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.
- Monday: closed
- Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. first Friday of month for First Fridays)
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Upcoming events at Gregg Museum
Here are some of the upcoming events at Gregg Museum. These are free and open to the public.
See more events on Gregg Museum’s programs page.
Halloween Films with Jodi White
Wednesday, October 31st, 6 p.m.:
On Halloween night, Jodi Wille, documentary filmmaker, curator, and book publisher best known for exploring American subcultures, will be on hand to introduce WE ARE NOT ALONE (2016), her short film about the unconventional Unarius UFO religion led by Ruth E. Norman, aka the Archangel Uriel. The feature film THE ARRIVAL and the short film WELCOME SPACE BROTHERS! follows. Come in costume and win a prize!
Thursday, November 1st, 6 p.m.:
On All Hallows Day itself, she presents THE SOURCE FAMILY (2013), a critically acclaimed film she directed and produced about the 70s Los Angeles utopian commune under spiritual leader Father Yod, which thrived until his 13 wives became an issue with the local authorities. Wille accompanies each screening with Q&A. Meet visiting Unariuns who will attend the screenings.
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
In conjunction with Our Living Past. Performances by Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, and traditional blues ensemble, produced by the Music Maker Relief Foundation, whose founder, Timothy Duffy, is the artist featured in the exhibition.
Thursday November 15th, 2018
Drummer Thomas Taylor and his Quintet. Featuring music from his newly released CD, “The Seeker”. The group will consist of trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass, drums, and MC/rapper.
Forging The Renaissance
Thursday November 29th, 2018
Jewelry historian Ana Estrades explores the fascinating world of 19th century Renaissance Revival jewelry in Reinhold Vasters: Forging the Renaissance in the Museum. Using examples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, her talk reveals the full spectrum and impact of the master goldsmith’s restorations and forgeries. This research was recently presented at the international conference, “Jewelry Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” held at the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Estrades, who recently taught the first Gems and Jewelry semester course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, will be guest-curating an upcoming exhibition on Mary Ann Scherr’s jewelry designs at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design.
Student Stress Reliever Concert
Thursday December 6th, 2018
Live music by young legend Jake Xerxes Fussell, with food, fun, and give-aways. Open to the public, too.
Current exhibitions at Gregg Museum
Our Living Past
photographs by Timothy Duffy
On display in the first floor galleries of the historic residence
May 17 – November 25, 2018
Photographer Timothy Duffy’s wet plate collodion prints bring attention to the traditional musicians of the South. When Duffy began recording the music of folk and blues musicians for the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill, he discovered many of them living in poverty, despite their significant contributions to American musical history. This inspired Duffy to found the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to sustain elderly musicians while preserving their music. The Foundation, based in Hillsborough, NC, has supported nearly four hundred artists by helping them pay for medicines, meet mortgage payments, buy new instruments, find gigs, and gain long-overdue recognition for their great contributions. Duffy’s wet plate photographic technique, which dates back to the mid-19th century, reveals the strong individual personalities that continue to keep the roots of American music alive.
Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience
Adams and Woodson Galleries
August 23-December 30, 2018
Painting with fire, dancing in ink, or exploiting decomposition, artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, poet/ceramicist M.C. Richards, photographer Sally Mann came to Virginia’s Mountain Lake for a series of art experiments involving scientists, scholars, and local folks. Other participants included visionary Howard Finster; Japanese sculptor Jiro Okura; official New York waste management artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles; East Harlem street artist James De La Vega; Zen scholar Stephen Addiss; and painter Ray Kass. Organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at Longwood University, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Vernon Pratt: All the Possibilities of Sixteen
October 11 2018 – February 10, 2019
All the Possibilities of Filling in Sixteenths (65,536) is Pratt’s most ambitious piece. Beginning in February 1980, he completed the first 78 of its 256 panels during a sabbatical, while working in a small studio on 115th Street in New York City. The rest were painted in Durham, with the last panel finished at 3:30 PM on October 20, 1982. The exhibition is the first complete showing of this massive 256-panel work centering around Pratt’s interest in systems and their variations, permutations, and the rhythms and harmonies within. At 18 feet high and 110 feet wide, it is the largest and most complex work of Pratt’s ever exhibited, and has been called his “magnum opus” by Gregg Museum director Roger Manley. Never assembled before, it has been hidden for 36 years and is presented only now for the very first time.
Born in Durham, NC, in 1940, Vernon Pratt attended Duke University for two years before transferring to the San Francisco Art Institute to finish his B.F.A. and M.F.A. In 1964, he returned to teach drawing and painting at Duke, where he was soon recognized as an Outstanding Professor.
Along with exhibiting his visual art throughout North America and Europe, Pratt also pursued a parallel career as a jazz musician, performing on saxophone and flute with Brother Yusuf Salim and others. He established a studio in a downtown Durham loft that became a favorite hangout, performance space, and informal salon for the area’s then small but rapidly growing community of artists and musicians.
Pratt’s life was cut short by a bike accident on December 14, 1999, five days after his 59th birthday. He died two months later, leaving behind a studio filled with thousands of enigmatic paintings and sculptures that trace his development from early figurative naturalism that employed broad strokes and bright colors, to a mature style involving an approach he called “systematic abstraction.” These latter works were rendered in subtle gradations of black, white, and shades of gray or else as progressions in pure black and white, applied in patterns determined by mathematical formulas.
The exhibition will also feature an original composition, “Denominators” by Rich Holly, Arts NC State’s Executive Director, based on Pratt’s examinations of jazz music and mathematics.
More upcoming art events in the Triangle
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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