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Last Look

Last Look | African Memories by Jonathan Green, 2007, oil on canvas, 20″ x 26″ Grand Strand Magazine, February-March 2017 To complement the fiber-rich exhibition of Gee’s Bend quilts and prints as well as that of Cozbi Cabrera’s dolls, quilts, and paintings, the Frankling G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is presenting visitors with works from their permanent collection from […]

Annual Art Museum Major Fundraiser Keeps Growing

Annual Art Museum Major Fundraiser Keeps Growing The Sun News | March 6, 2017 | Pages 3A, 6A The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum of Art continues building on a major fundraiser with its 17th annual Spring Tour of Homes. This benefit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, will cover six residences in northern Myrtle Beach city neighborhoods: one each on […]

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum to Present Companion Exhibits to Gee’s Bend Quilts

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers Companion Quilt Exhibits Carolina Arts, February 2017, Page 27 Created in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, AL, a unique style of handmade quilts was discovered by the art world in the 1960s. These Gee’s Bend quilts have been exhibited at galleries and museums around the country, among them the Franklin […]

Quilts Translate to Fine-Art Prints in Art Museum Exhibit

Quilts Translate to Fine-Art Prints at Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum South Carolina Federation of Museums GoodMUSE! Newsletter Winter 16/17 In the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, AL, located along the Alabama River, women made quilts to keep themselves and their children warm in often unheated houses that lacked running water, telephones and electricity – from the post-Civil war era well […]

Last Look

First by Louisiana P. Bendolph | Color aquatint and softground etching on paper, 31″ x 27″ Grand Strand Magazine | December – January 2017 Since their first appearance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2002, the quilts of Gee’s Bend have been the subject of national critical acclaim and popularity. Made by multiple generations of African-American women from […]

His Work Crafts Stories into Masterpieces

By: Ettie Newlands | Carolina Forest Chronicle November 17, 2016 Logan Woodle bangs humor and pathos out of metal, telling the stories that might otherwise be lost. Take his clabber ladle, for example. What Woodle knew of his paternal grandfather “revolved around his inability to waste anything. “He owned a country store and when the milk started to sour, he’d […]

Global Tour of Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Sculptures in Myrtle Beach until September

By GINA GAMBONY • JUL 21, 2016 • WHQR, Wilmington, NC Listen…3:47 | LISTEN to Nathan Sawaya talk about his transition from law to art in 2004 and his current focus in human figures. More audio below. The artwork of award-winning contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya may surprise you-and your children. Sawaya creates sculptures out of LEGOS, the same Legos parents have in couch cushions […]

LEGO exhibits pop up throughout Grand Strand

By: Peggy Mishoe, The Sun News July, 7, 2016 The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum and Brookgreen Gardens are featuring awesome art exhibits created with LEGO blocks. At the Art Museum, The Art of the Brick® features large-scale LEGO® brick sculptures by Nathan Sawaya. In addition to the one-of-a-kind exhibition, there are interactive areas including Brick […]

Shake It Up

Grand Strand Magazine August – September 2016 Written By: Sara Sobota Photographs By: Carl Kerridge and Janet Roe Watch out, tourist attractions and outlet malls; Billy Miller has arrived, and he aims to bring a shot of adrenaline to the Myrtle Beach arts scene. With a personal mantra of PACE, or “Positive Attitudes Change Everything,” Miller creates much more than […]

Last Look

Last Look: Palace by Celia Pearson 2010, Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag Paper, 15.5″ x 35.5″ Profoundly touched by Vietnamese, Thai and Cambodian cultures she glimpsed during two trips to Southeast Asia, nationally recognized photographer Celia Pearson felt challenged to make a body of work that would express the intensity and vitality of these rich and layered cultures and […]


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.