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Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas

Featuring the British Royal Collection, this exhibition explores the incredible life and work of Mark Catesby, the English artist, scientist and explorer who spent four years documenting the natural habitats of the Carolinas, Florida and the Bahamas. In 1722, Catesby arrived in Charleston and traveled throughout South Carolina and beyond documenting birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects and mammals indigenous to the American colonies. Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas marks the first showing of Catesby's original watercolors in Charleston, and only the second time his watercolors have been on view in the United States. The exhibition features 44 paintings on loan from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection.


05/12/2017 - 05/24/2017


The Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street



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