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, 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 Brookgreen Gardens' Art Collections program. 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!

2023 Upcoming Spring Events

(Rsvp Required):

January 26th at 1 p.m.

Brookgreen 101 - Recent Art and History Acquisitions with Robin Salmon

Learn more about the growth in art and historical collections, and new sculpture installations happening at Brookgreen Gardens.

January 27th at 4:30 p.m.

Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams in The Rosen Galleries

Preview the art exhibition and engage walk behind the scenes with Judith Sobol, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

5:30 p.m.

Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams celebration reception in The Rosen Galleries and across the Jewell Welcome Center Plaza

February 23rd at 1 p.m.

Brookgreen 101 - Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams with Robin Salmon

Learn more about the current art exhibition on view.

March 24th at 10:30 a.m.

Wilson Wildlife Sculpture with Chris Wilson

Join Chris Wilson, founder and owner of Wilson Wildlife Sculpture, as he takes you through his inspiration for his realistic wildlife sculptures.

April 21st at 6 p.m.

Art Auction Reception

April 21st at 7 p.m.

Campaign for the Next Generation Art Auction

An exhibition of auction items will be held in the Noble Gallery from April 7 - April 21. All proceeds will benefit the Campaign for the Next Generation.

April 27th at 1 p.m.

Brookgreen 101 - Brookgreen Gardens and Cape Ann Sculptors with Robin Salmon

Learn more about the sculptors of Brookgreen's collection who lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts; and how the collections of both Brookgreen Gardens and the Cape Ann Museum are related.

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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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.




Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Nov 27 - 29, Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 - 24, 26
On days of Nights of a Thousand Candles, we are open for the event only 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day

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