June 13 – September 10, 2023
This summer, experience the vibrant and expressive African-American art collection of Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Rhodes, III. Although their collecting began in 1991, Dr. Rhodes explains that his interest in art has followed him all his life. “To me, art ignites the imagination and influences the decisions we make….It affects each one of us differently, and that is the beauty of art,” says Rhodes. Work by such prominent artists as Arianne King Comer, James Denmark, Tom Feelings, Tyrone Geter, Jonathan Green, Philip Simmons and Leo Twiggs will fill our galleries. All of the artists represented are either native to or spent a significant time in their career working in South Carolina. The 80 selections from the Rhodes Collection range from paintings and sculpture to quilts, batiks and collage and are representative of the black Carolinian experience, from the dark times of enslavement and discrimination to those celebrating ancestry, faith, life, love, perseverance and heritage.
© 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.