Each fall we appeal to you for donations to help sustain all the important endeavors of our Art Museum. Your donations provide year-round support for world-class exhibitions of renowned and emerging artists as well as an array of intellectual and educational outreach programs accessible to a diverse audience of all ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. We absolutely depend on your annual donation to make these things happen.
With your 2018 support, we made huge strides:
We opened the Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio. The Studio has enabled us to offer a wide range of classes and allowed budding artists to experience a new medium. In its seven months of operation, over 200 students of all ages have participated in 60 classes, camps and open studio hours in this brand new facility.
We expanded our Early Art Education Program into Conway and Georgetown. The Museum has historically been a resource for the educational enrichment of our community’s youngsters. For many children in our expanded program, this is their first art experience. Art-making provides children with the opportunity to make some of their first independent decisions, fostering creativity and self-confidence.
With our summer exhibition, Making Waves: A Drew Brophy Retrospective, we reached and teamed up with a new audience. By partnering with local surf and beach advocacy non-profit organizations, we developed unique surf and art therapy programs targeting people of all ages with special needs in our community. For us, this was art outreach at its finest.
Providing world-class exhibitions like these and their many accompanying programs are costly, meaning we depend on the generosity of patrons like you. The Art Museum will continue to be a world-class facility — but only if you help. Please consider a generous donation to this wonderful community resource. And please do it today. Your gift can be by credit card online or by calling the Art Museum at 843.238.2510, check or stock transfer. Checks can be made out to the Art Museum and mailed to our address below.
Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 S. Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Thank you for helping to keep the arts alive in our community.
Chair, Board of Trustees Executive Director
Elizabeth Benton Patricia Goodwin
© 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.