From film screenings to lectures, the Gregg hosts a variety of programs – free and open to the public – throughout the year. You can check out past events on our Past Programs page.


Industrial Design Show & Tell
Thursday, September 7 at 6pm

NC State College of Design professor Russell Flinchum discusses the Gregg’s goal of building an extraordinary study collection of Industrial Design.

Ceramic Show & Tell
Thursday, September 14 at 6pm

Renowned Seagrove potter Daniel Johnston talks about his career, influences and latest work. After early years as master potter Mark Hewitt’s apprentice, he has shaped his own way in the world of clay.

Yoga in the Garden
Thursday, September 21 at 6pm

The Gregg partners with its Hillsborough Street neighbors, Alexander Family YMCA, to offer yoga in the new Rose Jackson and Evelyn Thiem Garden. Bring a mat or beach towel and strike your poses amidst the pollinators, while you both enjoy the flowers of early autumn.

The Bees’ Needs
Thursday, September 28 at 6pm

Professor Anne Spafford of NC State’s Horticultural Science Department talks about the aesthetic and functional aspects of designing gardens for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, with an emphasis on native bee populations. The program takes place in the Gregg’s Jackson-Thiem Garden where students have created a beautiful pollinator haven.

Meet the Director Film Series
Thursday, October 12 at 6pm

Obsessive savant Richard McMahan is on a quest to create the world’s greatest art museum – but in mind-blowing miniature. Exactly replicating Van Gogh’s brushstrokes, Rothko’s ravishing colors and the gilding on King Tut’s coffin, McMahan’s Mini-Museum outdoes the Louvre, the Met, MoMA and the Prado, but at only 5% scale. Olympia Stone’s film, The Original Richard McMahan, tells the story. Stone will be on hand to introduce it and The Cardboard Bernini (about the equally intriguing artist, James Grashow) on the same evening, followed by Q&A.

Drum Session
Saturday, October 14, 2-4 pm

In conjunction with Hillsborough Street’s Art It Up! celebration and the Gregg’s current Treasures of Native America exhibition, NC State’s Native American student drumming group, Miska Waya (“Red Wolf”), will perform on the front lawn of the new museum.

Heavy Metal Show & Tell
Thursday, October 19 at 6pm

Rocker Ben Venom recycles concert shirts from punk and heavy metal bands to make quilts that might have made your grandmother faint. Inspired by tattoos, graffiti and the underground scene, they are the polar opposite of cute. Venom flies in from San Francisco to explain how and why he makes them.

Life, Death & Art: Back from Death with Inspired Art
Thursday, October 26 at 6pm

As Halloween approaches, Sandra Martin and Susan Amsden of the International Association for Near-Death Studies talk about remarkable individuals who have “seen the light” and somehow came back from the brink to make art galvanized by their experiences.

Artist talk with Herb Jackson
Saturday November 4 at 2pm

Join Herb Jackson for an informal Q&A. Herb Jackson – A Door is not a Window presents major abstract works from the past two decades by one of North Carolina’s premier contemporary artists.

Tour the Gregg Museum with Zoe
Thursday, November 9 at 6pm

Tour the Gregg’s current exhibitions with Zoe Starling, curator of education, and learn more about the items on display and what went into the planning of these exhibitions.

Meet the Director Film Series
Week of November 13

Join award-winning documentary film director Peter Friedman for a multi-evening series of films ranging from genetic science (Death by Design and The Life and Times of Life and Times), HIV-AIDS (Silverlake Life: The View from Here), inter-species psychic communication (I Talk to Animals), and the world’s most precious objects (MANA – beyond belief). Each screening followed by a Q&A.

Programs will be added throughout the fall. Check back for updates. Better yet, become a member and receive updates and announcements automatically!

The Gregg Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5 pm, Thursday 10am-9 pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Closed Mondays. Open First Fridays until 7pm. 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.