Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land at Brookgreen Gardens


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Brookgreen Gardens presents Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land, a traveling pictorial exhibit from the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. Curated by photo documentarian Vennie Deas Moore, the exhibit takes the viewer on a journey into the lives of individuals and families on Sandy Island, SC, one of three Gullah Geechee communities that remain accessible only by boat. The photographic collection, created in 1997, offers new interpretive text and historical artifacts that present an “insider’s” unromantic view of a place and people seldom seen. It portrays the interconnectedness of culture, the value of work, and a sense of stewardship of the land.

Vennie Deas Moore presents a lecture about the exhibit at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The presentation, Returning to Sandy Island: 20 years Later, is free with garden admission and includes a guided tour of the exhibit.

The exhibit is on display daily from noon until 4:30 p.m. at the Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Center through Sunday, March 22, 2015 and is free with garden admission. For more information, call (843) 235-6016.