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Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...
What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...

Gervais Street Extension by Blue Sky

  • South Carolina State Museum
  • 301 Gervais Street
  • Vista Conference Room
  • Columbia, SC 29201
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Interior Mural
South Carolina State Museum
Vista Conference Room
Unveiled 1989

When the South Carolina State Museum officially opened in 1988, a consensus was reached that murals would be required to enliven the building's atmosphere. While someone was promptly hired to complete the exhibition murals, several rooms were still considered unfinished or plain. Coincidentally, the museum was faced with growing public demand for a mural by Blue Sky, although nothing had been announced. In order to meet this demand, the museum acquired funding from local benefactor Guy Lipscomb and commissioned Sky to paint a mural in the Vista conference room.

The conference room presented a challenge for Sky, because it was very dark -- even clausterphobic, due to its low ceiling. His solution was to 'knock down' the wall, opening the room up to the Columbia city skyline by extending the Gervais Street Bridge directly into the museum.

Because of the mural, the conference room now feels quite expansive, its mood remarkably subdued by the scale of the painting and the ever-present, foggy blue city twilight.

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