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.

SPRING 2021 Programs

Virtual Experiences

Thursday, February 18, 4pm Third Thursday Virtual Guided Tour
Join a staff-guided virtual tour via Zoom, where attendees “walk through” exhibitions at the museum. Registration is required. Note: It is also possible to visit the museum in person, with a free timed-ticket.
Thursday, February 25, 4pm | On the Gregg’s YouTube Channel
Thoughts from the Artist: Daniel Johnston, Part 2

Gallery walk-through of A Thousand Throws and interview with master ceramic artist Daniel Johnston. Given free rein to create an installation for the Gregg, Johnston built an evocative, ghostly version of a Carolina farmhouse that transforms the museum’s largest gallery into a journey through time and space, although the time comes from the viewers’ individual pasts and space from their own experiences.
Thursday, March 4, 4pm | YouTubeYouTube launch of “behind the scenes” interviews with Gregg staff featuring Art Preparator Matthew Gay
Thursday, March 11, 4pm | YouTube
Gallery Discussion with NC master potter
Daniel Johnston and renowned NC architect Frank Harmon
Harmon and Johnston explore architectural elements in the Gregg Museum installation A Thousand Throws. Johnston’s work responds to the vernacular architecture in the countryside around his kiln in Randolph County, where abandoned barns and old farmhouses stand on banks of clay like the kind he fires for his own work.
Thursday, March 18, 4pm Virtual Guided Tour of Objects of Intention
led by sculptor-photographer Stephen Althouse
Join this virtual tour via Zoom, where attendees “walk through” exhibitions at the museum. Registration is required.
Note: It is also possible to visit the museum in person, with a
free timed-ticket.
Thursday, April 1, 4pm | YouTube Show & Tell:
Callot Soeurs Evening Dress
Known for their well-made and highly embellished gowns, the Callot Soeurs boutique that sisters Marie, Marthe, Regina, and Josephine Callot opened in Paris in 1895 was described by a customer of their day as a veritable “Aladdin’s Cave” of antique and ethnic textiles imported from Asia and the Middle East. A stunning dress they made more than a century ago (and now in the Gregg’s permanent collection) reveals the obsession with mummies and all things Egyptian that eventually led to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Show & Tell videos examine a single object, offering an up-close tour or highlighting Gregg Museum special projects.
Thursday, April 8, 4pm Virtual film screening: NC State Premiere of
All the Possibilities . . . Reflections on a Painting by Vernon Pratt
All the Possibilities…Reflections on a Painting by Vernon Pratt is a documentary meditation on Pratt’s most ambitious painting, a 1,400 square foot systematic abstraction completed in 1982 but only exhibited for the first time at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in 2018. With Holly’s percussive score, inspired by the painting’s mathematical formulas, All the Possibilities… immerses viewers in Pratt’s world of mathematically-based abstraction, a symphony in black and white. Registration is required.
Live via Zoom, join Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry, William Dodge, and Rich Holly for an online panel discussion after the screening. Gordon and Cherry directed the prize-winning film, Arts NC State Executive Director Holly, a professional percussionist, created its dazzling soundtrack, and Dodge is founder and director of the Vernon Pratt Project, which seeks to preserve the late Durham, NC, artist Vernon Pratt’s work.
Thursday, April 15, 4pm
Third Thursday Virtual Tour
Virtual Guided Tour of exhibitions at the Gregg Museum. “Walk through” current exhibitions at the Gregg Museum with a live guide from the museum staff, via Zoom. Registration is required (Note: It is also possible to visit the museum in person, with a free timed-ticket.
Thursday, April 22, 4pmEarth Day Film, livestream
Title to be announced.

Stay tuned for upcoming virtual programs, tours and other updates!

Programs are open to the public and admission is free.

Guided Tours of Virtual Exhibitions

Interact with the art at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in a whole new way. Please be aware that registration process is a 2-step process. For any questions or for technical information, please contact Christina Wytko, or call 919-515-2768.

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

The Gregg Museum is currently offering reduced hours of Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, and requires timed-entry reservations for in-person visits.

During normal operation, please refer to the information below.

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.