TODAY‘S HOURS: 10a to 4p


Since the beginning of this millennium, the Museum has proudly hosted Free Community Family Days for Museum visitors of all ages to celebrate the diversity of culture along the Grand Strand. Each celebration is a mélange of food, music, dance, performance, crafts, lectures, markets and displays, generously sponsored by community-minded businesses.

These events include:

Our next Free Community Family Day:

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 11 am – 3 pm

Join us for a full day of activities, music, games, culture and so much more as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Art Museum! This event is FREE and open to the public – bring your whole family by the Art Museum on Saturday, October 28th from 11am – 3pm. Additional parking available in parking garage located on Springmaid Blvd.

All Day Festivities include:
altar in honor of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
family workshops to create papel picado (paper banners), sugar skulls, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera skeletons, Mexican tin mirrors and calavera (skeleton) masks
marshmallow sugar skulls with Carolina Forest Library
Spanish/English translation game
sampling of traditional breads and Mexican hot chocolate
face painting
lotería (bingo)
children’s literature display with Chapin Memorial Library
authentic Mexican food by Fiesta Mexicana
Frida Kahlo-inspired mural

Scheduled Events:
Zumba dancing (11:15)
Criss Cross Mangosauce bilingual music and stories (11:30 and 12:45)
Day of the Dead lecture (12N)
roving Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara (1)
traditional dancing with Tradiciones Traditions (2:15)
children’s piñata (2:50)

schedule subject to change


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.