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The South Carolina State Museum hosts a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, from exciting blockbuster features to other fascinating displays on South Carolina art, history, natural history, science and more.

Current Changing Exhibts

Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo TwiggsRequiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel
Now Open through April 29, 2018
This exhibit features nine batik works of art created by South Carolina artist Leo Twiggs in the aftermath of the 2015 murders at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

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Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection 1967 – 2017Eclipsing 50 Exhibit, South Carolina Art, Contemporary Art
Now Open
Eclipsing 50, highlights art work collected between 1967 and 2017 by the South Carolina Arts Commission and is a part of the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Community Gallery

Honoring Art and Community: The Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards
Now Open
This display focuses on traditional artists from across our state that have received The Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award. Master potters, basket makers, quilters, ca ers, musicians and others who have learned their craft from their family and community members are featured. Artists are represented by work from the museum’s collection, and work on loan from the McKissick Museum.