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The Curator's Circle

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 (Rsvp Required):

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 11, 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 

October 9, 2021

      Private meet and greet with 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 at


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Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During Summer Light: Art by Night the Gardens reopen from 7 - 10 p.m.
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
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island