Past Exhibitions: Pre-2017
In 2017, the Gregg Museum officially reopened at its current location on Hillsborough Street; however, the museum has a rich history dating back as far as the mid 1960's when the university began collecting art that would enliven and enhance the campus.
- Progressions, Permutations, Patterns and Probabilities: The Art of Vernon Pratt. Paintings by the late Durham artist inspired by math and physics. Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center, Raleigh.
- Object Lessons. Ceramic masterpieces from the permanent collection. North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC.
- Dr. James Troyer Constructions. Sculptures made from recycled laboratory equipment.
- Summer Fun! Objects from the permanent collection on the theme of vacations.
- Life’s Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits. Puppets and robots. D.H. Hill Library, Raleigh. .
- From the Permanent Collection. Industrial design, glass, culinary molds. Talley Student Center.
- Smokes and Mirrors: Reflections of the Self in Photographs by John Menapace.
- Chris Hondros: Photographs of Conflict. David McCune International Art Gallery, Methodist University, Fayetteville. War photographs by the NC State alum killed in Libya.
- Remnants of the Floating World: Japanese Art from the Permanent Collection.
- Calling the Spirits: Kings, Chiefs, and Women of Power in Photographs by Phyllis Galembo. Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh.
- Theater of Belief: Afro-Atlantic Costuming and Masking in Photographs by Phyllis Galembo.
- 80 Souvenirs. Accompanied theater production of “Around the World in 80 Days”.
- Till Death Do Us Part. Objects from the permanent collection relating to weddings and murders.
- Chicago. Objects from the 1920s to accompany the theater production of “Chicago”.
- And With This Shell, The Sea: The Ceramic Art of Siglinda Scarpa. Contemporary ceramic sculptures.
- Measure of Earth: Textiles and Territory in West Africa. African textiles and garments from the permanent collection.
- Farfetched: Mad Science, Fringe Architecture and Visionary Engineering. Outsider and self-taught art and technology.
- Humanature: Photographs of the Unnatural World by Peter Goin.
- Circa 1912. Objects from the permanent collection to accompany a production at Thompson Theater.
- Art Without Artists. Found objects and other items that could be considered art when displayed in a museum.
- STREAMING: New Art from Old Bottles. Installation made from recycled materials by 165 students organized by Bryant Holsenbeck.
- Spirit—Fire—Shake! Focal objects by Renée Stout, Kevin Sampson and Odinga Tyehimba. Altars, shrines, and centers of power.
- Amazing Maiziana. At the Raleigh Convention Center. Objects from the Mangelsdorf Corn Collection in the Gregg holdings.
- RED. Objects from the permanent collection that feature NC State’s official color.
- In Response: Weaving by Ann Roth and Vita Plume. New work made in response to objects in the permanent collection.
- Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton: The Powers of Costume. How clothing determines fate, in examples from the permanent collection.
- Textiles of Exile. Textiles by refugees, migrants, and displaced peoples.
- Betelnut. Photographs and ethnographic objects from the Batcheller donation to the permanent collection.
- Jugtown. Ceramics by the Seagrove pottery from the permanent collection.
- Necktie Tribute to Dr. Tom Stafford. Cravats, ties, and assorted neckwear from the permanent collection.
- Quilts from the Dr. Everette James Collection. At the Norwood Museum, Norwood NC. Quilts donated to the permanent collection.
- Earth With Meaning: The Photographs of Alan Cohen. Hardbound book, published by the Gregg.
- Then … Absence: After Katrina in the Lower Ninth Ward. Color photographs by John Rosenthal.
- Renaldo in the Land of Rocaterrania. Drawings, paintings, and objects from the imaginary world of Raleigh outsider artist Renaldo Kuhler.
- The Pull of the Moon: Recent Work of Barbara Lee Smith. Painted and stitched non-woven textiles.
- Traces: Mapping a Journey in Textiles. Group exhibition of contemporary textiles.
- Purses. Handbags and accessories from the permanent collection.
- Art of Jim Lecce. Student-curated exhibition of carvings by the Raleigh artist.
- Animals. Student-curated exhibition of animal-themed objects from the permanent collection.
- Drink Up! Drinking vessels and ceramics from the permanent collection.
- Shoes. Student-curated exhibition of footwear from the permanent collection.
- Masters of American Costume Jewelry. Student-curated exhibition.
- Ben Galata & Evan Lightner: Handcraft is Contemporary Design. Hand-forged steel and wooden furniture.
- Southern Roots of Mid-Century Modern. Furnishings, costumes, decorative arts and architecture from the mid-20th century.
- Sequence of Impressions: The Work of Douglas Gorsline. Paintings on canvas.
- With Lathe and Chisel: North Carolina Wood Turners and Carvers.
- Faces and Mazes: Lia Cook. Images on textiles created with Jacquard looms.
