Educational Outreach for Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal

The Columbia Museum of Art will create and provide educator tools and programs based on American Impressionism themes for South Carolina K-12 educators to complement the exhibit Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal which will be on display from February 20 – May 17, 2015. An “Evening for Educators” will be held on Wednesday, February … Read more

Voice, Vision, and Re-Vision with Poet Buddy Wakefield

Wits End Poetry will present a series of programs featuring noted performance poet Buddy Wakefield on February 26 and February 27, 2015 in Greenville, SC. The two-day event will include a performance followed by a Q&A session, a reception, a school visit, and a workshop/panel. Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist. … Read more

Anne Frank: A History for Today

In partnership with the Anne Frank Center USA and the Anne Frank House, Pelion Middle School will host the 32-piece temporary exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” in March 2015. The exhibit will be paired with an integrated, multi-disciplinary study unit focusing on bullying. The exhibit will be open to the community for tours … Read more

2015 Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

The third annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival will take place March 13 – 14, 2015 in Wragg Square and the adjacent Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Charleston, SC. Sponsored by the Charleston County Public Library, the festival is an innovative event that promotes the art of storytelling in the Lowcountry, encourages the sharing of cultures, … Read more

2015 Harambee Festival

Benedict College will present the 2015 Harambee Festival on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at their campus in Columbia. The event will include exhibits, displays, performances, and other cultural opportunities. SC Humanities supported this event with a Mini Grant in December 2014. “Harambee” is a Kiswahili word which means “all for one” and is used to … Read more

The Ripple Effect: How Saving a River Revitalized a Community

The Upcountry History Museum will present the original exhibit The Ripple Effect: How Saving a River Revitalized a Community from February 14 – September 20, 2015. The exhibit tells the story of the Reedy River and Lake Conestee and the community’s response to Greenville’s environmental crisis. Several public programs will take place during the exhibit’s … Read more

Blythewood Township Celebrates Black History Month

The Blythewood Townships will sponsor three events during 2015 Black History Month in the theme of “Celebrating Black History Through Honor and the Arts.” The events include the performance of an original play entitled “Waves,” an evening event honoring local black residents, and a gospel celebration and art display. SC Humanities supported this project through … Read more

SC Humanities Announces 2015 Student Research Fellow

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that one Student Research Fellow has been selected for 2015: Lauren Hamm of the University of South Carolina. Student Research Fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited university or college in South Carolina to explore research … Read more

Columbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

A multidisciplinary coalition of organizations and agencies is launching a two-month-long initiative to study and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia, SC that took place on February 17, 1865 during the last months of the Civil War. Events will include lectures, exhibits, tours, films, public discussions, and visual and performing arts. SC … Read more