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

Sandy Logan, Palimpsest II, 2012, digital photograph


Norman Rockwell, Dead Cat, 1936, collotype, Easton Press, copyright MBI, INC., Norman Rockwell Museum Collection


John Baeder, Blue Beacon, 1980, oil on canvas, Collection of Alice Zimmerman, Nashville, TN


Steve Jameson, Old Myrtle Beach Cottage with Palm, 2011, oil


Sentences from the wall


Sentences from the wall





Sandy Logan: Ironic Abstraction

June 2 - September 20, 2015

Architect Sandy Logan of Charleston, SC, who incidentally worked on the Art Museum's renovation project prior to its opening in 1997, brings us a series of images consisting of objects that have been so removed from their natural context that their original meanings or purposes have been transformed into more personal and subjective perceptions. Some photographs demonstrate situations that have taken on or received a twist on their original purpose, thus rendering a changed perception of their actuality.


Norman Rockwell's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

June 9 - September 20, 2015

In 1935, George Macy, the publisher of the Heritage Press and Limited Editions Club books, invited Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, Twain's boyhood town, to find authentic details to include in his work. Twain's vivid descriptions of character, setting and mood were an inspiration to the illustrator, who considered each of the writer's scenes to be "complete and perfect to the last detail." The 16 signed limited edition prints from Rockwell's own collection comprise this exhibition featuring the artist's timeless images for these American classics.

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John Baeder's A Road Well Taken

June 9 - September 20, 2015

Baeder is best known for his popular, photorealist paintings and prints of roadside diners. The acclaim drawn by Baeder's imagery is a measure of a passion that goes well beyond qualities such as reportage or the ability to capture the more casual elements of American culture which stand among the primary aims of Post War realism, particularly the power stroke that has been termed Photorealism. More than any other artist associated with the powerful Post War realist movements, John Baeder has returned the favor in kind to the very culture that inspired him. The diner paintings were always inherent in Baeder's special consciousness. Like a vanishing point, they represent the convergance of a range of interests and influences that took some time, and another career, to formulate.


Steve Jameson: Ode to the Grand Strand

May 26 - September 13, 2015

Steve Jameson's representations of iconic Myrtle Beach landscapes provide a lasting impression of the Grand Strand's cultural history and evolution. Jameson has painted scores of old, orginal homes up and down the strand, mostly in Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach. He spends hours surveying each structure, analyzing its composition, color, light and space to create an authentic watercolor or oil depiction conveying a specific time and place. Most of the houses he's painted have since been torn down.


Before I Die

May 26 - September 29, 2015

After losing someone she loved, artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled the sentence, " Before I die I want to ______." Within a day of the wall's completion, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as neighbors stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 65 countries and over 30 languages by passionate people all over the world.

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