Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, South Carolina

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The Charleston Renaissance

April 3 - June 6, 1999


Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, The Rector's Kitchen and View of St. Michael's, c. 1915, wtercolor on board,

Greenville County Museum of Art

During the first half of the 20th Century, the city of Charleston became the subject of a cultural renewal that aimed to rescue the beleaguered and decaying city from its post-Civil War decline. Alfred Hutty, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner and Alice Ravenel Huger Smith produced works which attracted more nationally-known artists like Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, and George Biddle to the city. Together, they heightened appreciation of Charleston's historical, artistic, and architectural treasures.


Edward Hopper, Baptistery of St. John's, 1929, watercolor on paper, Greenville County Museum of Art


Anna Heyward Taylor, Garden on he Head!, c. 1925, color wood-block print, Greenville County Museum of Art


Organization: The exhibition is organized by the Greenville County Museum of Art, and is drawn from its permanent collection, private collections, and other museums. Comprised of more than 50 works, it will also be seen at the Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA) and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. It is part of the South Carolina Arts Commission's Century Project.

For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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