Some of the finest examples of 20th century American photography are on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art, now through Jan. 14, 2024. This exhibition, The Bitter Years: Dorthea Lange and Walker Evans Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, showcases 65 photographs by renowned American photographers who launched their careers as documentarians of the Great Depression.The Gibbes is offering special programming throughout the duration of this exhibition, and there are still three programs remaining: The Poetics of Witness, Sept. 20 Inspired by the exhibition The Bitter Years: Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the Gibbes will host an evening with contemporary documentary photographers, scholars and poets to explore the different ways artists bear witness, creating work that inhabits the space between the personal and the political. One of the featured speakers at the event will be American poet Marjory Wentworth. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Ppe6ej. Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Film Screening, Oct. 1While Dorothea Lange’s haunting image The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized photographs in the world, few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera. Award winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, Lange’s granddaughter, directs and narrates this intimate documentary as it explores Lange’s life, probes the nature of her muses—two great men and the camera itself—and her uncompromising vision. The screening will be followed by a virtual conversation with Dyanna Taylor, filmmaker and Lange's granddaughter. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3P84uDb. Literary Gibbes: A Book Club Discussion, Dec. 2Inspired by The Bitter Years, the museum will host a book discussion on “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/47ZFmap.For more information about The Bitter Years visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Sep 20 - Jan 14
Special 250th Early Days Gallery Tour with Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden - Celebrate the Charleston Museum’s 250th anniversary with a tour of the Museum’s earliest collections in the Early Days gallery, which reflects the Museum’s long history from its founding before the American Revolution to the late twentieth century. Following the tour of Early Days gallery, guests will be led through the Museum’s special exhibit America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving, and Educating, Part 2, which will include a church pew made by enslaved hands measuring 20 feet in length, centuries old Archaic carved bone pins, a skull from the largest known flying bird and a couture Fortuny gown. Join Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden for the story of the Museum’s history and take a closer look at some of its earliest objects. This program is FREE for Members and FREE with admission. Reservations preferred. www.charlestonmuseum.org… tour-with-curator-of-archaeology-martha-zierden/
Sep 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits
Tequila specials and $4 Shrimp Tacos available every Thursday at The Watch.
Sep 21, 6pm - 11pm
The Refinery continues hosting concerts this summer at their outdoor music amphitheater - Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth and Keller & The Keels – September 21st
Sep 21, 6pm - 9pm
Itinerant Literate Bookstop
Crimes and Crafts: The Echo Wife - Meet up with friends and other like-minded participants as you gather at this book event. The introspective and thought-provoking work will leave you feeling something and ready to discuss with others.