Permanent Collection

The Gregg Museum’s permanent collection of more than 35,000 objects includes major holdings in textiles and clothing, ceramics, folk and Native American art, photography, design and decorative arts, and works by self-taught artists. 

The Gregg believes in making art accessible. The museum’s rotating schedule of exhibitions highlight diverse artists, media, and techniques in its galleries. Examples from the museum’s permanent collection are occasionally used in these exhibitions, but are not permanently displayed in the gallery spaces. Collection items not on display may be viewed virtually via the Gregg’s online catalog. Once the move of the permanent collection into the Gregg’s new facility is complete, these items may also be available for research and study by request. The Gregg Museum anticipates resuming this program in 2019. 

Please contact registrar Mary Hauser at with any questions.

The Gregg Museum Library


Members of the NC State community and general public have access to the Gregg Museum Library, a selection of more than 2,500 books related to objects in our collection.

We are happy to facilitate the use of the Gregg’s Museum Library resources, but please contact registrar Mary Hauser (, 919-515-3102) to schedule a visit. The Gregg’s library is not housed in a section of the building freely accessible to the public.