Sara Shealy ('13), curator

Event Details

Exhibition Title: “'Awakened From Years of Slumber': The Economic Impact of the Charleston Renaissance Painters" 
Opening Reception: Dec 7; 6-8pm
Gallery Talk Dec 7: 6:30pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 7 - Feb 21


Sara Shealy was selected as the fall curatorial intern for the Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The collection, owned by George and Susu Johnson, offers an extensive survey of artistic activity on the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day.

Through this exhibition, Sara will explore how the artists of the Charleston Renaissance created works that had a significant impact on the city’s economy. Her research brings together traditional art historical and economic research and museum studies.  Her work will also be part of Ann Rodrick and Bill Barnet’s civic engagement seminar.

Location: The Johnson Collection Gallery; West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306