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Traveling Exhibits: Art and Architecture

The following art and architecture exhibits are available through the Traveling Exhibits Program. For more information, call 803.898.4990 or email

Current Traveling Exhibits

Guy Lipscomb’s LegacyGuy Lipscomb, Exhibition, Art, South Carolina

This new show features 23 framed pieces of original art by South Carolina artist, Guy Lipscomb. Though he is best known for his watercolors, in his later years, Lipscomb began to experiment with multiple mediums even within the same work of art, creating more abstract and thought provoking pieces. Click HERE to learn more.


The Stick by Clay RiceTraveling Exhibit, SC State Museum, Clay Rice

This new traveling exhibit, developed by South Carolina silhouette artist Clay Rice and the State Museum, is based on the artist’s children’s book, The Stick, about a young boy who embarks on an exciting journey after finding a stick. Click HERE to learn more.


2019 SC Watermedia Annual ExhibitionGail Cunningham - Daydreaming for the SC Watermedia Traveling Exhibit

The SC Watermedia Society (SCWS) announces its annual show is now available for travel by the South Carolina State Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program. Click HERE to learn more.


Fiber Art: BLACK GOLD I am the Seed by Joyce Daniels

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, and curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs around a changing theme each year. Click HERE to learn more.


Fractals: Mathematics and Science As Art

Fractals consist of mathematical “objects” produced by a computer. One’s imagination and curiosity will be awakened with these attractively produced two-dimensional artistic creations. These colorful images provide a mix of horizontal and vertical presentation formats, with two pieces (seemingly identical) meant to hang about an inch apart,–creating one larger “image”.

Specs: 32 framed images 20” x 30”
Security: Moderate
Transportation Requirements: Van with no seats

Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy

The renowned creations of one of the Palmetto State’s most respected native sons are the focus of these special panels which feature copies of some of Mills’ most famous sketches, drawings and elevations.

Mills is considered in many circles as this country’s first and foremost architect. His 19th century designs have not only stood the test of time, they have become the most familiar symbols of American democracy. This exhibit includes some of these designs but also looks at other buildings, such as Monticello, the Washington
Monument and the first building of the Smithsonian Institution

Specs: 24 wood framed panels, 26” x 38” each. Running feet: 250 – 300.
Security: Moderate
Transportation requirements: Cargo van with no seats

Robert Mills: His Plans and BuildingsRobert Mills Building

This is a collection of framed panels featuring photographs of the Mills’ buildings which were built in South Carolina. Each panel contains text describing the photograph and points out details unique to Robert Mills’ designs.

Robert Mills: His Plans and Buildings compliments the larger exhibit, Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy. This exhibit was organized by the South Carolina State Museum, the Historic Columbia Foundation and the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities.

Specs: 16 wood framed exhibit panels (24” x 28”)
Security: Moderate
Transportation Requirements: Van with no seat