Distinguished Lecture Series

The Gibbes Museum of Art is thrilled to present Martin Margulies as our 2020 Distinguished Lecture Speaker.

Tickets on sale starting September 21 for Gibbes Members. Please check your email for a special promotion code to purchase tickets before the general public.

Part of the meteoric rise of the Miami art scene since the late 1990s, which gave birth to North America's largest contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami, Mr. Margulies is consistently named one of the top 200 art collectors in the world. A man with a true passion for art, he began collecting in 1976 with the purchase of a work by Isamu Noguchi and has developed close personal relationships with the many artists he has acquired. Often moving under the radar, Mr. Margulies has gone on to build one of the world’s major collections of contemporary art, and he is considered one of the top 25 photography collectors in the world. He is passionate, smart, and forthright about the art market and collecting, and certain to be an entertaining, knowledgeable, and engaging speaker this fall.

By any measure we recognize this year is unique. That’s why we'll be offering a limited amount of tickets for a socially-distanced, in-person experience and a virtual streaming ticket option. Tickets will go on sale through the Gaillard's website for Gibbes members on Monday, September 21 and to the general public on Friday, September 24.

$50 In-person (plus fees) | $10 Virtual Live Stream

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About Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series was founded by former Gibbes Board member and philanthropist Esther Ferguson, whose vision is to bring cultural leaders to Charleston. For more than eight years, we have welcomed amazing, creative influencers in art and architecture including international cosmetics magnate, philanthropist, and art collector Leonard Lauder, eminent scholar and director emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Phillippe de Montebello, artists Christo and Jeff Koons, environmentalist Maya Lin, and the illustrious Fred Wilson whose work consistently challenges assumptions of history, culture, race, and conventions of display.