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

Dixie Dugan, Pavilion I, 1980, watercolor, 26" x 36", Collection of Bill and Lineta Pritchard


Dixie Dugan, Sweet Grass Lady, 1984, watercolor, 22" x 30", Collection of Sudie and Reg Daves


Leo Twiggs, East Wind #1-First Breeze, 1990, batik, 16" x 19"


Leo Twiggs, east Wind #8-Phillip's Gate, batik, 39.5" x 33.5"












Dixie Dugan: A Retrospective

Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, December 28, 2014

Born in rural Kansas, artist Dixie Dugan has been a Myrtle Beach resident for the past 48 years. "Art is not my hobby. It is my life," she said recently. This retrospective will contain approximately 65 works created over the past 40 years. Now in her eighth decade, Dixie Dugan is one of the brightest lights in this areas art scene and she is also a popular teacher and lecturer.


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Hurricane Hugo: The Batiks of Leo Twiggs

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo (1989)

Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, December 28, 2014

This exhibition features a series of nine batik paintings created by Dr. Leo F. Twiggs the year following Hurricane Hugo's devastation to South Carolina's Lowcountry, his childhood home. Twiggs was born in St. Stephen in 1934. He graduated from Claflin College in Orangeburg in 1956 and went on to complete his graduate studies in the Art Institute of Chicago and New York University.


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Shadow of the Turning: The Art of Binh Pho

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015

Shadow of the Turning is a traveling exhibit featuring an exciting new body of work by Binh Pho blending the mythic worlds of fairy tale, fantasy, adventure and science fiction. Pho, known for an expansive approach to work in wood and glass, features a highly personal iconography, with imagery that relates to Asian culture and the natural world. The story of his journey from an idyllic childhood in Vietnam to his escape to the United States in 1979 is profoundly illustrated in Pho's sculptures. Shadow of the Turning focuses on art, philosophy and storytelling, yet is an entirely fictional story, blending the mythic worlds of fairy tale, fantasy, romance and adventure.


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