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Awesome Museum!
Every time we visit Myrtle Beach, we make it a point to visit this museum. We are continually surprised by the excellent quality of the exhibitions that they provide for our enjoyment.
          – Maggi713, Baltimore, Maryland (TripAdvisor)


The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand's only art museum. Since 1997, it has stood as a beacon of culture for residents who visit from Horry and Georgetown counties, as well as for thousands of visitors from throughout our state, country and world.

Just steps away from the beach, the Art Museum nestles beneath live oaks while serenely overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Housed in a vintage beach cottage that once was a vacation home for the families of two Carolina textile magnates, the Art Museum is a nonprofit institution and has proudly been admission free since 2003.

Our 11 galleries, including a spacious reception gallery, house exhibitions of regional, national and international appeal that change frequently and offer a constant array of evocative, thoughtful artwork, often accompanied with enhancing, dynamic programming.


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.