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Programs


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.


Summer and Fall 2022

Martha Strawn, Pink Sari, in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, 1986.

Hybrid Program: Artist Talk and Discussion with Martha Strawn and Vijaya Nagarajan

This program is both in person and available via Zoom. You can access the Webinar HERE.

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 pm

Photographer Martha Strawn will be in person at the Gregg, joined by scholar and author Vijaya Nagarajan remotely from San Francisco as they discuss their respective books about the ancient practice of rangoli, or kōlam– ritual designs typically made of rice flour and drawn on thresholds and entrances. After the discussion, Strawn will lead a walk-through tour of her work in the current exhibition. Strawn is Professor of Art Emerita at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and author of Across the Threshold of India: Art, Women, and Culture. Nagarajan is associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco and author of Feeding A Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India, an Exploration of the kōlam.

Tai chi in the garden at the Gregg Museum.

Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, September 22, 10:00 am

Join us for a tai chi class led by Imari Colón of East Cloud Kungfu. 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.

Egyptian Tent on view in the Adams Gallery.

Family Program: Reading in the Galleries

Thursday, September 29, 2:00 pm

Join Gregg Education staff in the Adams gallery for an immersive reading of How the Sphinx Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland next to the museum’s very own Egyptian tent. Learn about how objects come into museum collections from far away places and color your own Egyptian tent panel! This free program is designed for families with children ages 4 to 10.

Past yoga event in The Gregg Museum’s garden.

Yoga in the Garden

Thursday, October 6, 10:00 am

Join the Gregg Museum for a free Yoga class in the Garden led by Jeff Manning of the YMCA. Bring your own mat or towel. Parking is free and available at the museum.

Eric Serritella sitting on his own sculpture.

Interactive Gong-fu Tea Ceremony and Exhibition Tour

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm

Registration required

To complement his Sharing Spaces exhibition at the Gregg Museum, artist Eric Serritella demonstrates the Gong-fu (sometimes Kung-fu) method of brewing tea in the museum lobby. He prepares Oolong tea the way it is customarily brewed in southern China and Taiwan, in small Yixing teapots with multiple tea bowls and vessels. Like a wine tasting, it involves all the senses, including viewing, smelling, and tasting tea. He also discusses Yixing teapot history and its influence on his work. The demonstration is followed by a private tour of his current exhibition with the artist. Space is limited so please register via Eventbrite in advance of this demonstration.

Martha Strawn, Pink Sari, in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, 1986.

Staff-guided Tour of Across the Threshold of India

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 pm

In celebration of the triangle’s Click! Photo Festival, Gregg Education staff lead a tour of Martha Strawn’s photographs in Across the Threshold of India and introduce threshold drawings, also known as kolam or rangoli, a Hindu ritual art practiced by almost four hundred million Indian women. Martha Strawn is Professor of Art Emerita at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She co-founded The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, was a Fullbright fellow to India, and was a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in photography.

Professor Sam Bowker photographed in front of an example of khayamiya.

Hybrid Program: Lecture by Professor Sam Bowker

This program is both in person and available via Zoom. A webinar link will be available soon.

Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm

Professor Sam Bowker appears live on screen remotely from Australia to decode the meanings embedded in the Egyptian Tent currently on display. The Egyptian master tentmakers who stitched it together a century ago interpreted the ancient past for international visitors but told another story for their Egyptian audiences. The world expert on Egyptian appliqué, Dr Bowker compares the Gregg Museum’s tent with the tiny handful of other rare Egyptian tents preserved in museums worldwide. Bowker is the Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, and also the Sub Dean of Graduate Studies for Charles Sturt University in Australia. Free presentation in the Gregg Museum lobby, with audience Q&A.

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.