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2019 Programs at the Gregg
Thursday, February 21, 6pm. Artist talk and Discussion with Susan Harbage Page, Borderlands – Evidence from the Rio Grande
“Borderlands” includes photographs Harbage Page took at the U.S./Mexico border along with found objects (shoes, wallets, eyeglasses, toothbrushes, toys) dropped by immigrants in their haste to get across or escape the border patrol. Professor Harbage Page is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and teaches courses in art and social change, borders, feminist thought, photography, and identity and gender in contemporary art. The presentation will include a discussion with invited community members as they each respond to the exhibition in the context of their own experiences as an immigration attorney, local government official, and representative of an area agency and/or organization that assists immigrants and migrant workers. An open discussion with the attending audience will follow.
Thursday, February 28, 6pm. Artist talk with Christina Lorena Weisner, Explorations — Science Sculpture.
An assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the College of the Albemarle, Christina Weisner makes functioning sculptures from scientific instruments of various sorts, including undersea seismometers and hydrometers. Her work, which often employs elemental materials like seawater, meteorites, or soil, has been shown both nationally and internationally.
Thursday, March 7, 6pm. Curator in Residence Ana Estrades
Ms. Estrades discusses her research for the Gregg’s upcoming Spring 2020 exhibition on Mary Ann Scherr, a legendary jewelry artist, industrial designer, and educator. The exhibition will include works from the Gregg’s permanent collection as well as numerous private collections. Estrades holds an MA in decorative arts from the Bard Graduate Center, NYC, and in the Spring of 2018 she taught the first Gems and Jewelry semester-long course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Manhattan.
Thursday, March 21, 6pm. Opening reception for Southern Surreal — Masterpiece Furniture by Tilden Stone.
Enjoy refreshments while Rick Ramseur, great-nephew of North Carolina’s grand eccentric master furniture maker Tilden Stone, presents a magic show and musical saw performance in tandem with his spritely sidekick Myra.
Thursday, April 4, 6pm. Eco-Film Series screening of Ghost Bird
With renowned documentary film director and producer Scott Crocker. Q&A to follow. This non-fiction feature documents the search for the Holy Grail of birding, the giant Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, long believed to be extinct. Crocker’s award-winning films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and at film festivals and exhibitions around the world. Please check the Gregg Museum website for details on other screenings.
Thursday, April 11, 6pm. Yoga in the garden.
Class led by our Hillsborough Street neighbors, the Alexander Family YMCA. Bring a mat or beach towel and enjoy the surrounding beauty and serenity of your practice.
Friday, April 12, 6pm. Flor de Toloache Mariachi.
In conjunction with NC State LIVE and Susan Harbage Page’s Borderlands, enjoy music and conversation with Grammy-Award-winning musicians who are changing the contemporary mariachi music scene. This free event is a preview of their concert performance in Stewart Theatre on Saturday, April 13.
Thursday, April 18, 6pm. Guided tours.
Hear the stories behind the art.
Thursday, April 25, 7:30pm Interactive Light Installation in the Garden.
Join artist Jaclyn Bowie for an immersive and collaborative project that will be projected on the exterior walls of the Gregg Museum. The projections will be inspired by the museum’s spring exhibitions and the natural surroundings of the surrounding pollinator garden. Bowie develops narratives with audiences and translates them into interdisciplinary works and exhibitions including performance, film, and illustration.
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.
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