Introducing the LOOK! Photography Exhibit

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The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is partnering with a statewide nonprofit organization, Family Connection of South Carolina, to display pieces of Family Connection’s LOOK!™ Photography Exhibit. Family Connection serves families across South Carolina who have children with a disability or chronic health condition. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is the 7th largest children’s museum in the nation, dedicated to hands-on learning and play for children ages 0-12 and their families. 

a young boy standing next to a wall with pictures on it

“We are honored to have this opportunity to bring pieces of our LOOK! collection to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate! said Amy Holbert, CEO of Family Connection. “These captivating photos of the children and youth we serve, represent Family Connection’s goals of creating inclusion, equity, and community.” 

The LOOK! photos were taken by photographers from across the state who volunteered their time and talents to capture the participants in candid moments doing the things they like to do best. “We hope visitors to the museum will take the time to visit the display, view the photos, and read the inspiring stories that accompany them,” added Mrs. Holbert. 

a young girl standing in front of a wall with pictures on it

 “We’re honored to host the LOOK! exhibit in partnership with Family Connection of South Carolina. This collaboration reflects TCMU’s dedication to inclusivity and accessibility and introduces this meaningful collection to visitors from across the Upstate,” says TCMU’s CEO, Lauren Luneckas. “Through these photographs, we aim to promote understanding and celebrate the inspiring stories of children and families facing disabilities or chronic health conditions.” 

The LOOK! collection will open to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th and be on display on the museum’s first floor through June 14th. Viewing of the exhibit is free with the price of museum admission. Per museum policy, all adults must be accompanied by a child. To secure museum tickets and learn more about TCMU, please visit www.tcmupstate.org.  

a room filled with lots of pictures and lights

Following the TCMU show, Family Connection’s LOOK! 2024 Exhibit will premiere on June 2nd at The Richland County Library in downtown Columbia. The exhibit can be viewed online at www.familyconnectionsc.org/look.  

Groucho’s Deli has been a long-standing presenting sponsor of Family Connection’s  LOOK!™ Photography Exhibits. Businesses or venues who are interested in sponsorship opportunities or in hosting the LOOK! collection may contact Jacki Garbinsky at Family Connection of South Carolina at 803-995-1413 or at [email protected].

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