Robin R. Salmon

Robin R. Salmon

Robin Salmon is the Vice President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Robin has been on the staff of Brookgreen Gardens since 1975. She directs the acquisition, exhibition, and conservation of Brookgreen’s art, history, library, and archives collections; the activities of the Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens; and Brookgreen’s medallic art program. She has degrees in history and art history from the University of South Carolina.

Robin is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society, serves on its board of directors, and on the editorial board of its magazine, Sculpture Review. In 2007, she received the Society's Sculpture House Award for outstanding service to American figurative sculpture. She was a 2018 recipient of the Gari Melchers Memorial Medal of The Artists' Fellowship, Inc. for her contributions to American sculpture and sculptors over a 40-year period. Robin has served on panels of the National Endowment for the Arts to select art for the U.S. Capitol and is nationally known for her knowledge of American art, history, and outdoor sculpture conservation.

Robin is the author of five books on Brookgreen Gardens, a co-author of seven other books on art and history subjects, and of numerous essays and articles for exhibit catalogues, magazines, and other publications.