Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to offer several important sculpture exhibitions throughout the year. All exhibits are included in garden admission.
January 31 - April 26
Brookgreen Gardens will host Environmental Impact, a cutting edge art exhibition that is touring museums throughout the United States. The purpose of the exhibition is two-fold: 1) to recognize, document, and share the work of leading contemporary artists who choose to focus their art on local and global environmental issues; and 2) to heighten public awareness and concern about the degradation of diverse environments. The exhibition is on view daily in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and is free with garden admission. More information.
Environmental Impact Earth Day Forum
Wednesday, April 22
As part of Environmental Impact, Brookgreen Gardens will present a forum to discuss the work of area organizations, businesses, and individuals that clean-up, re-plant, and find new ways to protect and preserve our environment. The program is at 3 p.m. in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
May 9 – July 26
Carolina Roots: Works by Sigmund Abeles and Grainger McKoy
This exhibit examines the work of two renowned “Sons of Carolina” having special ties to Brookgreen Gardens: printmaker, painter, and sculptor Sigmund Abeles and sculptor Grainger McKoy. Each hailed as a master of his respective media, their work in this exhibit will include paintings, prints, and drawings, and sculptures in wood, bronze, and terra cotta. This exhibit is on display in the Jennewein Gallery and is free with garden admission.
Antebellum Waccamaw: Paintings and Drawings by Emily Esdaile Weston
This collection of pencil and pen and ink drawings and watercolors, dating from the 1840s to the 1860s, was made by Emily Frances Esdaile Weston (1810-1886), the British wife of Plowden C. J. Weston, a 19th century owner of Laurel Hill Plantation, the north section of Brookgreen Gardens’ property. The collection provides unprecedented views of the buildings, structures, and grounds of Laurel Hill and Hagley (Weston’s Waccamaw Neck properties), of Snow Hill at Conway, and his seashore residence, “Weston’s Zoyland”, known today as Pelican Inn on Pawleys Island. In addition to the landscape paintings and architectural drawings, there are a number of watercolors of native flora and fauna, many accompanied by a dried, pressed plant. Emily Weston also made drawings of Camp Marion during the War Between the States. The paintings and drawings are on loan from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Hal B. Holmes, Jr. This exhibit is on display in the Noble Gallery and is free with garden admission.
August 8 – November 1
National Sculpture Society 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition
The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People’s Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.
November 27 – January 3, 2016
Art, History, and Horticulture Holiday Exhibits
This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.