Programs for Adults

Offered year-round for all levels of learners. Classes meet each Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Offering six classes for $90; drop-ins welcome at $18 a visit. Please call Susan Duke at 843.251.3877 for additional information or to register for class.


We strive to offer creative, stimulating events to complement our exhibitions. There might be a gallery talk by an exhibiting artist, our curator or a docent; or a workshop in our art studio; perhaps an exhibition-related lecture, such as when we explored bonsai, ikebana, sushi and saki and the tea ceremony during a kimono exhibit; or when Gee’s Bend quilters performed gospel music, conducted quilting workshops and took the first stitches in a community quilt. See our Calendar for what’s on the schedule.Upcoming Lectures

Food for Thought

To deepen the experience of Feast Your Eyes | Celebrating the Food of the South, the Museum is offering Food for Thought, a series of nine Wednesday-afternoon lectures and food events to explore food topics both local and regional. Seating is limited, so be sure to make your reservation by calling the Museum at 843.238.2510. For a complete list of lectures, visit our calendar.


Docent Tours for our current exhibitions are scheduled year-round. See our Calendar for exhibits, dates and times.

Docent Tours for Feast Your Eyes | Celebrating the Food of the South

Join Karen Olson, one of the exhibition curators, for an afternoon tour of our mouth-watering summer exhibition. Tours are free of charge, no reservations necessary.

Tour Dates:

  • Sunday, July 16 | 2-3 pm
  • Thursday, July 27 | 2-3 pm
  • Sunday, August 6 | 2-3 pm
  • Friday, August 18 | 2-3 pm
  • Tuesday, August 29 | 2-3 pm
  • Saturday, September 9 | 2-3 pm

Individualized docent tours may be arranged for groups of 10 to 20. Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 to schedule at least two weeks prior to desired date.


The Art Museum’s RoadTrips are designed to offer Museum members and non-members one-day bus excursions to points of interest and culture in the Carolinas. Past RoadTrips include Bishopville, SC, to meet celebrated topiary artist Pearl Fryar; Lake City, SC, for ArtFields; Columbia, SC, for a performance of Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green, and Beaufort County, SC, to see the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed plantation Auldbrass. These trips often include unique behind-the-scenes opportunities as well as enhancing talks. Snacks and dining experiences are included. Seating is limited; members travel at a reduced rate. See our Calendar for the next exciting RoadTrip.


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.