Past Programs

Below you can browse through programs that we have had in the past.  If you have any questions about these or other programs, please contact Curator of Education Zoe Starling at or 919.513.7244.


Thursday, January 9, 3pm and 6pm 

Wolfpack Winter Welcome Week: Guided tours of the museum and its current exhibitions. 

Thursday, January 16 6pm

Poetry reading with Jeffery Beam, from An Elizabethan Bestiary Retold. Ippy Patterson’s illustrations also featured.

Thursday, January 23 6pm

Double exhibition opening reception for All That Glitters—Spark and Dazzle from the Permanent Collection and Design by Time. The two exhibitions run January 24 – May 17 in the Adams and Woodson Galleries. 

Thursday, January 30 6pm

Sketching in the galleries led by Education Program Assistant, Christina Wytko.

Thursday, February 6 6pm

Guest lecture with Adam Hartstone-Rose.  “Visualizing Past and Future Species” he discusses the process of creating photorealistic reconstructions of how long-extinct species may have appeared when alive and how current species may yet evolve.

FEBRUARY First Friday at the Gregg – February 7 5:30-7pm featuring the NC State Woodwind Quintet

Thursday, February 13 6pm

Film screening: Tom Tykwer’s Sundance prizewinner Run Lola Run.

Friday, February 21 6pm (snow date)

Exhibition opening reception for All is Possible— Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal. Exhibition runs February 21 – September 6, Thomas E. Cabaniss Gallery in the Historic Residence.

Thursday, February 27 6pm – All Is Possible Tour 

Highlight tour with curator Ana Estrades of All is Possible—Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal.

Thursday, March 5 6pm

Short lectures in conjunction with Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology

MARCH First Friday at the Gregg – March 6 5:30-7pm

Featuring Irish Sessions at NC State


Tuesday, March 10 3pm – Highlight tour of All is Possible—Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal.

Thursday, March 12 6pm – Docent tours of all the open exhibitions.



Friday January 4, 5:30pm Guided Tour of the Gregg Thursday

January 10, 6pm Cupcake Bar and Art Party

Thursday, January 17, 6pm. Artist talk with Matt McConnell.

Thursday, January 24, 6pm. Lecture – In the Realms of the Self-Taught with Roger Manley.

Thursday, January 31, Performance at 6pm and 7:30pm. Inspired Echo – Faculty Dances

Wednesday, February 6  12 Noon. Gallery Tour of Vernon Pratt’s All The Possibilities of Sixteen.  Presenter William Dodge, Vernon Pratt collector and founder of The Vernon Pratt Project,

Thursday, February 7,  6pm. Opening reception BorderLands – Evidence from the Rio Grande by Susan Harbage Page and
Explorations — Science Sculptures by Christina Lorena Weisner

Thursday, February 14, 6pm.  Artist-In-Residence and Arts Village student presentation Cameroonian multi-media artist Jean Michel Dissake.

Thursday, February 21, 6pm. Artist talk and Discussion with Susan Harbage Page, Borderlands – Evidence from the Rio Grande

Thursday, February 28, 6pm. Artist talk with Christina Lorena Weisner, Explorations — Science Sculpture.

Thursday, March 7, 6pm. Curator in Residence Ana Estrades talks about her upcoming exhibition on Mary Ann Scherr.

Thursday, March 21, 6pm. Opening reception for Southern Surreal — Masterpiece Furniture by Tilden Stone plus a magic show by Rick & Myra Ramseur.

Wednesday, April 3 through Friday April 5 – Eco Film Series (introduced by Scott Crocker) presents highly entertaining nature documentaries by some of the world’s best film makers.

Thursday, April 11, 6pm. Yoga in the garden.

Friday, April 12, 6pm. Flor de Toloache Mariachi. Free preview of their concert through NC State LIVE Saturday, April 13.

Thursday, April 18, 6pm. Guided tour.

Thursday, April 25, 7:30pm Interactive Light Installation in the Garden with artist Jaclyn Bowie.

Thursday, May 9, 6pm The River Cube Project – Meet the Artists At 6pm Christina Weisner and Matt Keene will be on hand to talk about their ambitious quest, The River Cube Project.

Thursday, May 16, 6pm. Inside/Out Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Party

Thursday, June 6, 6pm. Sketching in the Garden

Thursday, June 13, 6pm. Yoga in the Garden

Thursday, July 11, 6pm. Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, July 18, 6pm. OPENING RECEPTION – Fantastic Fauna-Chimeric CreaturesBeauvais Lyons

THROUGH September 6, 2019: “The Secrets of Stone” tours available  select Wednesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 6pm.

Thursday, August 15, 10am-5pm. Animal Activity in conjunction with Fantastic Fauna

Thursday, August 22, 8pm. Movie in the Garden – Roger Corman’s Sharktopus RESCHEDULED FOR OCT 31

Thurs. Sept. 5, 6 – 8pm. Opening reception: Southbound—Photographs of and about the New South.

Thurs. Sept. 12, 6pm. Artist Talk: Tom Rankin.

Thurs. Sept. 19, 6pm. Yoga in the Garden.

Sat. Sept. 21, 1:30pm Southbound: Ride the Bus with photographer Titus Brooks Heagins.

Thurs. Sept. 26, 6pm. Artist Talk: Photographers Tama Hochbaum, Margaret Sartor, and MJ Sharp

Thurs. Oct. 3, 6pm. Southbound: Meet the Curators. Mark Sloan and Mark Long of the Halsey Institute at the College of Charleston on Southbound

Thurs. Oct. 10, 6pm. Docent led tour of Southbound.

Thurs. Oct. 17, 6pm – 8pm. Opening reception: Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology

Fri. Oct. 18, 8:30am – 5pm. Symposium: Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-2pm. Inside Out Scavenger Hunt (Part of NC State Open House)

Thurs. Oct. 24, 6pm. “Do you believe in Centaurs?” Artist talk with Beauvais Lyons.

Sat. Oct. 26, 1:30pm. Southbound: Ride the Bus with photographer Daniel Kariko.

Thurs. Oct. 31, 7pm.—Halloween INSIDE the Gregg. Roger Corman’s “Sharktopus”

Friday Nov. 1, 5-7pm. First Friday Wind Trio featuring Carly Graves, Brandon Haga and David Reiner

Thurs. Nov. 7, 6pm. Taco Night featuring Gonza Tacos y Tequila Food Truck

Thurs. Nov. 14, 6pm. Artist Talk: Suzanne Anker.

Thurs. Nov. 21, 6pm. Artist Talk: Deborah Luster

Thurs. Dec. 5, 6pm. End of Semester Student Party – Scavenger Hunt + Animal Mask Making. Plus The Poetry Fox. 

Thurs. Dec. 12, 6pm. Docent-Led Tour of the Gregg