Sharing the Legacy of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Sep 5, 2016

Detail from "The Reserve in Summer." (Alice Ravenel Huger Smith)
Credit Gibbes Museum

  The Middleton Place Foundation is helping to share the artistic legacy of Charleston Renaissance artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith with exhibits at the Middleton Place House Museum and the Edmondston-Alston House, a Smith exhibit from October 23, 2016, to June 17, 2017.

Charleston’s Middleton Place was established early in the life of the Carolina colony as a base of operations for a Low Country planter family; it also contained a dynamic, African-American, slave community. When Charles Duell, a direct Middleton descendant, inherited Middleton Place, he realized that the history of the site needed to be preserved, interpreted, and shared. Duell helped to found the Middleton Place Foundation forty years ago, and he joins Dr. Edgar this week  along with board member Ann Gaud Tinker to talk about the ongoing mission of the site, as well as the upcoming Smith exhibition.