Master Sculptor Program

The Wallace Master Sculpture Program is supported by a generous gift from Martha Wallace Pellett. Master Sculptor Program Sculptors-in-Residence demonstrate the sculpture process to the visiting public, work on pieces they have in process, give lectures on their work, and teach workshops on a variety of subjects. Since 1999, Master Sculptors have been selected by invitation each year and serve to further advance Brookgreen’s relationship with working sculptors.

2023 Residencies, Workshops, Lectures, and Events


May 1 – 5, 2023:  Adam Matano Residency

Adam Matano is an Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society. Matano’s work is an organically evolving process combining visceral reaction to life, his interest and admiration for the natural world, and our relationship with it. The exploration of these ideas allows for psychologically dense, rhythmic artwork. Adam’s interest and involvement with nature and the arts began at a young age. Early in his career, he nurtured his musical interests, which now play an integral part in his overall aesthetic, its principles echoing in his sculptures. Most of Adam’s subjects are real-life models that he has spent time with, through observation or interaction. Adam attained his BFA in sculpture at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut in 2010. Currently Adam works and lives in Los Angeles, where he exhibits his sculpture and teaches. 

Sept. 18 – 22: Kevin Chambers Residency

Kevin Chambers is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. He received a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta, a program that allowed him the latitude to develop his own personal style while he apprenticed for talented artists. He studied the figure with contemporary masters such as Glenn Villpu, Brian Booth Craig, David Simon, and did anatomical workshops with Andrew Cawrse.


Lectures, Demonstrations, and Events

For a complete list of Sculpture Workshops click here.

Open Studio sessions are a live monthly event open to the public (on the following dates) in the Campbell Sculpture Center Studio. Join Bryan Rapp, Brookgreen’s Director of the Master Sculptor Program, and observe sculpture-making processes, demonstrations, and Q&A.  

Open Studios at the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, located in the Zoo.

Open Studios is a program that is open to the public once a month, from 10 am to Noon, and invites guests to spend time with a sculptor and observe the various processes employed to produce a sculpture from clay to bronze. Guests are encouraged to ask questions.

Open Studio Dates - 2023

January 10

February 7

March 14

April 11

May 2, with Adam Matano, Artist in Residence

June 6

July TBD

August 1

September 19 with Kevin Chamber, Artist in Residence

October 10

November 14 

The exhibits and most lectures, demonstrations, and events are free with regular admission. Additional lectures and programs are planned that relate to temporary exhibitions in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and other events of the Master Sculptor Program. Check the website for further information,

Additional Questions?:
Kay Filar, Curatorial Associate, (843) 235-6034.
Robin R. Salmon, VP of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, (843) 235-6012.
Or email the Sculpture Department using our contact form - choose "sculpture" on the Category dropdown. 


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