Collections

The Art Museum currently maintains four distinct collections of art: the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Collection; the Art Museum Permanent Collection; the Bishop Maps and Prints Collection; and the most recent gift, the Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel Collection of Southern Art.
  Jonathan Green African Memories,2007, oil on canvas, 20" x 26"
 
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
 
 

Jonathan Green, The Escorting of Ruth,

1993, lithograph on paper #27/30 AP, 27" x 36"

Dixie Dugan, Grama's Girl, 1981, watercolor, 27-" x 37-1/4"

Map Collection

 

THE ART MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTION

From its beginning in 1997, the Museum has acquired a number of works through gifts from generous donors, from artists who have exhibited at the Art Museum and through purchases. This collection, though small, continues to grow through the efforts and generosity of our exhibitors and patrons.

THE BISHOP MAPS AND PRINTS

The Bishop Maps and Prints Collection includes 15 maps from 1606 to the mid-19th century illustrating what has been termed "the golden age of cartography," plus a selection of 15 complementary historical prints. These magnificent historical maps and prints were a gift from Mrs. George Bishop in memory of her late husband, a local entrepreneur, in 1999.

 

THE BARBARA BURGESS AND JOHN DINKELSPIEL COLLECTION OF SOUTHERN ART

Acquired over more than a decade by Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel, transplanted Bostonians who settled in the Lowcountry, this collection includes 21 works by Jonathan Green along with works by nearly a dozen other Southern artists. Among the more than 50 works in the collection are paintings, pastels, photographs, prints and lithographs, sculpture and collage. In 2008, the couple generously donated their entire collection to the Museum where it will be the inspiration for activities that will enlighten and educate generations of art lovers and artists.                                  MORE

THE WACCAMAW ARTS & CRAFTS GUILD

Among those instrumental in the creation of the Art Museum was a group of local artists formed in the late 1960s, called the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild (WACG), which had amassed a small but growing collection of artworks through purchase awards from annual juried competitions beginning in 1970. Upon the Museum's opening in 1997, the Guild's collection of 46 works by 29 artists of regional renown became its first gift of art and the Museum's first permanent collection.

 
 
 
 
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