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Celebrate “Summertime” at McKissick Museum

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will hold its 16th annual gala, “Summertime…and the art is good lookin’,” from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.

The gala is held in conjunction with “Summertime,” a McKissick exhibit and art sale that will close with the gala.

Tickets to the gala are $60 per person and may be purchased at the museum office.

The gala features more than 60 artists who are native South Carolinians or have strong ties to the state and provides an opportunity for the public to meet local artists.

Featured artists include Ann Baker, Aiken; Tuula Ihamaki-Widdifield, USC art faculty; Marcello Novo, Columbia; Nikolai Oskolkov, Columbia; Renee Rouillier, USC art faculty; Richard Wells, Hopkins; and Ellen Emerson Yaghjian, Columbia.

Works by all artists will be available for purchase during the gala, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the museum.

The gala will feature music, food and drink.

Coordinated by McKissick’s Advisory Council, the gala is one of two annual fundraisers held by the museum to support acquisitions and public programs.

McKissick is the only Columbia museum offering free regular admission. Located on the university’s historic Horseshoe, the museum features two permanent exhibitions, a number of rotating temporary exhibits and provides educational and cultural programming. Many of McKissick’s offerings are available through grants and private funding.

McKissick is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays.

For more information about “Summertime…and the art is good-lookin’” or McKissick Museum, call 803-777-7251 or visit

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 07/19/10 @ 12:00 PM | Updated: 07/19/10 @ 12:07 PM | Permalink

“Summertime…and the art is good lookin'”

  • What: McKissick Museum's 16th annual gala
  • Who: Featured artists include Ann Baker, Tuula Ihamaki-Widdifield, Marcello Novo, Nikolai Oskolkov, Renee Rouillier, Richard Wells, Ellen Emerson Yaghjian
  • When: Friday, Aug. 20, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
  • Where: McKissick Museum

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