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Soak Up Golf-Themed Art at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum

Since 1997, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach has dedicated itself to being one of the finest visual art museums in the Carolinas. According to the South Carolina Arts Commission, the museum is serving its mission admirably with “provocative and challenging” educational opportunities that in the past have featured Native American dancers, civil rights icons and even the famous quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Admission to this Myrtle Beach institution is free, though donations are appreciated.

From April 28 through September 15, 2013, the museum will show nearly 50 works of art celebrating the game of golf. Nationally-known artists such as Will Barnet will be featured, as will artists known primarily in the golf world. From May 2 through May 23, the museum will show the 16th annual Waccamaw Arts and Craft Guild’s juried exhibition, which will include oils, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and more.

There will also be an exhibition of photography from May 10 through May 23. The photos are part of a contest sponsored by the Winyah River Keepers and will include photographs that illustrate the natural beauty of the region’s rivers.

Recent exhibitions include a re-visitation of the work of Phillip Mullen, a contemporary painter who periodically returns to paintings that were previously finished pieces. Mullen expands upon the abstract canvases, “bringing new light to their meaning,” say the exhibit organizers. Another recent exhibition included eight works including landscapes and still lifes from the museum’s permanent collection, hung in a room that includes its own spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.

The museum is located in a historic building located at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Information is available at or by calling 843-238-2510.

Posted 4/23/13

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