To accompany and enhance its exhibitions and other educational activities, the Gregg Museum schedules a wide range of programs, including lectures, artist residencies, film screenings, virtual and in-person tours, and other immersive art experiences throughout the year. All are open to NC State and general public audiences alike and provide a welcoming environment in which to discover and exchange ideas.
Mindfulness at the Museum: Morning Yoga in the Lobby
Thursday, February 9, 10 a.m.
In partnership with our Hillsborough Street neighbors, the Alexander Family YMCA, the Gregg Museum offers free morning yoga in the lobby. Please bring your own mat or beach towel. Registration is required and space is limited. Please register here via Eventbrite.
Mindfulness at the Museum: ‘Slow-Looking’ Tour
Thursday, February 16, 3 p.m.
In support of NC State’s Wellness Day, Gregg Museum education staff offer a ‘slow-looking’ tour of current exhibitions. Studies have found that visitors to art galleries spend an average of eight seconds looking at each work on display. But what happens when we spend five minutes, fifteen minutes, an hour or an afternoon really looking in detail at an artwork? This tour allows participants the opportunity to slow down, reflect and form a more personal connection to the art they are experiencing. We encourage participants to bring their phones and headphones to use with optional QR codes to enhance the experience.
Workshop: The Drawing Room with Bill Thelen
Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m.
Community drawing workshop with Raleigh artist Bill Thelen. Thelen’s work on view in True Likeness, titled maximum joy, includes drawings inspired by conversations and connections made through his initiative, the Drawing Room’s Zoom Drawing Club, an online meeting-place where like-minded, lonely drawers could connect and draw together every Saturday throughout the early stages of the pandemic. Bill Thelen is an artist, curator, educator, and founder of Lump gallery. His own works include drawing, painting, sculpture, and video.
Film Screening of Aldwyth: Fully Assembled with Introduction by director Olympia Stone
Thursday, March 2, 6 p.m.
Directed by Olympia Stone, Aldwyth: Fully Assembled follows the remarkable creative journey of South Carolina artist Aldwyth, documenting her challenges and obstacles and telling the story of her inspiring “second act.” She is a painter, a sculptor, a box constructionist, and an intricate collagist. Like her artwork, the trajectory of Aldwyth’s artistic life has been anything but simple. Olympia Stone is a Chapel Hill-based nationally-recognized, award-winning filmmaker. Her production company, Floating Stone Productions, creates films that probe the motivations and personal histories of eclectic artists as a way of providing insight into their work.
Watch a preview here.
Curator Talk with Lia Rose Newman and Tom Stanley
Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.
Co-curators Lia Rose Newman and Tom Stanley come together to discuss the inception and curation of True Likeness. Newman, director and curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College since 2013, is responsible for curating exhibitions, developing exhibition-related programming, and overseeing and growing Davidson College’s Permanent Art Collection, including the campus sculpture program. Tom Stanley is a visual artist who served on the faculties of Arkansas College (now Lyon College) in Batesville, Arkansas and Barry University in Miami, Florida and was director of the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, from 1985 until 1990 when he became the first full-time director of Winthrop University Galleries in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Staff-Guided Tour of This is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect
Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m.
Join Gregg Museum education staff for an overview tour of This is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect. This exhibition celebrates the life and work of the one-name artist, Aldwyth. Now in her late eighties, the artist surveys the constellation of influences that have brought her this far. This retrospective takes measure of her entire artistic output from 1953 to present, highlighting the points at which her fascinations have evolved into obsessions. It also traces the connections between her personal biography and the content of her work. This is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospective is on view in the Adams and Woodson galleries until October 7, 2023.
Mindfulness at the Museum: Morning Yoga in the Garden
Thursday, March 23, 10 a.m.
In partnership with our Hillsborough Street neighbors, the Alexander Family YMCA, the Gregg Museum offers free morning yoga in the Jackson-Thiem formal garden. Please bring your own mat or beach towel.
Eco Film Series: The Human Element
Tuesday, April 4, 3 p.m.
The Gregg Museum is bringing back its Eco Film Series in celebration of Earth Month with three free screenings of new and exciting nature films. The first, The Human Element directed by Matthew Testa, chronicles the quest of environmental photographer James Balog to show how the four elements — air, earth, water and fire — are being altered by the fifth element of human activity. Pioneering in its videography, the documentary reveals how global warming has drastically contributed to wildfires and hurricanes that disrupt human-nature balance. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element highlights Americans on the front lines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.
Eco Film Series: RiverBlue
Wednesday, April 5, 3 p.m.
The Gregg Museum brings back its Eco Film Series in celebration of Earth Month with three free screenings of new and exciting nature films. RiverBlue follows Canadian river conservationist, professor, and paddler Mark Angelo as he embarks on an unprecedented three-year river journey around the world to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries: fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
Eco Film Series: 2040
Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m.
The Gregg Museum brings back its Eco Film Series in celebration of Earth Month with three free screenings of new and exciting nature films. The final film in this year’s series–2040–is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now. Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Australian actor, director, and producer Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided by the many children he consults with along the way, Damon interweaves dramatic sequences and high-end visual effects to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented.
Staff-Guided Tour of True Likeness
Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m.
Join Gregg education staff for a tour of True Likeness. This exhibition, coming from the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, presents contemporary portraits from diverse makers in a variety of media including video, photography, painting, collage, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Artists, some familiar, others more on the fringe of the art world, hail from all over the United States. Their own identities, and those presented through their works, provide a snapshot of who we are as a country.
Mindfulness at the Museum: Morning Yoga in the Garden
Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m.
In need of a reset before exam week? Join us on Reading Day! In partnership with our Hillsborough Street neighbors, the Alexander Family YMCA, the Gregg Museum offers free morning yoga in the Jackson-Thiem formal garden. Please bring your own mat or beach towel and get ready to relax your mind.
Staff-Guided Tour: Art History and Aldwyth
Thursday, May 18, 6 p.m.
Join Gregg Museum education staff member and art historian Christina Marchington to discover the art historical references and inspirations embedded within the intricate collages in This is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect. Taken as a whole, Aldwyth’s art deals with themes of personal and art history, articulating the position of an artist standing outside the so-called “art world” and looking in. Uniting much of this art is her commitment to questioning inherited notions of what constitutes art and art history. Marchington received her MA in art history and archaeology at the University of Missouri in 2018 and her BA in art history at UNC Wilmington in 2016.
Mindfulness at the Museum: Tai Chi in the Garden with Imari Colón of East Cloud Kungfu
Thursday May 25, 10 a.m.
Imari Colón, owner and instructor (Laoshi) of East Cloud Kungfu (and NC State graduate) leads a Tai Chi class in the Jackson-Thiem formal garden. Originating from an ancient Chinese martial art, Tai chi has developed as a graceful form of exercise involving a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion to achieve peace and calm.
Programs are open to the public and admission is free. Stay tuned for upcoming programs, tours, and other updates! You can check out past events on our Past Programs page.
The Gregg Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5 pm. Closed Mondays. Events are open to the public and admission is free.
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design strives to maintain the best accessibility standards possible. If you need access accommodations or have suggestions for improving accessibility at the Gregg, call 919-515-3503 or e-mail us prior to your visit.