The Curator's Circle


About the Curator's Circle

The Curator’s Circle is a 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 and 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 Chairman’s Council, Huntington Society or Atalaya Council membership will provide access to Curator’s Circle. Upper level membership support makes it possible for Brookgreen to provide sustainable funding for art exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. Your membership supports and enhances Brookgreen Gardens' Art Collections program.

Read about the 2019 Curator's Circle trip to San Antonio on our blog!

2024 Upcoming Events

(Rsvp Required):

January 26, 2024

Art Deco: Defining an Era - special preview with Robin Salmon. 4:30 p.m.

February 16-18 


Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC; featured artists are included in Brookgreen Gardens’ collections. Tickets on sale until February 1 at

Sunday, March 10 

Celebrate the Huntington's "3 in 1 Day"

Thursday, May 2

Day trip to ArtFields in Lake City, SC. Tour galleries and businesses as hundreds of artists show their work

Wednesday, May 15 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Learn about the exciting world of Medallic Art with noted sculptor Heidi Wastweet


We hope you will attend our planned events - to participate, please RSVP to Jamie Yearwood, Director of Philanthropy, at 843-235-6047


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Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Daily

For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen. Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days

Children 3 and under: Free

Children 4-12: $12

Adults 13-64: $22

Seniors 65 & Over: $20


1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island on South Carolina's Hammock Coast