- Hold onto Your Hats. Headwear from the permanent collection.
- Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg. Katsinas, pottery, textiles, and other ethnographic artifacts.
- Undercover. Lingerie and sleepwear from the permanent collection.
- Inspired Design: Jacquard and Entrepreneurial Textiles. Artists and industrial weaving.
- Graphic Quilts at the Gregg. Quilts from the permanent collection.
- Silver of the Stars. Silverwork from the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Thomas Sayre: New Work. Earth-cast concrete sculptures and arc-welded 2D works.
- Norm Schulman: A Life in Clay Contemporary ceramics.
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart: One Collector’s Vision. Sweetheart jewelry from the Rhoda L. Berkowitz collection.
- Frozen Music: Frank Gehry and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Architectural plans and drawings.
- From the Inside Looking Out: The Journals, Drawings and Prints of Charles Ritchie.
- Pamela and Vernon Owens, Potters of Jugtown.
- Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries. Contemporary furniture.
- Recent Gifts: Eye to Eye, Object to Object. Objects from the permanent collection.
- Tom Spleth: A Retrospective. Contemporary North Carolina ceramics.
- Sock Monkey Madness! Photographs by Michael Traister.
- Juror’s Work: The Photography of Joyce Tenneson.
- SPoT! 2007—Southeastern Photography Triennial.
- The Fourth Biennial BOOM Design Competition. Contemporary graphic design.
- It’s Not Your Mothers Yarn! Works by Diane Howard. Knitted garments.
- Disorderly Creatures. Insect embroideries by Janice Wright Cheney.
- Exquisite Entomology (The Beauty of Bugs). Exploration of pattern using an installation of insects.
- The Natural World. Handmade ceramics and paper.
- Resplendent Reds: 19th Century Turkmen Textiles.
- Sid Oakley—Artist, Mentor, Friend. North Carolina ceramics.
- Tangles, Teeth & Touch: Sonya Clark. Beadwork constructions.
- Photographs by the Triangle Black and White Photography Group.
- Aleta Braun—Material Changes. Assemblages.
- With Hidden Noise: Photographs by John Menapace.
- More Than a Wrap: The Beauty and Culture of Saris. Indian textiles from the permanent collection.
- The Art of Enamel. Contemporary jewelry.
- Annie Hooper. Outsider art curated by students.
- Diener Circus. Miniature circus made by Frank Diener, of carved and painted wood.
- Alexander Bogardy: Divine Aesthete. Paintings and drawings by a visionary artist and hairdresser.
- Rick Beck—Form. Molded glass.
- War in Shadows and Light—Chris Hondros. War photography by NC State alum, for Getty Images.
- Nikolai Muhkin: Contemporary Russian Artist. Paintings.
- AIGA’s BOOM! The Best Graphic Design of the Carolinas.
- Fashions from the Victorian Era 1901-1919. Objects from the permanent collection.
- Crazy Cotton Chintz: 47 Quilts from the Permanent Collection.
- Curv-iture. Contemporary studio furniture.
- 20/20 Vision: An exhibition of new works donated to the collection in honor of the 20th anniversary of Friends of the Gallery. Objects from the permanent collection.
- Elizabeth Brim: Steel Magnolia. Contemporary metal.
- Treasures from Chinqua-Penn. Objects from the 1920s estate of Thomas Jefferson Penn and Margaret Beatrice Shoellkopf Penn, transferred to the Gregg.
- Nomads & Villagers: Woven Work from Around the World.
- Rings. Curated exhibition of artist-made rings.
- Boom! 2004. Contemporary graphic design.
- Mountain Made: Western North Carolina Crafts from the Collection of Robert S. Brunk.
- Four Women in Clay: Work by Jennie Bireline, Clara Couch, Virginia Scotchie and Lydia Thompson.
- Czech Glass: Old & New. Objects from the permanent collection.
- SECAC/Tri State Members Juried Exhibition.
- A Vibrant Transparency: The Photography of Elizabeth Matheson.
- Antfarm: Decade. Art collective’s 10th anniversary exhibition.
- BOOM! 2002: The Best of North Carolina Graphic Design.
- Contemporary European Ceramics: From the Collection of John and Brita Tate.
- The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years. Works by the seminal North Carolina metalsmith.
- Common Ground. An exploration of cultural diversity using objects from the permanent collection.
- Extravagant Eveningwear. Costume from the permanent collection.
- The Right Stuff. Studio-made furniture.
- Technology as a Catalyst: Textile Artists on the Cutting Edge.
- Patterns of the Past. Woven coverlets from the permanent collection.
- Fashion-Go-Round: Designs and Designers from the 1980s.
- Dior—The Master Designer. Costume from the permanent collection.
- Folk and Outsider Art. Objects from the permanent collection.
- Early American Modernism.
- North Carolina Clay: Past and Present.
