Programs are open to the public and admission is free. 

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2019 Programs at the Gregg


“The Secrets of Stone” tours available on select Wednesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 6pm. Register here. 

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

Take a closer look at the textures, colors, and shapes of the flowering plants and surrounding architecture in the blooming Pollinator Garden. Bring your own sketching materials like color pencils, drawing paper (no permanent ink) and a towel or mat and sketch away!

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

Alexander Family YMCA‘s instructors lead a free yoga class in the Jackson-Thiem Pollinator Garden. Come enjoy the Gregg’s beautiful surroundings while you practice building serenity within! Please bring a mat and water.

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

Instructor Imari Colón with East Cloud Kung Fu leads a class in this ancient martial art.

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

Fantastic Fauna features factitious concoctions by Dr. Beauvais Lyons, professor of art and Director of the Hokes Archives at the University of Tennessee. Part archaeologist, part scientist, part satirist, part artistic visionary, Lyons is the force behind an incredible world of factitious artifacts, drawings, and objects that record the mythical visions through which he builds his own fantastical narrative of unnatural history. Intriguing  examples of interspecies hybrids are preserved as astonishing specimens of taxidermy and meticulously rendered lithographs. These only hint at the unexpected riches preserved in a collection that owes as much to P.T. Barnum as John James Audubon. Lyons’ one-person exhibitions have been presented at over 80 galleries and museums across the United States.

Also a special performance by NC Opera in anticipation of their upcoming production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

Thursday, August 22, 7:30pm. Movie in the Garden
Roger Corman’s Sharktopus

Genetics run amok! When the black operations project known as “Blue Water” goes horrifically wrong, the “Sharktopus” – a half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military – embarks upon a rampage across Southern California and Mexico, and is finally stopped through the valiant efforts of civilian and military personnel. Directed by Declan O’Brien and starring Eric Roberts, Kerem Bürsin, Sara Malakul Lane.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy a movie under the stars. Time may adjust according to actual sunset.

You can check out past events on our Past Programs page.


The Gregg Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5 pm, Thursdays until 9 pm, First Fridays until 7pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. 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 prior to your visit.