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2019 Programs at the Gregg

THROUGH September 6, 2019:

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

Thursday, August 15, 10am-5pm. Animal Activity in conjunction with Fantastic Fauna

Enjoy Fantastic Fauna, then move to the Sunroom for a special creative activity. Great for families and kids.

Thursday, August 22, 8pm. 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. Tacos from Gonza Tacos and cotton candy available for purchase. Time may adjust according to actual sunset. Weather dependent.

Thurs. Sept. 5, 6 – 8pm. Opening reception: Southbound—Photographs of and about the New South.

A simultaneous exhibition shared by the Gregg and Duke’s Power Plant Gallery, with PPG’s opening on Friday evening, Sept. 6. UNC professorand guest curator Randall Kenan, author of A Visitation of Spirits and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, discusses the documentary images included at both locations. Opening will also include the following: Performances by The Poetry Fox. The Poetry Fox writes visitors a custom on-demand poem on a vintage typewriter. Give him a word, get a poem! and; Mini Tours of the Tilden Stone Exhibition – if you missed the Gregg’s “Secrets of Tilden Stone” tours, you can get a taste of them from our collections team. They will be on hand to give a demo of a select exhibit, opening the special compartments and talking about the piece in detail.

Thurs. Sept. 12, 6pm. Artist Talk: Tom Rankin.

Director of the MFA program in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, discusses his own photographs in the Southbound exhibition.

Thurs. Sept. 19, 6pm. Yoga in the Garden.

Led by the Alexander Family YMCA. Bring mat or beach towel. Weather dependent.

Sat. Sept. 21, 1:30pm Southbound: Ride the Bus with photographer Titus Brooks Heagins.

Meet at the Power Plant Gallery in the American Tobacco Campus in Durham at 1:30, then board the bus for a round trip to the Gregg in Raleigh to experience Southbound at both locations. Heagins will discuss his own work along the way. Pre-registration required – Register for your seat.

Thurs. Sept. 26, 6pm. Artist Talk: Triangle Area photographers

Tama Hochbaum, Margaret Sartor, and MJ Sharp discuss their camera work, with a Q&A to follow.

Thurs. Oct. 3, 6pm. Southbound: Meet the Curators.

Mark Sloan and Mark Long of the Halsey Institute at the College of Charleston will speak about the culmination of years of research that brought together hundreds of images of the 21st century South.

Thurs. Oct. 10, 6pm. Docent led tour of Southbound.

Thurs. Oct. 17, 6pm – 8pm. Opening reception: Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology

Are scientists and engineers in charge of the future, or does art have a role, too? What happens when artists appropriate the scientific tools and techniques of modern biotechnology?

Fri. Oct. 18, 8:30am – 5pm. Symposium: Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures.

Locations: Gregg Museum of Art & Design from 8:30am – 12pm and D.H.Hill, Jr. Library from 2 – 5pm. Artists and select scientists use the exhibition as a departure point for conversations about the future of genetics and biotechnology. Registration is recommended,

Thurs. Oct. 24, 6pm. “Do you believe in Centaurs?” 

Artist talk with Beauvais Lyons. The famed archaeologist, scientist, revolutionary, and artistic visionary discusses the mythical visions behind his art.

Sat. Oct. 26, 1:30pm. Southbound: Ride the Bus with photographer Daniel Kariko.

Meet at the Gregg Museum in Raleigh at 1:30, then board the bus for a round trip to the Power Plant Gallery in Durham’s American Tobacco Campus to experience Southbound at both locations. Kariko will discuss his own work along the way. Pre-registration required – Register for your seat.

Thurs. Oct. 31, 6pm.—Halloween at the Gregg. 

Thurs. Nov. 14, 6pm. Artist Talk: Suzanne Anker.

A Bio Art pioneer, visual artist, and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences, Anker talks about her work as it relates to Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology, setting the stage for The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood’s presentation at NCSU Libraries the following evening (Nov. 15).

Thurs. Nov. 21, 6pm. Artist Talk: Deborah Luster.

For over 20 years, photographer Deborah Luster has been engaged in an ongoing investigation of violence and its consequences. In “Archive of Lamentations” Luster discusses the evolution of her photo series One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana; Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish; and Passion Play, a series depicting Angola Prison inmates’ theatrical performance of “The Life of Jesus Christ.” NOTE: Chorography is “the systematic description and mapping of regions.”  Luster’s series is about describing and mapping.

Thurs. Dec. 5, 6pm. End of Semester Student Party


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.