We strive to engage our community and our visitors through unique and interactive public programs for people of all ages. These include receptions for new exhibits and their artists, when possible; tours, lectures, panel discussions and seminars on topics ranging from literature and the visual arts to current affairs; and our Free Family Day events.

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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"






















Opening Reception: Dixie Dugan: A Retrospective and Hurricane Hugo Recalled: The Batiks of Leo Twiggs

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 4 - 6 p.m.

Free to members/$10 non-members



Ansel Adams: The Legacy

A series of eight talks and five exhibition tours with writers, photographers, naturalists and scholars exploring the imagery, life and legacy of Ansel Adams and the allure of black-and-white photography. Space is limited for the lectures. Please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 to reserve your space today. Lectures are free of charge. All docent tours are free and open to the public.

Download Printable Schedule (pdf).


Far from Home: Wilderness Photography in a New Age

Lecture with Kyle Waters

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2 p.m.

Descended from the Burroughs of Horry County and raised in Virginia, Waters came to photography in the digital age as a wildlife scientist. His travels have taken him all over the world to places where he, like Adams, has found beauty in remote and majestic landscapes.


Fourth Annual Mother-Daughter Art &Tea

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1 -3 p.m.

at Pine Lakes Country Club

Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters of all ages are welcome to celebrate these special relationships with an afternoon of fashion, art, mini-manicures, massages and more. Reservations are encouraged, please call 843.238.2510. Purchase tickets online.




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Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Admission is Free,
but donations are

3100 South Ocean Boulevard
(across from Springmaid Pier)
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
phone 843.238.2510
fax 843.238.2910

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For bus tours or groups of 20 or more please see Docent Tours.

Accessibility: Elevator access at ground floor under the building (call button activated). Wheelchair available on request. Handicap parking in front of the Museum.

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