The Gibbes Museum of Art Presents

Distinguished Lecture Series: Martin Margulies
A Live Stream or In-Person Event

Nov 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Tickets start at $10

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

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.

Event sponsors include founder of the Distinguished Lecture Series and former Gibbes board member Esther Ferguson, The Kennard Kennedy Family Fund, The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust, The Post and Courier and the Charleston Gaillard Center.

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Tickets will be sold as “Best Available.” The Ticket Office will seat people based on when they purchased and where they fit best in the hall to meet social distance requirements. Please note: multiple cameras will be present filming the live stream and there will be some obstruction of sight lines depending on final camera placement.


Ticket holders who purchased the live stream by November 9 will receive a link and password for the live stream 24 hours in advance. (Note – If you purchased after November 9, you will receive the link in your “Print at Home” ticket.)

Silver Orange Plum, by Mark Rothko, 1962; oil on canvas; 64 x92 inches; Courtesy of Martin Z. Margulies