McKissick and You: Collecting What Matters
June 15 - September 5, 2015, 2nd floor North Gallery
Before museums collect what matters to the public at large, individuals collect what matters to them. McKissick Museum, like most other museums, is able to collect because someone else collected first.
The University of South Carolina has been accepting collections from citizens and scholars almost from the day South Carolina College was chartered. First displayed on the “museum shelf” in Rutledge College, the university’s collections have been housed in the South Caroliniana Library, Legare College, a “University Treasure Room” in the War Memorial Building, and various classrooms around campus. They now have a permanent home in McKissick Museum which is still collecting today.
This exhibit highlights objects acquired by McKissick in the last three years including artwork by Tom Feelings, political memorabilia, an early Cocky costume, baskets by Mary Jackson and Nancy Basket, a batik by Leo Twiggs, 19th-century pottery and textiles, and items from Richard Dominick's laboratory at The Wedge. Come--see what matters!
Image: Ollie Inabenet Boylston, Quilt, ca. 1920, Hemrick Nathan Salley Family Collection, 2013.11.87