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Arts & Museums
Recently relocated inside the Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg Science Center is a great non-profit organization that promotes science education to the local community. The science center has a variety of programs offered to children of all ages throughout the year, as well as winter and summer camps. Although the center is a member-driven organization, it is open to the public for a small fee.
Located in the Chapman Cultural Center, the Spartanburg Art Museum is a great artistic outlet for both visitors and locals. With rotating exhibits ranging from a variety of mediums like sculpture, pop art, watercolors and antique restoration, the museum has something for every art enthusiast. For both children and adults, the museum offers educational programs to hone your artistic talents in drawing, pottery, sculpture, jewelry making, basket-weaving and stained glass. Art camps are also a great way to get children involved and inspired by local artists.
The Chapman Cultural Center is a vital part of the Spartanburg community. The Center provides ample space for arts to flourish. The David Reid Theatre, Black Box Theatre and the Spartanburg Dance Center have the stage and the seating for performing arts events that can range from theater productions to modern dance. The Spartanburg Art Museum Art Gallery, the Artists' Guild Gallery and Student Galleries hang art from both local and visiting artists. The Spartanburg Science Center and the Spartanburg Art Museum Art Studio hold a number of classes, some of which are available to adults.
The Artists' Guild Gallery is in the Chapman Cultural Center. There are monthly art exhibits, some of which showcase art available for purchase. This gallery features art in a variety of forms, from contemporary and fine art to sculptures and photography.
Focusing on the history of Spartanburg County, this museum contains numerous permanent collections including exhibits on Indians, an exhibit on Spanish explorer Juan Pardo, and exhibits on wars from the Revolution through World War II.
Operating since the early 1960s, the Regional History Museum is a great place to get lost in the rich history of this growing but quaint South Carolina town. A distinctive range of artifacts are on display at this classy location. Recently relocated to the Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg County Regional History Museum hosts exhibitions regularly. The museum also sponsors and hosts many special events for the community and its members so check the website for up-to-date information.
BMW Zentrum is a museum for the famous brand and a car enthusiasts dream, located at the only BMW factory in the country. The museum chronicles innovations, technology and the company's heritage and foray into the future. The Zentrum has many things to offer visitors like meeting and events center, cafe, gallery and an abundance of exhibit space. It also has a factory tour that takes you through the manufacturing plant and construction of their world-renowned automobiles.
Dedicated to collecting and preserving historic materials, this museum display a wide variety of artifacts, records, and materials that depict the history and heritage of the Greer area.
The seventh largest telescope in the nation, as well as the largest planetarium in South Carolina, are located at this science center that is situated on 62 beautiful acres and also includes a reconstructed pioneer farm, classrooms and life science labs, a simulated rainforest, and an amphitheater.
With an elaborate collection of paintings from European masters from the 14th to 19th Centuries, this museum is a must-visit destination in Greenville. Also on display are sculptures and other artifacts from the period. The museum is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of everything on display, and hosts monthly events for budding art enthusiasts and tours geared specifically for children to achieve that end.
One of the most highly recognized and important American collections of religious art by Old Masters is displayed in the 30 galleries of this museum where you can view the works of over 400 major artists. Exhibited works include Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, English, Flemish, and French art that span the eras from the 13th through the 19th centuries.
Visiting Greenville Chautauqua is a chance to let history come back to life. In essence, it is an interactive history theater. Performers in costume as such luminaries of history as, among others, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King Jr., John Muir, Aalbert Einstein, and visitors are encouraged to ask the historic characters questions as to their life, history and so forth. Every June sees the Chautauqua Festival which features more than 20-some characters. All shows are free and meant for every member of the family.