Established in 1967 as one of the first programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the State Art Collection has grown to include 466 works in a variety of media and styles by 288 South Carolina contemporary artists. Small exhibitions featuring work from the collection are organized on a regular basis for rural and isolated areas inside and outside of the state. Works from the State Art Collection are available for loan to art museums, state agencies, and public and private organizations for the purpose of public exhibition or public display. The collection is supported in part by the South Carolina Arts Foundation and First Citizens.
South Carolina State Art Collection acquisitions, exhibitions, and loans of its works are on pause until further notice. The South Carolina Arts Commission is taking time to caretake and thoughtfully evaluate how it can best serve constituents through the program.
For more information, please contact Arts Industry Director La Ruchala Murphy (803.734.8762 | email@example.com).
Image shown: Joseph Gandy | Going Home (detail) | 1985 | mixed media on paper | 30 1/2″ x 23 1/2″