Group Tours

SAM welcomes teacher and student groups thorough out the year to learn about current exhibitions and selections from our permanent collection.  Group tours are designed for K-12 students with an emphasis on strengthening visual thinking strategies, making connections to contemporary culture and personal experiences as well as reinforcing the next generation of National Visual Arts Standards and Benchmarks (National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and the National Art Educators Association).

Group tours:  Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm
Please schedule your tour at least 2 weeks in advance. Once you are registered you will receive pre-field trip resources via email. 

Fee: Museum tour, $2 per student
        Museum tour with a hands-on activity, $4 per student

Parking: School Buses are permitted to park in the West Wing parking lot provided there is room. Otherwise they may park along Converse Street which is on the east side of the Chapman Cultural Center. 

SAM Behavior Guidelines:

  • We request 1 chaperone per 7 students  
  • No food, drinks or gum in the galleries
  • Indoor voices at all times
  • No touching of the art – students and adults must be an arm’s distance away from the art at all times
  • Photography is permitted

To Schedule a Tour: Contact Elizabeth Goddard or (864) 582-7616 x236. 

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featured class

Watermedia Collage (17+)
Jane Todd Butcher, Instructor
Tuesday, Wednesday; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 27th - June 28th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $155; non-members $170 - 1 week

about us

SAM is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, INC and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.



Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Closed Mondays

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Sundays 1-5pm