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Collections Corner: Marcelo Novo

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Marcelo Novo, Everlast, 1993, From the Mark Coplan Collection.   Looking through vault files often offers great hidden information that helps us understand and build a stronger connection to the objects we see at SCSM. This Free Times News Article featuring Marcelo Novo was discovered in the vault. It helps connect the artist to the work. Marcel Novo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1963. In 1990, he was certified as National Professor of Fine Arts and in 1992 Novo moved to Columbia. He became known for his sharp, modern surrealist...

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Art Collection To Go Digital in 2020 Thanks to IMLS

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in Museum News | Comments Off on Art Collection To Go Digital in 2020 Thanks to IMLS

Art Collection To Go Digital in 2020 Thanks to IMLS

Thanks to IMLS, the State Museum will inventory its art collection and capture high-quality digital images of each piece to add to our new collections management system.

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Capturing History: Apollo 11 Splashdown

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in History | Comments Off on Capturing History: Apollo 11 Splashdown

Capturing History: Apollo 11 Splashdown

Did you know? Two South Carolinians were involved with the recovery of Apollo spacecrafts, including Apollo 11! Learn more about their important contributions.

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Q & A with Apollo Astronaut Gen. Charles Duke

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Astronomy | Comments Off on Q & A with Apollo Astronaut Gen. Charles Duke

Q & A with Apollo Astronaut Gen. Charles Duke

50 years ago the world stood still as history was made when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and three brave American astronauts stepped out. One of the men that helped make that happen, and later got to experience it himself, was South Carolina astronaut, General Charles Duke. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, here is a fascinating Q & A with Gen. Duke. Learn what it was like for Duke to leave his footprint, not only in history, but on earth’s closest neighbor – the moon! And make sure to visit the...

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Apollo 11’s Journey to the Moon

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Astronomy | Comments Off on Apollo 11’s Journey to the Moon

Apollo 11’s Journey to the Moon

Explore the history of Apollo 11 and learn about Apollo 16 astronaut, Charles Duke and other notable South Carolinians who contributed to the Apollo program.

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From the Collection: Portrait and ‘Selfies’

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Art | Comments Off on From the Collection: Portrait and ‘Selfies’

From the Collection: Portrait and ‘Selfies’

Did you know? Selfies are not as modern as they might appear to be. Before photography and film, portraits provided a way to record a person’s image.

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Stay Cosmically Cool at the State Museum This Weekend

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Holidays | Comments Off on Stay Cosmically Cool at the State Museum This Weekend

Stay Cosmically Cool at the State Museum This Weekend

Escape the high temperatures and enjoy family-friendly fun at the cosmically cool South Carolina State Museum.

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Fly Me to the Moon 4D Now Open

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Video Posts | Comments Off on Fly Me to the Moon 4D Now Open

The South Carolina State Museum kicks off its Cosmically Cool Summer of fun with the debut of the new 4D movie, Fly Me to the Moon 4D, on Saturday, May 25.

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Hall of Heroes Blockbuster Exhibit Remains Open Through May 5

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Exhibits | Comments Off on Hall of Heroes Blockbuster Exhibit Remains Open Through May 5

Hall of Heroes Blockbuster Exhibit Remains Open Through May 5

The State Museum is extending the run of its current interactive blockbuster exhibit, Hall of Heroes, until Sunday, May 5!

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9 Unique State Museum Experiences to Enjoy During Spring Break

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Holidays | Comments Off on 9 Unique State Museum Experiences to Enjoy During Spring Break

9 Unique State Museum Experiences to Enjoy During Spring Break

Kids out of school? Family and friends in town? Visiting Columbia? The South Carolina State Museum is the perfect destination this Spring Break!

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