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

2013 High School First Place 3D, Luke Horowitz


2013 High School Best in Show, Kirsten English


Mickey Spillane at his typewriter


Cynthia Lockhart, Amazing Grace, 2011, fiber art, 70" x 102"





Horry-Georgetown High Schools 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Sunday, March 23 - Sunday, April 19, 2014

2014 marks the 13th anniversary of this annual two-county wide juried high school exhibition, which provides area students an opportunity to submit their works to professional jurors for possible exhibition in the Art Museum and also fosters several goals. These goals are: promote high school student art locally; promote self-esteem among area students; demonstrate to students one way artists earn money through their art; promote professionalism in student artists and promote the Art Museum within the schools and communities.

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I, the Writer: A Collection of Mickey Spillane Memorabilia

Wednesday, March 12 - Sunday, April 19, 2014

Presented in conjunction with Coastal Carolina University's OLLI division and The Athenaeum Press, this wonderful collection of memorabilia borrowed from the Spillane residence in Murrells Inlet offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of one of the best-selling pulp fiction writers of our time. Join us at the Museum for an additional programming. Seating is limited. Call 843.238.2510 to make reservations.


FiberArt International 2013

International Juried Exhibition organized by The Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Sunday, January 19 - Thursday, April 24, 2014

This exhibition, produced by the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Inc. is the 21st juried exhibition of the best of contemporary fiber art. This exhibition will feature 37 of the 73 works by artists from all over the world. Countries represented include Argentina, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan and Sweden. The fiber artists employed a dazzling variety of techniques, often in a single work. Many combine traditional methods like hemp, lace and velvet to cash glass, copper wire and steel tape measurers.



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