South Carolina’s oldest official song is “Carolina,” with words by Henry Timrod (1828–1867) set to music by Anne (Annie) Custis Burgess (1874–1910). Read the Entry »

Allston's philosophy of art elevated the image of American artists from mere artisans to romantic idealists. Read the Entry »

Anderson’s eclectic repertoire and engaging personality brought him national attention during the folk music revival of the early 1960s. Read the Entry »

Beginning in the 1920s, art has had a significant economic impact by virtue of its role in fostering tourism and later through museums dedicated to art. Read the Entry »

The original edition of The Birds of America established Audubon’s reputation as America’s leading nature artist. Read the Entry »

Catawba women have made pottery for hundreds of years, and archaeologists credit them with sustaining the tribe through this traditional pottery, which is the oldest art form still produced in South Carolina. Read the Entry »

Barrett wrote the scripts for some of Hollywood’s most successful film and television productions. Among his most popular films were The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Green Berets, and Smoky and the Bandit. His screenplay for the comedy The Cheyenne Social Club won a Writers Guild of America award in 1970. One of his most enduring works has been the film Shenandoah, whose star, James Stewart, became a good friend. Read the Entry »

In later years a tamer version of the music grew in popularity as it became associated with the popular shag, now the state’s official dance. Read the Entry »

In contrast to his time in Philadelphia and London, Benbridge achieved success almost immediately on settling in Charleston. Replacing the rigid colonial portrait style of the aging Jeremiah Theus, Benbridge worked instead in a manner that demonstrated the many different sources and influences he was exposed to in Europe. Read the Entry »