Landscapes and Lifeways: The Carolina Piedmont 600 Years Ago and Today

Landscapes and Lifeways: The Carolina Piedmont 600 Years Ago and Today Photo Permanent Exhibit

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.

Vernon Grant: An Illustrious Career

Vernon Grant: An Illustrious Career Photo Open to the public FEB 20, 2015

Featuring original and published artworks that encompass Vernon Grant’s career as a professional illustrator, this exhibition offers new insights into the life and work of one of America’s most renowned illustrators.

Only Owls

Only Owls Photo On view NOV 7, 2015 - FEB 28, 2016

Only Owls explores the fascinating and mysterious world of owls as portrayed in artworks from the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Over 30 artists capture the intriguing nature and distinctive characteristics of owls in beautiful renderings created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor and woodcut. Complementing the artwork will be a selection of mounted owls from the Museum’s natural history collection as well as interactive components designed to broaden the visitor’s knowledge and appreciation of the unique adaptations and life ways of owls.

Vernon Grant's Wintertime

Vernon Grant's Wintertime Photo Opening Nov. 19

Vernon Grant’s holiday illustrations have been a part of America’s Christmas celebrations for over 75 years. The timeless popularity of his Santas, gnomes and village scenes among young and old alike is an enduring tribute to his originality and creativity. This exhibition celebrates some of Grant’s most popular holiday illustrations, especially highlighting the artworks which inspired the 2015 Christmas card and ornament. These holiday collectibles, and Vernon Grant and ChristmasVille merchandise, are available in the Museum Store.

Tot Town

Tot Town Photo 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!