Landscapes and Lifeways: The Carolina Piedmont 600 Years Ago and Today
The Landscapes and Lifeways exhibit compares our contemporary Piedmont landscape with the Piedmont of 600 years ago. Two new dioramas show Carolina Piedmont landscapes and wildlife in the 1400s, before European exploration and settlement. View animals that once lived in the Piedmont (bison, cougar, elk and wolves) alongside species seen here today (deer, vultures, quail and heron). Discover how native peoples relied on the natural resources of the Carolina Piedmont – the river, trees, land, plants and wildlife – for their survival, and how they changed the landscape to support their ways of life.
Designed especially for creative play among young children (under 6) and their families, this gallery at the Museum of York County is inspired by the artwork of Vernon Grant. Located beside the Vernon Grant Art Gallery, Tot Town features many of Grant’s delightful nursery rhyme illustrations along with their traditional verses. Families are invited to explore the whimsical settings and enjoy fun activities that engage young minds and bodies. Have a tea party, dress up like a butterfly, put on a puppet show or share a book in the cloud nook. Playing is the real work of childhood – and helps children build brain, brawn and buddy power!
Leap Into Spring
March 19 - May 8, 2016
This exhibition features a wide array of original and published artworks with springtime themes created by Grant from the 1930's through the 1970s. Rendered for magazine covers, storybooks, and product advertisements, these delightful illustrations showcase his keen wit, mastery of color, and fanciful flair for design. Grant's role in co-founding Rock Hill's annual "Come See Me" Spring Festival and creating its mascot, Glen the Frog, will be highlighted with promotional artwork created by Grant from 1962 through 1986.
During this same timeframe, the Vernon Grant Gallery may display a selection of past Come See Me poster designs created by Grant, and the 2016 coloring contest entries may be displayed in the auditorium.