THE COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY EXHIBITS AMONG FAVORITE HILTON HEAD ACTIVITIES
During the year, the Coastal Discovery Museum hosts between 6 and 8 temporary exhibits in the Discovery House’s Temporary Exhibit Gallery. The exhibits vary in theme and subject matter related to Lowcountry history, natural history and art. Visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum’s exhibitions will introduce you to the many facets of Hilton Head Island.
Depending upon the exhibition, there are often demonstrations, talks and workshops offered during the year. Some artists will paint in the gallery or ‘plein air’ on site during their show while others will present workshops about how to take nature photographs. For our younger visitors, several of the exhibitions feature ‘scavenger hunts’ or other activities.
Many exhibitions have ‘artist coffees,’ demonstrations or classes offered during their installation. Here you can meet the many of the exhibiting artists at gallery walks and coffees. It is a great opportunity to get to know the artists, their methods and vision for their works.
Please contact the Museum or check the event calendar for more information.
A Sense of Place – Presented by the Camera Club of Hilton Head
May 2 – June 29, 2018
The Coastal Discovery Museum and the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island are pleased to announce the exhibition “A Sense of Place” hosted at the Museum during May and June. Since moving to Honey Horn in 2007, the Museum has had an ongoing relationship with the Camera Club with many of its annual member exhibits presented on site. In addition, CCHHI members have assisted the museum with other history and natural history exhibits over the years. This year, the CDM and CCHHI have created an exhibit that focuses directly on the people, places, and things that make our Lowcountry region unique and beloved by residents and visitors alike.
“A Sense of Place” includes over 80 images from 31 different photographers. The entries were juried into the show and images were selected that connected to the mission of the Coastal Discovery Museum, “to inspire people to care for the Lowcountry.” CCHHI members submitted a beautiful collection of images that depict a variety of subject matters including historic buildings and cemeteries, the area’s natural history, Gullah culture, the seafood industry, and our various stunning landscapes.
A series of gallery talks will be delivered throughout the exhibit at the museum during the exhibition. They will be focused on one of the themes in the exhibit. Look for more information about these presentations at www.coastaldiscovery.org.
An opening reception for this exhibition will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, May 9th.