- Ceremonial Robes. Robes from Africa and Asia.
- Passionate Collectors: Sonia and Isaac Luski Collect. Contemporary glass.
- Daniel Jocz: Uncommon Sense. Contemporary jewelry.
- North Carolina Pottery Masters: C.R. Auman and C.B. Masten.
- The University Collects Photographs. Photographs from the permanent collection.
- Frank Diener’s Circus. Hand carved and painted circus figures.
- 140 Years of North Carolina Quilts: Selections from the A. Everette James, Jr.and Nancy Jane Farmer Collection.
- Paul Jeremias: Arena Photographs. Photographs of Dorton Arena.
- Modernist Eye: The Art and Design of Nathan Lerner. Industrial design and photography. .
- From These Hands: Images of Works of Triangle Area Potters. Photographs of pottery.
- Juan Logan: Unconscious Bias. Painting and drawing.
- The Gelinas Collection: A Lady of Fashion. Couture from the 1940s—1980s.
- The New Heritage of North Carolina Pottery. Contemporary NC ceramics.
- Cultures Revealed: The Nell Sonnemann Collection. Applique from around the world.
- Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Permanent Collection. Mid-19th century prints by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III).
- With Beauty Before Us: The Navajo of Chil-chin-beto. Navajo material culture and photographs by Roger Manley.
- Cynthia Bringle: A Fiery Influence. Ceramics by the Penland School potter.
- Photographs from the Estate of Rick Horton. Photographs by, and collected by, artist Rick Horton.
- Friends of the Gallery Collect. Objects from Raleigh private collections selected by Jack Lindsey, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- Stephen Assael: Ordinary/Extraordinary Figures. Drawings.
- Buildings on a Small Scale. Small folk art houses.
- Samuel Yellin Metalworkers: Three Generations. Architectural wrought iron by America’s greatest blacksmith.
- Mildred Davis: A Collector’s Eye. Historic textiles.
- Expressions of Generosity: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions.
- Sherri Wood: Quilts. Quilts with religious subtexts.
- The Little Black Dress: From Sorrow to Seduction. Costumes on a classic theme.
- Coptic Textiles in the University’s Collection. Ancient Egyptian Christian textiles.
- For God’s Eyes: Plates and Vases. Work from Penland residency by Tom Spleth and Moshe Gershuni.
- Mark Hewitt, Potter. Contemporary wood-fired stoneware.
- Fabulous Furniture: Rosanne Somerson. with Jenna Goldberg and Eck Follen. Contemporary cabinetry.
- Simplicity, Order and Discipline: The Work of George Matsumoto. Drawings, models, and designs by the architect.
- The Work of Eduardo Catalano. Architecture.
- Yard of the Month. Contemporary landscape architecture.
- Textiles: Tradition and Innovation. Bedouin, Israeli, Palestinian textiles.
- Ceramics Israel. Contemporary Israeli ceramics.
- Relative Visions: The Artistic Differences between a Mother and a Daughter. Jewelry by Mary Ann Scherr and Sydney Jo Scherr.
- Act Three: Current Obsessions. New works and old from the permanent collection.
- Act Two: Color and Texture.
- A Multitude of Memory: The Life Work of Annie Hooper. Driftwood and concrete Biblical sculptures by the late NC outsider artist.
- A Flutter of Fans. Objects from the permanent collection.
- The Poetry of Dress. Lace from the permanent collection.
- Maud Gatewood: Re-visions. Paintings, reliefs, and prints by the NC artist/educator.
- Maud and Friends. Works by contemporaries of Maud Gatewood.
- West Africa: New Pots from an Old Tradition.
- Act One: Ways of Describing the World. First installation of Making A Collection: An Exhibition in Three Acts.
- Bob Trotman: A Retrospective of Furniture and Sculpture.
- Mark Leithauser: Paintings, Drawings and Prints.
- Burlon Craig: An Open Window Into the Past. Ceramics and face jugs from the great NC folk potter.
- Depression Documents: The Farm Security Administration in North Carolina. Photographs from the 1930s.
- New Furniture by Joerling, Kopf, Ulinski.
- Celebrating the Stitch. Contemporary embroidery.
- Early Architectural Photography of NC by Johnston / Wooten. Images by two early female photographers.
- Contemporary Egyptian Tapestries. Objects from the permanent collection.
- Enduring Textile Traditions of West Africa: From the Spirit’s Mouth. Textiles from the permanent collection.
- The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of North Carolina. Native American regalia and artifacts.
- Translating Value: North Carolina Cousins to the Crazy Quilt.
- Vernon Owens: Master Potter.
- This is Not Tramp Art. Chip-carved folk art wood objects.
- Mathew Nowicki: Sketches and Visions. Architectural drawings and models.
- Photographs of Science.
- David N. Hyman: Photographs 1976-1992.
