The Supper Table – Exhibit and Community Programs

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will present “The Supper Table,” a unique exhibit about South Carolina women and their impact on the state from July 9 – December 31, 2022. While the exhibit is on display, they will host a variety of collateral programs, including panel discussions and artist talks. SC Humanities supported the collateral programs with a Mini Grant.

Designed by The Jasper Project in Columbia, “The Supper Table” consists of an actual physical table with artistic installations of place settings, drawings of the 12 featured South Carolina women, as well as films and written pieces. The featured women are: Mary McLeod Bethune, Alice Childress, Septima Clark, Mathilda Evans, Althea Gibson, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Eartha Kitt, Sarah Leverette, Julia Peterkin, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright. More about the exhibit, including photos and a video tour, can be seen at:

While “The Supper Table” is on display, the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will present a series of collateral programs, including a conversation with the exhibit curator and three panel discussions with contributors to the exhibit.

The schedule of programs is:

Table Talk – Conversation with Cindi Boiter, Exhibit Curator
Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.

Take a Seat – Artist Panel
Friday, August 12, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.

South Carolina “Herstory” Talk
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.

Take a Seat – Writer Panel
Friday, October 21, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.

Take a Seat – Filmmaker Panel
Friday, November 18, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is a non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate community understanding through education, preservation, and celebration of the region’s rich history and culture. The center advances initiatives through programs, events, and exhibitions that inspire interest and evoke inquiry. It is a vibrant center where a wide diversity of people can gather to explore and learn about the region’s distinctive sense of place.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.