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Announcing the 2023 Folk Heritage Awards Recipients

The 2023 Jean Laney Folk Heritage Awards will be presented by the General Assembly to honor a Gullah Geechee chef and a gospel singer who keep South Carolina's traditional art forms alive. Join us and our partner, the South Carolina Arts Commission, in congratulating this year's deserving awardees.

McKissick Museum hosts Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture on David Drake's artistic legacies

Join us for a conversation with Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman and poet Glenis Redmond about their new book, "Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: Art and Poetry for David Drake". This talk introduces audiences to David Drake's pottery and poetry and shares how he has inspired a generation of visual artists and poets who came after him.

Nominations sought to honor S.C. folklife and traditional arts practitioners and advocates

McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Arts Commission want to honor exceptional practitioners and advocates working in the Palmetto State's folklife and traditional arts.

Final Radio Show Episode Features Multi-Genre Musician, Composer, and Educator Marc Faris

Raised in Appalachia, Marc Faris has performed, taught, and composed everything from punk rock to free improv and contemporary classical. His wealth of knowledge and cross-genre experiences make him a fantastic addition to McKissick's Punk & Old-Time Radio Show.

Street Musician Robert Coronado Discusses the Relationship Between Punk & Old-Time Music on McKissick's Radio Show

Born and raised in the city and suburbs of Chicago, Roberto's interests in punk and traditional music make him the perfect guest for the Punk & Old-time Radio Show.

Punk & Old Time Radio: A Conversation with Sasha Hsuczyk

Exposed to punk music growing up in Los Angeles, Sasha Hsuczyk performs music that rallies around the need for social justice.

Nick Shoulders Brings an Ozark Yodel to This Week's Punk & Old-Time Radio Show

Wielding a high yodel and whistle crafted from a lifetime chasing lizards through the Ozark hills, Nick Shoulders dives into his experiences on the Punk & Old-Time Radio Show

Howard Rains Discusses Old-Time Music This Week on McKissick's Radio Show

Howard Rains, a native Texas artist and fourth-generation fiddle player, sits down with Folklife Program Coordinator Ian Hallagan to discuss folk, old-time, and punk music.

Midlands Gives Returns May 4th, 2021

This year, McKissick Museum hopes to raise $10,000, so that we can continue to do just that: Make a Difference.

Punk & Old-Time Radio Show Continues with Thomas Richardson

McKissick Museum's Punk & Old Time Radio Show returns this week with special guest Thomas Grant Richardson.

Punk & Old-Time: Conversations on Community, Conflict, and Cohesion Hits the Airwaves this Week

A new radio show from McKissick Museum investigates the connections between the punk rock and traditional music communities.

Tour Tips and Visiting Guidelines

As you plan for your upcoming visit to campus, keep these tips in mind to help make your time at McKissick enjoyable and worry free.

McKissick Museum Announces New Programming for 2020 Justice Theme Semester

McKissick Museum Selected to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

The University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum is excited to announce that it is one of 75 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

McKissick Museum partners with the SC State Fair for a Third Year of FOLKFabulous@theFair!

The signature folklife festival will feature quilting traditions from across the state, music, and traditional crafts.

McKissick Museum Presents Recent Acquisitions in New Exhibition Opening May 20th

Every so often, McKissick Museum exhibits recently acquired objects to showcase the work that goes on in our collections department and to demonstrate our sincere appreciation for donors and visitors. In this version, we are excited to highlight new additions of art, silver, quilts, minerals, pottery, political memorabilia, and objects related to the University of South Carolina's history.

FOLKFabulous returns to the State Fair for the second year

McKissick Museum returns to the SC State Fair with its signature folklife festival FOLKFabulous. This year's theme: Pottery.


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