The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.
  Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2", colored pencil
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

Tuesday, January 5 - Thursday, April 7, 2016

Recognized around the world for his innovative style and modern designs, architect Frank Lloyd Wright originated and popularized the concept that structures should exist in harmony with humanity and their environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. The concept extended not only to structures' exteriors, but also to the interiors, furnishings and ornaments - insisting that all parts should be as one. The exhibition is comprised of 28 framed works, including 20 reproduction drawings and eight photographs, representing Wright's most distinctive interiors. Frank Lloyd Merchandise is available in our Museum gift shop for fun and unique gifts. For more merchandise on Frank Lloyd Wright from 1000 Museums, follow the link.


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Joe Quinn: Underwater

Thursday, January 14 - Thursday, April 21, 2016

Originally from New York City, Quinn now calls Myrtle Beach home. He is a professional photographer who specializes in underwater, nature, documentary and fine art imagery. Quinn's work has been published in magazines, books and on the web, most notably in Asian Geographic, National Geographic, Smithsonian and Dive News. He is a member of the Ocean Artists Society, a unique alliance of the world's top marine life artists, sculptors, painters and photographers. For more information on Joe Quinn and his artwork, use the link to visit his website. Joe Quinn: Underwater



Charles Clary's Infect[ious] Installations

Thursday, January 21 - Thursday, April 21, 2016

Charles Clary of Morristown, TN, currently teaches studio art at Coastal Carolina University. Using hand-cut, layered paper to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and concentric sound waves, Clary challenges viewers to suspend disbelief and venture into his fabricated reality. In 2013, Clary lost his parents, two weeks apart, to smoking related cancers. Clary channeled his grief into creating conceptual ideas for his art. Thinking of cancer, a disease that is a perfectly structured killer, beautiful in its architecture but grotesque in its eventuality, and also of nostalgia, the longing for childhood and for his parents, Clary was inspired to explore drywall and discarded wallpaper as a medium. Incorporating wallpapered drywall into his colorful, hand-constructed paper landscapes, Clary presents us with the ideas of order from chaos, beauty from destruction and hope for more joyous times.



Kirkland Smith: Assemblages

Thursday, January 21 - Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kirkland Smith was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and now lives in Columbia. She earned a BA degree from the University of South Carolina in Studio Arts, concentrating on ceramics and sculpture. In 2008, Kirkland entered an environmental art contest and almost by accident began creating contemporary Assemblages from post-consumer materials. Using discarded objects as her "paint," she found an evocative way to deliver the message of the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. She writes, "Each assemblage is a little piece of our history. It is the story of us today. What we throw away says a lot about who we are, but what we choose to cherish and protect says even more in the end."



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