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Palmetto State Art Galleries
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Columbia Museum of Art
For art fans traveling through the Palmetto State, many museums, galleries, and theaters are there to meet them. Cultural cities like Charleston, Greenville, and the capital city of Columbia boast dozens of venues perfect for performing arts and art exhibits.
The state's second largest city, Charleston is located on the South Carolina coast with communities like North Charleston and Mount Pleasant, and features plenty of attractions for the artistically inclined.
Set in the Historic Charleston, the Gibbes Museum of Art yields more than 10,000 works, displaying American, southern, and Charleston artists. Established in 1905, Gibbs offers the "Charleston Renaissance to Today" tour, traveling exhibits, and an impressive permanent collection.
Chucktown is also home to the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center – a 14,000-seat venue for theater and live music. Other Charleston theater venues include the Threshold Repertory Theatre, the Charleston Stage, and Dock Street Theatre – the country’s first theater.
Set in South Carolina’s upcountry, Greenville – accompanied by Piedmont – is home to many art galleries and cultural centers. Fans of American and southern art need visit the Greenville County Museum of Art, featuring its popular Southern Collection and Andrew Wyeth Collection, or the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery. For theater fans, check out the event schedule at the Peace Center.
Columbia, South Carolina’s capital and largest city, features some of the state’s best galleries. Friends of the arts may stroll the Columbia Museum of Art and the Koger Center for the Arts, while theater addicts can grab a seat at the gorgeous Newberry Opera House.
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