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LEGO bricks: once a toy, now an art form

By August R. Dittbenner Myrtle Beach Herald AUGUST.DITTBENNER@MYHORRYNEWS.COM LEGO bricks were one of the original toys inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998, along with Crayola crayons, marbles, the Frisbee, and Barbie. Since 1958, they have all been made to interconnect, so a vintage 1958 LEGO brick will connect perfectly with a brand new kit off the […]

Last Look

Last Look: Yellow by Nathan Sawaya The Art of the Brick, a global-touring, one-of-a-kind Lego art exhibition featuring the large-scale sculptures created out of iconic Lego bricks by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, is being presented for the first time in South Carolina and will be featured in all 11 galleries of the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. The […]

Grand Strand lands doubly lucky Lego summer

BY STEVE PALISIN Anyone longing to take in Lego art exhibits on the Grand Strand can enjoy double dipping all summer. Newly opened and going through Sept. 10, “The Art of the Brick,” with large-scale Lego sculptures by Nathan Sawaya of Los Angeles and New York, spans all 11 galleries inside the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, […]

Art museum director recognized for community commitment

By the MyrtleBeachOnline Editorial Board When Pat Goodwin, director of the Myrtle Beach Art Museum, was helping plan the formal presentation of a painting to the museum, little did she know about the prestigious Medallion of Integrity presented to Goodwin on Sunday. The plot was carried out exactly as planned. Chuck and Sandie Merriam of North Myrtle Beach presented a […]


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.