Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to offer several important sculpture exhibitions throughout the year. All exhibits are included in 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.
Watch a You Tube video of a few of the amazing sculptures in the exhibit.
November 27 – January 3, 2016
"Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Trinkets"
Brookgreen Gardens’ 2015 holiday exhibit theme builds upon its previous show-stopping displays of electric model trains (both Lionel and American Flyer), period Christmas trees, and other nostalgia from holiday celebrations of the Twentieth Century. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
Featured in the exhibit are paintings of scenes of children, Christmas, and toy trains by Angela Trotta Thomas. She is the only artist ever to be licensed by famed toy train manufacturer Lionel Trains Inc./Lionel LLC. Her toy train art has been exhibited in the Smithsonian and Everhart Museums, in the Sardoni Gallery in Kings College, and toured Japan as part of an American art exhibit. Her Rockwell-like paintings have earned her the title of “The Train Lady”.
Period Christmas trees will display authentic ornaments and lights that bring back memories of the 1930s to the 1960s. Providing a decorative border around the room will be lighted houses, churches, shops, and villages – all collectible treasures from Dept. 56, Lemax, Summit, Kurt Adler, and other companies.
For children, a new “Thomas the Train and Friends” display is featured in the front of the gallery and, for adults, the “Front Street Georgetown” outdoor train display has expanded to include the historic Town Clock and other structures.
Representing the “Trinket” in the title will be a Tiffany-inspired store window featuring beautiful costume jewelry on loan from the collection of Sherri Duncan. Every woman loves a gift of jewelry for the holidays, so this might inspire that special bauble for your special someone!