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




















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.

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Close to Home: Finding the Grand Landscape in Horry and Georgetown Counties

Lecture with Donald Withers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2 p.m.

A Master Naturalist in the South Carolina Program, Withers is an award-winning staff photographer for Hobcaw Barony, the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown and Lowcountry Companion Magazine.


Ansel Adams' Photography as Conservation Advocacy

Lecture with Douglas Haller

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 2 p.m.

From 1982 until 1986, museum professional Douglas Haller served as Curator of Photographs for the California Historical Society Libraries in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he interacted with Adams.


Docent Tour

with Douglas Haller

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 2 p.m.


Docent Tour

with Janet Blackmon-Morgan

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2 p.m.


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.


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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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