Today Brookgreen Gardens, the South’s premier sculpture garden, announced the new special exhibitions they will be displaying in 2020. These rotating exhibitions will be on view daily in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.
“In 2020, we’re bringing back some long-time favorites, but also bringing in new and exciting exhibitions,” says Page Kiniry, president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens. “We strive to collect, conserve and exhibit the finest figurative sculpture created by American artists. We have put a lot of thought into our 2020 exhibitions, and this may be one of the best schedules yet.”
The following exhibits will be on display throughout 2020:
January 25 – April 26
Award-winning husband and wife team Wes and Rachelle Siegrist continue to capture the attention of viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for photographs. The tiny treasures typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification. The 60 paintings by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist will be supplemented by small sculptures from the Brookgreen collection. The miniature paintings in the exhibition were curated by David J. Wagner, Ph.D. The artists will give a public gallery talk on January 25, 2020 at 2:00pm. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2raGFnx. For high-res images, visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/JOB0AKpCjW.
Rosie Sandifer Retrospective
May 9 – July 26
A collection of oil paintings and bronze sculptures will showcase the career to date of Rosie Sandifer, an award-winning Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Portrait Society of America, American Artists Professional League and Plein Air Painters of America. From maquettes of monuments to sculptures of all sizes depicting the joys of childhood, the three-dimensional aspect of the exhibit will amaze and awe. The paintings range from landscapes – mostly plein-air, but also studio works – portraits, vignettes of people and children in everyday activities, as well as Western-themed subjects. The artist will give a public gallery talk on May 9, 2020 at 11:00am. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2Q6GcLm. For high-res images, visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/ZvaixKpkGP.
National Sculpture Society 87th Annual Awards Exhibition
August 8 – October 25
Once again, the extraordinary annual exhibition of the country’s oldest professional sculptors’ organization, the National Sculpture Society, will travel from New York City to Brookgreen Gardens to showcase juried works by American masters and rising stars. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2S9I20Q. For high-res images, visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/XqMNLTh63Y.
November 21 – January 3, 2021
Brookgreen’s indoor holiday exhibit, an extravaganza of art, history and fun, accompanies the spectacular Nights of a Thousand Candles. Not to be missed, this annual exhibit will present a wonderful walk down memory lane through exquisite displays featuring miniature model railroads, period trees, ornaments, and toys – Victorian to the 1970s, and other holiday wonders. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2pb6OS2. For high-res images, visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/hjxFRWG4ct.
About Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public daily. Founded in 1931 by Anna Hyatt Huntington and Archer Huntington, Brookgreen is home to the largest and most significant collection of American Figurative Sculpture in the county, and continues as a leader in sculpture conservation, environmental conservation, and protection of the plants, animals and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. For more information, visit our web site at www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.