Fifty years ago, a young teacher at Bob Jones University collaborated with three art faculty friends to establish a singular space to display their work. Directed by Richard Rupp, the Hampton III Gallery opened in 1970 exhibiting the talents of now nationally lauded artists like Carl Blair, Emery Bopp, and Darrell Koons. Throughout the years, the gallery has continued to present exceptional works to the public, from the likes of Southern abstract artist William Halsey to painter Leo Twiggs. The gallery celebrates this significant anniversary with the honorary exhibit Hampton Gold: 50 Years, highlighting works from artists represented by Hampton III through December 31.

Hampton Gold: 50 Years will be on display at Hampton III Gallery through December 31. 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors. Tues–Fri, 1–5pm, Sat, 10am–5pm. View online at