With approximately six new exhibitions each year, there is almost always something new to see at the Gregg. These engaging shows present diverse artists, cultures, media, and techniques and examine the regions where art and design intersect with science, engineering, math, and technology. Many originate at the Gregg, while traveling exhibitions from other institutions are sometimes brought in to broaden the range of perspectives offered. Each offering is enhanced by related programming, and many are accompanied by thought-provoking publications. 

The Five Talents, 2019: A ribbon of canvas with writing on it.

through May 9, 2021

Objects of Intention
by Stephen Althouse

Black-Sanderson Gallery

The Five Talents, 2019

Beginning as sculptures, these powerful and startling images of age-old agricultural implements provide a visual language used to comment on the human condition. The photographic prints are extremely large scale, 9 feet wide in some cases, and feature sculptures created by sculptor-photographer Althouse using manmade objects, cloth, tools, and simple farm machinery.

Cold Heart, 2018
Ceramic sculpture resembling a human heart

through June 27, 2021

Animate Earth –

Adventures in Mimetolithia
by Andy Nasisse

Woodson Gallery

Cold Heart, 2018

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.

Daniel Johnston and his assistant installing a structure at the Gregg Museum

through July 18, 2021

A Thousand Throws –

Adams Gallery

Artist Daniel Johnston during the installation of A Thousand Throws

Johnston 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.

Gregg exhibitions support and enhance the curriculum of the university’s classroom teaching by offering opportunities for professors to incorporate class visits, individual assignments, or research projects as well. Contact the museum’s Curator of Education to make arrangements; it may be possible to customize our offerings to meet the needs of particular courses or syllabi. K-12 teachers are also encouraged to consider making use of the Gregg’s exhibitions and resources.

All exhibitions are accessible, and admission is always free. Large-print gallery guides for the seeing-impaired and other accommodations can be provided on request.