Mexico and the Charleston Renaissance, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
On view through May 20, 2018
While a student at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1939, William Halsey was awarded a prestigious fellowship for study abroad. With war raging in Europe, Halsey and his artist-wife, Corrie McCallum, set sail for Mexico instead, where they absorbed the culture, color, and texture of the country. On view at the Gibbes Museum of Art through May 20, Mexico and the Charleston Renaissance explores the influence of Mexican art and culture upon American artists in the mid-twentieth century, particularly those associated with the Charleston Renaissance. The exhibition features paintings and works on paper from the Gibbes collection by Halsey, McCallum, Anna Heyward Taylor, George Biddle, Charles Wilbert White, and Edward Middleton Manigault.