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The Palmetto Curatorial Exchange is a collaboration between CC: Curating and Collections, The University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and Coastal Carolina University – that aims to make existing collections and contemporary art more accessible to under-served publics, nurture the network of existing arts organizations within the state, and cultivate the next generation of arts professionals studying in South Carolina.

What is it? 

SC university students curate exhibitions of artwork by artists affiliated with South Carolina at business and public venues across the Palmetto State. Host organizations include banks, corporations, state agencies, municipalities, libraries, community and senior centers.

Who is it?

The art departments of the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and Coastal Carolina University offer academic credit to participating students. CC: Curating & Collections - an international arts consulting company - coordinates with university faculty to develop curricula, host guest lectures, promote professional development and interface with collaborating collections, artists and host venues.

Who benefits?

Students, who cultivate their professional skill set and forge connections to regional and international art networks. Artists and Collections, who expose their work to broader and more diverse audiences. Businesses and public entities, which gain access to original art work for their public spaces. People of SC, through increased access to, and contextualization of, South Carolina art, and through enhanced cultural awareness and enjoyment of life. 

How can you help?

To make a tax deductible donation to support the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, you can visit us online. You can also make a donation by check by downloading and completing our contribution form. For more information about making donations, please visit our support page.


Our Director

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Cecelia Lucas Stucker

CC: Curating & Collections was established by Cecelia Lucas Stucker in 2012. Having worked for private art adivsors and as an independent curator since 2007, Miss Stucker brings to this enterprise a unique skill set which aides her assessment of emerging and established artists from an institutional and market standpoint. 

She obtained double degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of South Carolina with additional accumens from New York University and The International School of Painting in Umbria, Italy. In 2011 Miss Stucker received a Master of Art Business degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Upon commencement from Sotheby’s, she began curating at galleries and foundations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, London, as well as Germany, Thailand, and Nigeria. Miss Stucker continues to work on group shows for galleries and museums internationally and is currently curating an exhibition of Rirkrit Tiravanija at The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark. 

A native of South Carolina, Miss Stucker wanted to engage her home-state bringing the professional acumen and access of her international arts consulting company to the cultural community. She founded the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange to make arts more accessible to South Carolinians, cultivate the next generation of arts professionals, and enhance the local network of promoters and institutions, as well as promote artists from the Palmetto State.