- Cathay: Chinese Objects of Desire. Chinese artifacts.
- Guatemalan Textiles: Color, Texture, Tradition.
- Joe Owen: The Shy Potter. North Carolina pottery.
- North Carolina Clay 1992.
- Limbs: An Exhibition of Work by Randy Shull. Wood sculptures.
- The Art of Building in North Carolina: Photographs by Tim Buchman. Architectural photographs.
- The New Narrative: Contemporary Fiber Art.
- Building A Visual Vocabulary. Work from the permanent collection.
- The University Collects: Works Acquired for NCSU Collections Since 1968.
- Charles Hinman: A Recent Work. Paintings.
- The Continuous Process: The Artist as Teacher, The Teacher as Artist.
- New Art/New Material. Artwork using nonwoven textile material Lutradur as a medium.
- Under an Urging Moon: Recent Works by Rick Horton. Paintings by the NC State alum.
- Photography on the Monterey Peninsula: The New Generation.
- Walking on Heirs: An Exhibition of Fine Antique and New Persian Carpets.
- Finery: An Exhibition of Art to Wear.
- A Blessing from the Source: The Annie Hooper Bequest. Selected tableaux from the 3500 Biblical sculptures made by the NC Outer Banks self-taught artist.
- Iterations: glass by Christine Baukus, sculpture by Bryant Holsenbeck, photographs by Elizabeth Stein, assemblage by Jean Wierzalis-Ezell.
- Trains: from the Collection of the Neuse River Valley Train Collectors.
- Seeing An Idea: Gifts and Acquisitions Since 1982.
- Vernacular Pottery of North Carolina: 1982-1986.
- Paintings by Jerry Cook.
- SIGGRAPH ’85. Computer art.
- Souvenirs: Drawings by Melissa Harris and Edwin F. Harris.
- The Eastern Eye: Japanese Graphic Design. Traveling exhibition of graphic design.
- Color: The Spectrum of Expression.
- Spectacular Vernacular. Photographs of Asian and African architecture.
- Houses of Justice. Photographs of court house architecture.
- Built for the People of the USA: Fifty Years of TVA Architecture. Photographs.
- America’s City Halls. Photographs of civic architecture.
- Night Web: Preparatory Drawings by Dale Eldred.
- The Bridges of Christian Menn: Photographs from Professor David Billington.
- West African Textiles: Traditional Patterns and Techniques.
- The Unseen Landscape: Textiles by Susan Wilchins and Ann Roth. Photographs by Marc Wilchins.
- Southern Abstraction: Five Painters Work. Includes Herb Creecy, Tom Dimond, Herb Jackson, Richard Kevorkian and Whitney Leland.
- SIGGRAPH ’83. Computer art.
- Contemporary Printmakers.
- The Southeastern Spectrum Group Exhibition.
- Procession in Jerusalem. Paintings by Jack Levine.
- Ten Afro-American Quilters. Ten quilts by African-American quilters.
- Anglo-American Counterpoint. Ten quilts by Anglo-American quilters.
- More Than Just Cloth. Fabric Collections by NC State Textile Design students.
- Children’s World Festivals and Celebrations.
- James McLean Retrospective: An Artist of the 30’s. Paintings by the major Raleigh artist.
- The Henley Southeastern Spectrum Group Exhibition.
- Philippe Halsman 79. Portrait photographs by a major fashion photographer.
- Seny Norasingh: Photographic Exhibition. Color work by the Lao American photographer.
- Folkroots: Images of Mississippi Black Folklife. Photographs.
- Spaces and Places: Afro-American Values in Architecture.Photographs.
- The Fall Exhibition: Objects from the University’s Permanent Collections.
- Black Waters of the Carolinas. Photographs by Jerome Kohl.
- Reflections: Prints in the 1980s. Contemporary etchings, engravings, and serigraphs.
- The Works of Christof Drexel: Exhibition from the Goethe Institute. Paintings and drawings.
- Six Photographers. Work by January Davis, Davis N. Hyman, Jerome Kohl, Marsha Presnell-Jennette, James Pressley and Susan Sherman.
- Fifty Award Winners/Artists Living in the Southeast Group Exhibition.
- Black History Month: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Work by Al Clark, Robert E. Hunter and Ron Williams.
- David Driskell: A Survey. Paintings.
- Photographs by Marshall Clayton and David Hyman.
- Images of Earth from Space. Photographs.
- Buildings for Best Products. Traveling exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art.
- Chinese Brush Painting: Ellen Ma-Lin Ko.
- Delphine Hancock: Water Color.
- Annie May Andrews: Landscape Painting.
- Walter Davis: An Exhibition of Paintings.
- Photographs: Charles Springman/Benjamin Koonce.
- The American Art Union: Early American Prints.
- Wake County Annual Artists Exhibition.