The Gregg Museum has reopened to the public as of September 23rd, 2020. Starting April 13th, 2021, timed reservations will no longer be required. Groups of 15 or less can visit at their convenience. Larger groups should call ahead at 919-515-3503.
NC State’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design, at 1903 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, is open to the public and free to visit. Free parking is available adjacent to the building.
Currently open under reduced hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on weekends and Mondays.
Read on to learn about Gregg Museum’s upcoming virtual events and its current exhibits.
Upcoming events at Gregg Museum
Here are some of the upcoming virtual events that Gregg Museum is presenting. These are free and open to the public.
See more events on Gregg Museum’s programs page.
Thursday, April 8th, 2021
FreeLive via Zoom, join Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry, William Dodge, and Rich Holly for an online panel discussion after the screening. Gordon and Cherry directed the prize-winning film, Arts NC State Executive Director Holly, a professional percussionist, created its dazzling soundtrack, and Dodge is founder and director of the Vernon Pratt Project, which seeks to preserve the late Durham, NC, artist Vernon Pratt’s work.
All the Possibilities…Reflections on a Painting by Vernon Pratt is a documentary meditation on Pratt’s most ambitious painting, a 1,400 square foot systematic abstraction completed in 1982 but only exhibited for the first time at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in 2018. With Holly’s percussive score, inspired by the painting’s mathematical formulas, All the Possibilities… immerses viewers in Pratt’s world of mathematically-based abstraction, a symphony in black and white. Registration is required.
Eventbrite Registration Link.
Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Free“Walk through” current exhibitions at the Gregg Museum with a live guide from the museum staff, via Zoom. Registration is required (Note: It is also possible to visit the museum in person, with a free timed-ticket, available at gregg.arts.ncsu.edu).
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
FreeDivers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.
Current and upcoming exhibitions at Gregg Museum
Objects of Intention
Through May 9th, 2021
Sculptor-photographer Stephen Althouse begins with art pieces he creates using man-made objects, cloth, tools, and simple farm machinery. He then records images of them using large format film cameras and highly specialized printing and development processes. The resulting prints are quite large (up to 9 feet wide), and display exquisite detail and rich tones, commanding a sculptural presence. These mystic, almost sacred depictions of the human experience are further enriched by the artist through the addition of deftly embedded messages in the images themselves.
Animate Earth – Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse
In the Woodson Gallery
Through June 27th, 2021
For the past several years, Andy Nasisse has explored the figure in the landscape, engaging with what is probably the most basic impulse of the human imagination: the tendency to “see things in things.” Nasisse plays with this deeply planted instinct by focusing his lens on naturally eroded rock formations in the Southwest and South, while making clay pieces that challenge the viewer to discern the intentionality that went into creating them.
In the Adams Gallery
Through July 18th, 2021Johnston combines his interest in architecture, engineering, installation art, and various traditions of making pottery to create works that control space and environment. By changing the way people interact with the pots by altering light, position, and how the pots exist in the spaces he creates, he intends to evoke emotion, and feed the viewer enough information so they might take a journey. At his studio in Seagrove, NC, Johnston uses local clay to make his pots, and fires them in a 900-cubic foot kiln that reaches temperatures of 2400 degrees. In 2008, he began numbering his large pots – often 4 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet in width – in an effort to keep track of the progression of his work over his career. The installation at the Gregg will include his one-thousandth large pot, reflected in the title of the exhibition.
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