The Gibbes Museum of Art is planning a new exhibition and the museum staff is asking people living in the Charleston area to curate the show.

It will be the last exhibit in the main second-floor gallery before the building undergoes extensive renovations.

“People’s Choice: A Community-Curated Exhibition” will open May 3. Beginning March 1, the public is invited to go to the People’s Choice website,, to review 140 artworks from the permanent collection, comment and vote on favorites.

In the run-up to the public voting, the Gibbes will present four selections each week from a variety of “Featured Voters” in an effort to encourage public input and conversation.

Featured Voters include public figures such as TV news anchor Carolyn Murray; Mickey Bakst of Charleston Grill; cookbook author Nathalie Dupree; the Rev. Joe Darby; and The Post and Courier’s arts writer Adam Parker.

Public voting runs through March.

Related special events include:

Street Party, 7:30-10 p.m. May 2. Mark opening of exhibition with culinary delights from local chefs, an open bar and dancing. Members $100, nonmembers $135, sponsors $1,000 (includes two tickets to the VIP cocktail reception April 28 and two tickets to the Street Party). 722-2706, ext. 21, or www.

People’s Choice opening, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3. Free admission.

People’s Choice tour, 2:30 p.m. May 9. Free with admission.

People’s Choice gallery tour, 2:30 p.m. June 20. Free with admission.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9 adults; $7 seniors, students and military; $5 children 6-12. Members and children under 6 enter free.