition, Rauschenberg in Charleston
This grant comes just seven months after the Gibbes received another major grant, this one from the National Endowment for the Arts, which awarded the Gibbes $10,000 to support its high school-level arts outreach program, It Starts with a Dot.
The SC Humanities grant supports research and planning for Rauschenberg in Charleston
, which opens this coming September. Rauschenberg's first experiences with photography were in the South as a student at Black Mountain College in the late 1940s, with Charleston as one of his earliest subjects.
In a press release Gibbes executive director Angela Mack said, "We are thrilled that our work is being recognized by these prestigious organizations through grant funding. The Gibbes strives to display art that gives visitors a sense of Charleston’s rich cultural heritage, and the Rauschenberg exhibit will do just that."
Rauschenberg in Charleston
will feature a selection of Rauschenberg's Charleston photographs taken between 1952 and 1981.