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Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum

3100 S Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 353-4210
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WOW! That is all I can say of the museum! My children & I went to go see their exhibit of "Goodnight Moon to Art Dog" and it was amazing! I felt like I was back in a museum in NYC...


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Myrtle Beach's Best Kept Secret! 9/10/2005

WOW! That is all I can say of the museum! My children & I went to go see their exhibit of "Goodnight Moon to Art Dog" and it was amazing! I felt like I was back in a museum in NYC or Philadelphia! Do not let the size of the building fool you! It is actually very large in size! With two stories of paintings and rooms with videos for the children. Well atleast for this exhibit! My children loved it so much that we went back 3 times! It is a FREE museum that accepts donations. They gift shop while small is very inviting! Hand crafts pieces of art & jewelry and prints from existing and past exhibits! I will definetly be back! The staff is so nice & really make you feel welcome! there is also art classes available! PROS: Price, Quality of exhibit and hands on ability with Classes CONS: none more
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  • History was made as the Museum first opened to the public in June, 1997, but was conceived some 13 years earlier by a small group of Myrtle Beach visionariesartists, art patrons, business leaders, cultural enthusiasts and other private citizens.The building itself dates to 1924, when it was built by textile industry mogul Eugene Cannon in the Cabana Section of Myrtle Beach. It was subsequently sold to Col. Elliot White Springs for use by his family and executives of Springs Industries and re-christened Springmaid Villa.In 1975, the Villa changed hands again and was slated for demolition. A campaign to save Springmaid Villa began, led initially by Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild President Gaye Sanders Fisher. The buildings survival, however, was contingent on its relocation: a Herculean effort organized by Guild member and Myrtle Beach Councilman Harry Charles, along with his wife, Jane. Relocating the 150-ton structure required two flatbed trucks for three full days, with a team of City employees, utility workers and every member of the Guild working side by side.The Villa was taken to its new home eight miles southan undeveloped property whose donation by the Myrtle Beach Farms Company, precursor to the Burroughs & Chapin Company, had been negotiated by Harry Charles.verner-award-v2Charles was also instrumental in creating the Springmaid Villa Art Museum Corporation, a new non-profit with a board of trustees charged with converting and later managing the property as a public art museum. Following a decade-long fundraising effort, spearheaded by Harry Love, Claudia Stowe and an auxiliary group of determined women called Friends of the Villa, the Museum opened its doors in June, 1997.In recognition of the land donation, it was re-named for the founders of Myrtle Beach Farms and became the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.A major step to secure the Museums future was taken in 2001, when Board Chair Lineta Pritchard negotiated with the City of Myrtle Beach to purchase the Museums building and to maintain its exterior and grounds, while leasing it back to the Museum. Freed from mortgage constraints, the Board and Executive Director Patricia Goodwin were able to make a bold movein June of 2003 the Museum became free admission for all.In 2013, just one year after its 15th anniversary, the Museum was the recipient of the State of South Carolinas prestigious Elizabeth ONeill Verner Award for Outstanding Arts Organization. This award honors South Carolina arts organizations who maximize their roles as innovators, supporters and advocates of the arts. The Verner Award is designated as the official Governors Awards for the Arts.

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  • Hours:

    Sun 1pm-4pm, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm