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.


Art & Imagination in Children’s Literature

Art & Imagination in Children’s Literature Photo Open to the public FEB 14, 2015

Showcasing artwork and original storybooks created by Winthrop University students. Complementing the students’ work will be a selection of illustrations and children’s books by artist Vernon Grant and merchandise inspired by his nursery rhymes.

Sponsored in part by the Arts Council of York County. Support is provided in part by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, and the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Wolves and Wild Lands

Wolves and Wild Lands Photo For every place wolves thrive, or struggle to survive, people shape their ways of life and their future.

The story of wolves in North America is ancient and far-ranging, spanning thousands of years and encompassing vast territories from the arctic tundra, western mountains, and southwestern deserts to the eastern woodlands and coastal plains.

The destiny of wolves has been linked to people since their first encounters over 10,000 years ago. Throughout history, people’s perceptions and actions towards wolves have always been mingled with reverence, fear, fascination, and hatred.

Wolves and Wild Lands offers compelling insights into the intriguing nature and ecological value of these predators, portrayed alongside the perspectives of people sharing land and resources with wolves.

Addressing the natural, cultural, and economic pressures that threaten wolves today, this exhibit highlights the challenges facing citizens, government, and conservation agencies across America in their efforts to protect and preserve wolves in the wild.

This traveling exhibit produced and toured by the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with the International Wolf Center in Minnesota. Locally sponsored by Harry and ‘Becca Dalton, Chappell Animal Hospital & Equine Services, Newport Veterinary Hospital, Inc. and White Rose Veterinary Hospital.


Life: A Journey Through Time

Life: A Journey Through Time Photo On view through MAY 17, 2015

A Photographic Exhibit by Frans Lanting

Based on photographer Frans Lanting’s multi-year project, this exhibit is a photographic portrayal of life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to its amazing diversity today. Featuring stunning images captured around the world, this photographic journey explores primordial landscapes from jungles to volcanoes to oceans, and celebrates the incredible variety of plant and animal life that fills nearly every niche on Earth. A poetic narrative accompanies the photographs, inspiring viewers to discover and appreciate the natural world. This photographic exhibit, toured in North America by NRG! Exhibits, is complemented with models, specimens, fossils, rocks and minerals that highlight the geological origins and ancient life of the Carolina Piedmont.


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!