The Gibbes Museum of Art last week announced the release of their first children’s book, G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book. The book introduces readers to art and terminology encountered during a visit to the museum.
A twist on the traditional ABC book, this illustrated story is inspired by the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston’s oldest art gallery. G is for Gibbes was written by Gibbes board member Cathy Bennington Jenrette and illustrated by Gibbes Creative Director Erin Bennett Banks. The book is now available for purchase at the Gibbes Museum Store.
“It’s important for us that the Gibbes enhances lives through art by enabling visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover and be inspired by the creative process,” Angela Mack, Executive Director at the Gibbes Museum of Art, said. “Education through storybooks is an invaluable way to introduce new concepts that resonate with kids, and we are extremely proud to say that this book does just that.”
The book is narrated by an art-loving alligator, giving children of all ages the opportunity to experience a museum for the first time. G is for Gibbes engages readers with works of art from the Gibbes Museum’s permanent collection, as well as broader art terms such as abstract art, colors, impressionism, drawing and landscape. The book also introduces readers to less familiar terms such as miniature portraits and restoration. G is for Gibbes allows children to experience the joy of visiting an art museum through the eyes of the Gibbes Gator and learn to love the alphabet in a whole new way.
A book launch event will be held on February 15, 2020, so save the date!
For more information about the book, click here.