Icons and Idols Exhibit at Myrtle Beach Art Museum


Icons and Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts 1960-1995

The Myrtle Beach Art Museum has several new exhibits opening next month, one of which is Icons and Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts from 1960 to 1995, featuring the work of Jack Mitchell. The exhibit, containing 137 of Mitchell’s photographs, starts Sunday, January 2, 2013 and ends Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Mitchell’s photographs of visual and performing artists have appeared on the covers of and in numerous publications such as Rolling StoneThe New York TimesNewsweekTimeLifeVogueElleHarpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and more. His photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken weeks before Lennon’s death, held the record as the best-selling cover for People Magazine for over 16 years.

Arts magazine described Mitchell’s portraits as “the first time a contemporary photographer has photographed artists as individuals possessing character and identification not expressed exclusively through their art works. They are pictured as subjects themselves and not merely artifacts of secondary importance to their art.”

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard, across from Springmaid Pier, in Myrtle Beach, 29577. Gallery hours for the Icons and Idols exhibit are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit the art museum’s website here.