To me the real art of the Gibbes is the building itself. The organization started in 1858. This building was completed in 1905.
A collection of 10,000 + pieces is owned, however in the magnificent rotunda room only a few marble busts are displayed. The room takes center stage.
Passing By Photo (Ellen) has an unbelievable photograph up into this ceiling Click here to view.
I knew as I shot these images they would be in monochrome. I almost changed the camera to capture only B&W but didn’t bother since it didn’t matter.
Below is a Charleston roof top scene.
In this photograph the center building rotunda is the roof of the Gibbes.
We need to return on a cloudy day to shoot through the rotunda again. The glass will have a completely different look.