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Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

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Address: 3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone Number: (843) 238-2510
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This is a fabulous art center..another activity you would not expect to find at the beach..they have a nice local selection..plus a visiting and always changing exhibit..don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous art center..another activity you would not expect to find at the beach..they have a nice local selection..plus a visiting and always changing exhibit..don't miss the opportunity to visit this art center.

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The museum has 5 exhibits currently being displayed. One is drawings made for an illustrated book to be printed of Tom Sawyer by Norman Rockwell, There were interactive displays of the fence scene where you fill out a paint brush explaining "what you would trade for the privilege of painting the fence"'. Some of the responses were "Trade my little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great quaint museum with a few interactive exhibits for the kids. We enjoyed this little museum on a dreary day at the beach. The kids and adults learned at least something about Norman Rockwell. The special addition was the 'Bucket List' exhibit out front. Make sure you list at least something on your bucket list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Many people pass up this museum when in Myrtle Beach, and they are missing out. The recent display of high school art was amazing. The variety and quality of displays in a small community is high level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is a hidden treasure! Very easy to navigate and just the right size for a short cultural visit. Excellent exhibit....I would definitely return...and to top it all off they had a small ,sunny and delightful room where you can have tea and cookies

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely museum with varied artists. Has often showcased Jonathan Green. A jewel in Myrtle Beach. Visit!

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durham, north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the breadth of this local museum in a charming setting with wonderful exhibits and a real commitment to engaging younger visitors. I was fortunate to see Norman Rockwell's original illustrations for Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and there were three other exhibits that were equally enjoyable. Don't miss the gift shop...it's small but lots of... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took a Girl Scout group to the museum, we were very impressed and enjoyed the tour. You don't have to have a guided tour but for our purposes they were very glad to lead the girls through. It was time well spent with the girls.

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quaker city ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely museum! The interactive exhibits in the Norman Rockwell/Tom Sawyer display were fun for all ages. We liked the diner photos, and local artist as well. The variety of artists ensured there was something for everyone. The sunporch with tea and cookies was a nice spot to relax. We especially liked the gift shop, with a... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum may be small but it is one of the true cultural places on the Grand Strand for both locals and visitors. Their constantly changing exhibitions provide something for every one's tastes. Among their current exhibits are Norman Rockwell's prints that illustrated copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that was published in the 1930's and a very interesting... More 

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