Myrtle Beach Art Museum
Dubbed as ‘one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas’, the Myrtle Beach Art Museum will greet your group next! More formally known as the Franklin G Burroughs - Simeon B Chapin Art Museum, this premier visual arts center holds various regular and visiting exhibits, an on-site library, and a classroom for hands-on workshops and insightful lectures. Being the Grand Strand’s only art museum, this center is seen as a ‘beacon of culture’, a free attraction that holds exhibits and entertaining educational outlets that all ages will love.
The vintage beach cottage the museum is housed in dates back to 1924, a previous vacation home turned museum in 1997. The front door is just steps away from the beach, the path to the Atlantic Ocean lined with live oaks.
'The Art Museum’s 11 galleries house rotating exhibitions throughout the year, rotating a mix of traveling exhibitions and portions of our permanent collection every 3-4 months. [The] permanent collection is comprised of 4 main collections, The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, The Bishop Collection of Antique Maps and Prints, The Barbara Burgess and John Drivel Spiel Southern Art Collection, The Museum Collection of Gifts and Purchases.' The galleries are filled with regional, national, and international works, each works evocative and thought-provoking in its own way. See various paintings, sculptures, textiles, video, ceramics, photography, and even collage work throughout during a docent-led group tour or by exploring on your own.
Some of the most notable artists whose works have been featured here include Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Rockwell, Brian Rutenberg, and Jonathan Green. Later this fall, the museum will be celebrating the Art Museum’s 20th Anniversary with Grand Strand Collects and Jocelyn Chateauvert.