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Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions shown at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design are listed starting with the most recent. For more information on a particular exhibition or to inquire about a catalog, please contact us by email, or by calling 919.515.3503.

Select catalogs may be purchased from the Gregg Museum here.

Many of the exhibitions listed are also available as VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS.


The Art of John Mark Hall

Leading by Design

BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art


This is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect

True Likeness


Across the Threshold of India – Photographs by Martha Strawn

Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance

Egyptian Tent

Eric Serritella – Sharing Spaces – Trompe l’Oeil Ceramics


crossed kalunga by the stars & other acts of resistance.

Chris Hondros – Conflict Photography.

Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949).


A Thousand Throws – Daniel Johnston.

ANIMATE EARTH – Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse.

All Is Possible -Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy In Metal. A retrospective exhibition, curated by Ana Estrades, of the visionary industrial, graphic and jewelry design created by Mary Ann Scherr. The exhibition included custom jewelry designs, body monitors, and other objects created throughout her long career. Catalogue. Virtual tour available.

All That GlittersSpark and Dazzle from the Permanent Collection. The Gregg Museum not only showcases some of the most visually stunning objects in its holdings, but uses them as points of departure to probe some of the deeper cultural, psychological, and even evolutionary impulses that may have brought about their creation in the first place. Virtual Tour available.

Design By Timefrom the Pratt Institute, curated by Judith Hoot Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan of curatorsquared. Catalogue. Virtual Tour Available.

Objects of Intention 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. Virtual Tour Available.


Southern Surreal-Masterpiece Furniture by Tilden StoneThe first exhibition of its kind of the furniture of master carver and NC native Tilden Stone. Catalogue. Virtual Tour available.

Fantastic Fauna-Chimeric Creatures – featuring lithographs and taxidermied examples of ‘Creative Zoology’ as envisioned by artist Beauvais Lyons.
Virtual Tour available.

Explorations-Science SculpturesChristina Weisner’s scientifically-based sculptures and installations centering on asteroids, ocean seismometers, and other scientific objects and instrumentation. Catalogue. Virtual Tour Available.

Borderlands-Evidence from the Rio Grande – an “anti-archive” of photographs and objects from the U.S.-Mexico border, as collected by Susan Harbage Page. Catalogue. Virtual Tour available.

Left Handed Libertyan exhibition of outsider art from the permanent collection of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design.

Southbound-Photographs of and about the New South. From the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston. A joint exhibition with the Power Plant Gallery. Part of the Southbound Project.

Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures. A joint exhibition with NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center (GES). Catalogue.


Vernon Pratt’s “All The Possibilities of Filling In Sixteenths (65,536)”the first complete exhibition of Pratt’s 256-canvas magnum opus, “All The Possibilities of Filling in Sixteenths (65,856),” with accompanying music, “Denominators” composed by Arts NC State Executive Director Rich Holly.

Rural Avant-Garde – The Mountain Lake Experience. Exhibition of works made at the renowned Mountain Lake workshops from such luminaries as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Howard Finster, Sally Mann, James De La Vega, Jiro Okura, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

Our Living Past: Photographs by Timothy Duffy. Wet plate collodion prints of portaits of traditional musicians, through the Music Maker Foundation.

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual. Catalogue.

Design Duet: The creative lives of Robert Black and Ormond Sanderson. Catalogue.


Show & Tell — Celebrating the Gregg Museum’s Collections. Catalogue.

A Door is Not a Window– Herb Jackson paintings. Catalogue.

Treasures Of Native America — Selections from the Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gift.

To see a list of exhibitions from 1979-2016, click here.