Celebrating Diversity

Art, Literature, and Culture

Exhibit Highlights

From the arts to cuisine to Gullah culture, this gallery focuses on the rise of cultural diversity throughout the state. An interactive touchscreen allows visitors to learn about various influential figures and their artistic impact alongside works by icons such as landscape architect Loutrel Briggs. There are also “discovery drawers” that feature original typescripts, photographs, and musical recordings.

Mary Wilson Ball
Mary Wilson Ball was a watercolor artist and miniaturist of Charleston, South Carolina. She was a member of the Carolina Art Association and studied under Alice R. Huger Smith and others. She trained as a topographical draftsman in Atlanta, Georgia, and worked with the Army and the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads in Washington, D.C.