“Feast Your Eyes,” Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s summer exhibit, celebrates the food of the South! Opening June 10, the exhibit explores the South’s culinary icons as cultural, political and artistic expressions. These objects invite viewers to explore the confluence of three distinct culinary cultures (Native American, African and European) which converged over time to form our unique cuisine.
The exhibition features an expansive variety of two and three-dimensional media: paintings in oil and watercolor; works in pastel; printmaking; photography; sculptures in ceramics, metal, wood and mixed media; textile and fiber arts; and functional art (i.e. handcrafted dining furniture).
Participating lending institutions include Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC), the Gibbes Museum (Charleston, SC), Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA), the Red Piano Gallery (Hilton Head, SC) and the South Carolina State Museum (Columbia, SC).
Art museum gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free which makes this event a great family affordable thing to do in Myrtle Beach. The art museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard. For more information, call 843-238-2510.