Last updated: 1/7/2011
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Street Address
200 E. St. John Street.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Mailing Address
385 Spring Street
Spartanburg, SC 29301
phone: 864-582-7616
fax: 864-948-5353
e-mail: museuminfo@spartanburgartmuseum.org
web: www.spartanburgartmuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
OPEN until 9pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month
Admissions
Members: Free
Adults: $4
Seniors: $3
Children 4-18/college w/ ID: $2.50
Children under 4, active military: Free
First Thursday of every month: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Karl Hollander, Executive Director
Scott Cunningham, Associate Director
Bob LoGrippo, Art School Director
Description

The Art School is a program for studio and on-location art instruction that offers a wide range of classes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities throughout the year.The Art School also offers Birthday parties for children. Call 948-5364 for more information.

When renting the SAM Gallery, it is also possible to rent the Chapman Center Plaza, Theater Lobby and Meeting Rooms if they are available.

SAM is a doorway to our community. It is: a gathering place; a visitor attraction; a landmark for the visual arts;a catalyst for change; we exist to educate and deliver a message that will encourage people to think differently about their relationship to others and the world. A center of creativity, the Museum collects, displays and interprets all aspects of the visual arts in ways that relate to the past, present - and to the future. The Spartanburg Art Museum builds community bridges.

Mission

Our Mission: The Spartanburg Art Museum is a regional museum promoting the visual arts by supporting creative educational programming; sponsoring diverse exhibitions; acquiring, displaying and conserving a permanent collection; and providing appropriate places for outreach opportunities. The Spartanburg Art Museum is the leading proponent of the visual arts within our County.

History

SAM started as the Spartanburg Arts & Crafts Club and our first purchase in 1907 was 'The Girl with Red Hair' an oil on canvas by Robert Henri painted in 1903. We have since grown into the Spartanburg Art Museum.

Artifact Collections

Over 350 pieces of fine art and sculpture from the 20th Century forward. We feature a strong emphasis on local and regional artists.

Educational Programs

Gallery tours for groups are available by appointment. Group fees are available through the Box Office.

Library

Access: Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

  • Annual Report
  • Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours

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