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Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 238-2510
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Ranked #10 of 110 attractions in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Centreville, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What a terrific museum. The minute you walk in the door you know you are somewhere special- you are greeted and the museum history and layout is explained. It's a great experience. The exhibits provide a lot of details in writing and via video display. While we were walking through, a group of children were also learning about Ansel Adams.... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Small but quality. Easy to visit in an hour or two...good for beach visitors. I like their seasonal exhibits.

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Alliance, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'll be honest we've tried museums in New York City and Washington DC and we just don't really get into them that much. But I noticed they had the Ansel Adams photo exhibit going on. I drug my wife over there and she enjoyed it. I myself loved it and I think instead of the hour or so we spent... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This a small museum consisting of 2 floors and is located at the South end of Myrtle Beach near Damiens Restaurant. We stopped in to see the Ansel Adams landscapes exhibit which turned out to be very nice. Exhibits change on a scheduled basis. The museum is free, donations accepted, there is a small gift shop, an enclosed ocean view... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Yes, it is small, with only room for 2-3 exhibitions in the building. But for a small town museum, it shines. The Ansel Adams exhibit is very impressive, especially for a smaller museum. The admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 each, so the value can't be beat. The tea porch is a very cool place to sit... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Museum is Myrtle Beaches treasure. Wonderful exhibits, lectures , music events on the porch. Favorites were Jonathan Green reception and exhibit, Gee's Bend Quilts, Japanese exhibit and tea ceremonies and Food In Art presented by Dr. Arne Flaten, Chair of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The people at this museum were really friendly and the exhibits were very good. An excellent way to spend a few hours at the beach. They also offer some classes that sound fun, but I did not have time to participate in those.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went in June for the Ansel Adams exhibit and enjoyed it. This is a great museum to visit while on vacation in Myrtle Beach to see some art and take a break from the beach and tourist traps. It's small enough that most kids will be able to handle it and maybe even enjoy seeing some art. It's like... More

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Rockbridge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Chapin's has unusual exhibits, often featuring local artists. Well worth a visit, especially if you need a break from the beach or the glitzy shows. IT IS FREE!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I visited this art museum today and thought it was lovely! They had quite a nice Ansel Adams exhibit as well as some smaller, very interesting exhibits. Seems to be a great place for kids, too, with lots of hands on opportunities. It isn't a large space so don't go in expecting the Art Institute of Chicago, but do expect... More

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