September 28 – December 14, 2017
Grand Strand Collects is an exhibition of art borrowed from private collections along the Grand Strand, our beloved coastal community stretching from the southern tip of Georgetown County up to the northernmost part of Horry County, South Carolina. Little is known of the incredible art collections that grace our Grand Strand shores, but the Art Museum will bring to light not only the caliber of art in these collections but also pay homage to the art enthusiasts who collect them. Many of these collectors are friends and patrons of the Art Museum, or are soon to be, and we intend to exhibit the treasured art from their homes in a new, extraordinary light at our 1920s-era beach-home-turned-Art Museum. Collectors and art enthusiasts alike will be amazed at the beauty of these art objects — taken out of the context of their everyday place in homes and offices and arranged thoughtfully with others in our galleries, forming aesthetic relationships with their new neighboring works of art. In addition to the art, visitors will enjoy reading accompanying labels that tell the story of how the art was acquired as well as their personal significance to their owners.
The exhibition will feature works of fine art, both 2D and 3D, in all kinds of media, that demonstrate not only artistic merit but also their collectors’ premises for adding them into their collections. Whether the artwork has been passed down from generation to generation in a collector’s family or purchased as an addition to a particular collection of work by an artist or genre of art admired by the collector, the Museum is interested not only in the works of art themselves but equally so in the story associated with their acquisition. In short, we want to “show off” the rich artistic treasures and their respective collectors that reside in our coastal community.
© 2016 Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
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.