An illustrated catalog of Asian, American, and European art in private collections across South Carolina
This illustrated catalog of examples from the holdings of sixty-five South Carolina art collectors includes exquisite examples of Asian, European, and American fine and decorative arts and reflects the diversity of artistic interests to be found in private collections from the upstate to the lowcountry. This guide originally accompanied a corresponding exhibition held at the Columbia Museum of Art in 2008 in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the museum's expansion and relocation. As such, the works highlighted here reflect the interests also seen in the museum's extensive permanent collections.
Showcasing thirty-six examples of Asian art, sixty-six European pieces, and seventy-three American pieces, Carolina Collects includes paintings, prints, and photographs as well as fine and decorative pieces such as furniture, silver, porcelain, and sculptures. There is also a section highlighting more than one hundred representations of modern and contemporary art. This guidebook illustrates the scope of ideas, styles, techniques, media, and subject matter to be found across the diversity of private art collections residing in South Carolina.