In August 2021, Curator's Circle attended a private presentation with Bryan Rapp, Director of The Master Sculptor Program and Resident Artist at Brookgreen
About the Curator's Circle
The Curator’s Circle is a newly created group of Brookgreen members interested in Brookgreen’s special connections with sculptors, galleries, and collectors of American art. The Curator's Circle is invited to special programs, events, and to travel with Brookgreen’s Curator, Robin Salmon.
Robin R. Salmon, Brookgreen’s Vice President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, leads the Curator’s Circle, planning its annual trip and calendar of events, securing featured speakers, and conducting behind-the-scenes programs, special exhibition tours, and visits to artists’ studios and private art collections.
Your contribution to the Curator's Circle will gain you invitations to see behind-the-scenes of our nation’s premier American figurative sculpture collection at Brookgreen Gardens; the ﬁrst public sculpture garden in America and the largest collection of American figurative sculpture displayed in an outdoor setting, as well as in several indoor galleries located within Brookgreen’s historic property.
Among the special events and art-related programs the Curator’s Circle will enjoy are;
• Private curator-led or artist-led tours of select special exhibitions
• Meet-the-Artist receptions with prominent sculptors
• Invitation to Annual Curator’s Circle events with distinguished guests
• Invitation to join the Annual Curator’s Circle trip to art destinations (additional charge) and curator-led tours to visit artists’ studios and private art collections
• Salons on a range of art-related topics, including art collecting and connoisseurship
Your annual Curator’s Circle contribution will help provide sustainable funding for Brookgreen’s art exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. Your gift will support and enhance the Art Collections program of Brookgreen Gardens. Your participation will be recognized on Curator’s Circle listings in Brookgreen’s Annual Report and on its website. The support of the Curator’s Circle will also be acknowledged in exhibition and program signage throughout the year.
All Brookgreen Gardens members at the President’s Council level and above are eligible to participate in the Curator’s Circle. Participation begins with an annual gift of $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for couples. To join the Curator’s Circle, please complete the enclosed reply form and return it to the address provided with your payment by check or your credit card information. For more information, please contact the Curator’s Circle team at (843) 979-6076.
Read about the 2019 Curator's Circle trip to San Antonio on our blog!
2021 Upcoming Events
July 29, 2021
Private session with Bryan Rapp at the Campbell Center Studio - learn about the foundations of sculpting, view pieces moving through the workshop process, and interact with Brookgreen's Director of the Wallace Master Sculptor Program.
August 21, 2021
National Sculpture Society 88th Annual Awards Exhibition at The Rosen Galleries - view the exhibition and engage with NSS sculptors.
National Sculpture Society 88th Annual Awards Exhibition reception at The Rosen Galleries
September 10, 2021
Thomas Schomberg: Memories of 9/11 at The Rosen Galleries - view the exhibition and engage with the artist.
Thomas Schomberg: Memories of 9/11 reception at The Rosen Galleries
September 23, 2021
The Curator's Circle will travel to Sumter, South Carolina to visit with Grainger McKoy including a lunch, private studio tour, and visit to Swan Lake Gardens
October 9, 2021
Private meet and greet with the artist, Sandy Scott, and Trish Smith - Holliday Cottage - learn more about the artist's sculpting process, sculpture pieces, and collection of works.
October 22, 2021
The Curator's Circle will join visiting members of the National Sculpture Society and Chesterwood (the historic home, studio, and gardens of American sculptor Daniel Chester French - Stockbridge, Massachusetts).
To Rsvp to Curator's Circle events, please contact Ashley Buxton at (843) 979-6076 or use our contact form and choose the "Giving" category.
Become a Curator's Circle Donor
Your annual Curator’s Circle donation will help provide sustainable funding for Brookgreen’s art exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. In addition, you will gain you invitations to see behind-the-scenes of our nation’s premier American figurative sculpture collection at Brookgreen Gardens.