Richard McMahan's Mini Museum

Image by Richard McMahan/College of CharlestonImage by 20080520robertmcmahan.jpg Some of McMahan's work, as seen on the College of Charleston's promo page.

For 18 years, Richard McMahan has been creating a personal museum of replicas of the world's greatest work of art, created in miniature. Now his work of more than 1,100 tiny replicas spanning thousands of years of history has come to Charleston.

The College of Charleston writes:
This Florida savant has an exceptional talent for producing tiny images representing famous and not so famous art in museum collections such as the Hermitage, the Prado, the Louvre, the Metropolitan, and the Museum of Modern Art. McMahan began his collection by working from photographs he found in over one hundred years of National Geographic Magazines. Included in this worldwide tour are cave paintings, a rendition of an Egyptian tomb (complete in all of its parts), art nouveau furniture, sculpture, graphic arts, drawings, paintings, and a wry selection of contemporary art.

The work is viewable at the College of Charleston Library (map), Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Or, check out the exhibit online.