Angela Mack tells us about Love for community, family, and for her cherished Gibbes museum.
In this segment of LOVE, we hear a great historical recount of how one of the most important museums in the southern United States came to exist and hold some of the most important works of art in American culture.
Angela Mack is executive director and chief curator for the Gibbes Museum of Art, which has undergone a $14M building renovation and opened to the public on May 28th. Her publications include Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art (2008); Edward Hopper in Charleston (2008); Henry Benbridge (1743-1812): Charleston Portrait Painter (2001); and In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad, 1740-1860 (1999). A contributor to several periodicals, she has written articles for The Magazine Antiques, Sculpture Magazine, American Art Review, and South Carolina Historical Society Magazine.
Mrs. Mack is chair of the Charleston Heritage Federation, a member of the Board of the Charleston Area Visitors and Convention Bureau, and serves on the Art and History Commission of the City of Charleston. She has served on the Citadel Humanities and Social Sciences Advisor Committee, the scholars committee for the NYC Winter Antique Show exhibition, and has lectured at Sotheby’s, Colonial Williamsburg, and for the National Decorative Arts Trust.