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Art Museum of Myrtle Beach

An early 20th century beach house for successful textile leaders and their families - the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach features rotating exhibits by Southern artists and craftspeople, with concentrations in watercolors, oils, acrylics, textiles, sculpture, ceramics and photography.

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Art Museum of Myrtle Beach
3100 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Phone: 843-238-2510
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Site Description
The Art Museum of Myrtle Beach is housed in the former Springmaid Villa, one of Myrtle Beach's oldest existing vacation homes. Built by textile leader Eugene Cannon of Cannon Mills in 1924, it was sold to another textile magnate, Colonel Elliot White Springs, who renovated it as a beach house for his family and company executives.

Today the museum features ten art galleries, an art studio, a library and an enclosed tea porch renowned for its view of the Atlantic. Rotating exhibits showcase multimedia works by many of the South's leading artists.

Access and Admission
Site Access: Public
Access Description: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm, Mon-Closed
Average Viewing Time: See Schedule of Events
Admission: Free - Donations Appreciated
Ownership: Private
Tours and Events
Guided Tours: Yes - Contact Museum at 843-238-2510
Group Tours Yes - Contact Museum at 843-238-2510
Events: This museum includes a reception room with a baby grand piano, perfect for receptions, concerts, lectures, displays and demonstrations, and its Carolyn Burroughs Tea Porch is enclosed for receptions and other events, complete with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. See Schedule of Events for details.