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Southern Rhythms at McKissick Museum

  • McKissick Museum 816 Bull Street Columbia, SC, 29201 United States (map)

For two decades, McKissick Museum has organized an annual gala art exhibition and sale to support artists and to raise funds for Museum programs.

This year, McKissick presents Southern Rhythms at McKissick: 2015 Gala Art Exhibition and Sale, a tribute to the tremendous role music plays in our lives. The Gala event complements McKissick’s other current exhibition, Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina. The third exhibition in McKissick’s Diverse Voices series devoted to displaying, interpreting, and celebrating traditional culture in South Carolina and the Southeast, Heard at Every Turn is the first exhibit to address the complex history that shaped contemporary traditional music in the Palmetto state.

As an extension of the programming for this exhibition, Southern Rhythms at McKissick invited artists to reflect on the music that enriches southern life. What does music mean to us? How does music shape our lives or the community from which we draw inspiration?

McKissick’s fundraiser gala art sale is set for Friday, December 4, from 7 – 10 p.m. in McKissick Museum, when all of the artwork will be available for purchase. For tickets and information contact McKissick Museum at 803-777-7251.


General Information

McKissick Museum is open to the public free of charge.

Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 3 PM
Closed Sundays and all University and State holidays.

The Museum is located in the McKissick building on the University's historic Horseshoe. Please check the exhibitions page for the locations of specific exhibitions within the building.

Metered parking is available streetside on Bull and Pendleton Streets, or on the lower level of the Pendleton Street Garage. Enter the garage from Pickens Street. Weekend visitors may enjoy free parking in the gated parking circle on the north side of the building, at Bull and Pendleton Streets.

The building and exhibitions are handicap accessible. The accessible entrance is located on the north side of the building, facing Pendleton Street. Handicap parking is available in the gated parking circle on the north side of the building.

Group Visits
Visits to the Museum are primarily self-guided. However, we ask that groups of 10 or more notify the Museum of their plans prior to visiting. Guided tours of current exhibitions may be arranged with advance notice. Please contact Ja-Nae Epps at 803.777.7251 for tour availability.

We ask that you refrain from photography of any kind within exhibition galleries.

McKissick Museum
College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina
816 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29208
phone 803.777.7251
fax 803.777.2829 

To visit or tour the USC campus, please contact the University Visitor Center.

Earlier Event: November 10
Artist Talk at Winthrop University
Later Event: December 4
Gun Violence Symposium